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  • Uchiwa no Minato Museum (POLCA)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Marugameshi Minatomachi 307-15
    The Uchiwa no Minato Museum (POLCA) is a museum dedicated to the history of Marugame uchiwa (traditional paper fans). During the Edo period, it became customary to buy Marugame paper fans as souvenirs of a pilgrimage to the Kotohira Shrine, and fan-making became an important local industry in Marugame. The making of Marugame uchiwa fans has been designated a National Traditional Craft. The exhibits in POLCA include examples of different types of Marugame uchiwa fan dating from the Edo period to the present day, as well as the main regional fan styles from other parts of Japan, and mannequins showing the fan-making process, etc. There is also a demonstration area where visitors can see traditional fan-making techniques being demonstrated. POLCA is located around 15 minutes’ walk from JR Marugame Station.
  • Kinryo-no-sato Sake Museum
    61 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kogaira-machi Nakatadogi-gun Kagawa Prefecture 623
    Located around 10 minutes’ walk from JR Kotohira Station, the Kinryo-no-sato Sake Museum is operated by the brewers of Kinryo Sake, Kotohira’s local sake brand. The museum is directly opposite the entrance to the avenue leading up to the Kotohira-gu Shrine. Situated in a converted sake warehouse, the museum’s History Hall shows how sake was traditionally produced, using displays of authentic implements. The Culture Hall, situated in a former malthouse, presents displays about the history and culture associated with sake-brewing, and has interesting exhibits such as tokkuri (traditional earthenware sake bottles), sake cups, etc. Visitors to the Kinryo-no-sato Sake Museum can also enjoy tastings of Kinryo Sake.

    The shop and museum by "KInryo", the largest Sake maker in town. Kinryo produces different kinds of Sake as well as some other products year around. At museum, you can see the process of making Sake...

  • Sanuki Folk Craft Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Ritsurinchou 1-20-16 In Kuribayashi Park
    This folk craft hall preserves and exhibits approximately 3,900 artisan works not only of historic Kagawa, Sanuki, but from all over Japan, including craftwork, household items, furniture, and Japanese roof tile, kawara. Opened in 1965, the exhibition hall is divided into the new crafts hall, the old crafts hall, and the kawara tile exhibit, each with their own permanent exhibits. (The furniture exhibit is closed currently.) It is just a two-minute walk from the JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi Station.
  • Shikoku Mura open-air museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Yashimanakamachi 91
    Shikoku Mura (“Shikoku Village”) is an open-air museum located about 20 minutes’ drive to the east of JR Takamatsu Station. The exhibits include traditional farmhouses from various parts of Shikoku (dating from the Edo and Meiji periods) that were moved and re-erected here, as well as traditional public buildings such as a village kabuki stage, and several traditional industrial facilities that have been designated as Important Cultural Properties, including a traditional sugar-cane processing facility. The Shikoku Mura Gallery located on the museum site exhibits a wide range of artworks, from European paintings to Oriental sculptures, etc.
  • The Kagawa Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Tamamochou 5-5
    This prefectural museum combines an art museum and a history museum into a single facility. The large interior features materials on Kagawa Prefecture’s history and life-size restored models, as well as permanent exhibitions on Kagawa-born authors such as Genichiro Inokuma and Isamu Noguchi. Visitors also have the chance to wear ceremonial court lady attire and battle armor and participate in other fun activities, and there’s also a reading corner and other facilities to give them a chance to immerse themselves in Kagawa’s history, art, and culture.
  • Kotohira Kaiyo Hakubutsukan (Maritime Science Museum)
    17 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    953 Kotohira-machi Nakatadi-gun Kagawa Prefecture
    The Kotohira Kaiyo Hakubutsukan maritime science museum is located immediately adjacent to the Kanamaru-za theater, Japan’s oldest Kabuki theater, where Konpira Kabuki performances are held; the theater is situated on the pathway leading up the famous Konpira-san shrine, dedicated to the god of the sea. The museum has a sound theatre, models that recreate an Edo-period harbor, a ship maneuvering simulator that allows visitors to experience steering a ship, etc., along with a wide range of materials relating to nature (with a focus on the sea), ships and maritime affairs.


  • Chuhachi Ninomiya Flight Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Nakatadogunmannouchou Oiage 358-1 (Michi-no-Eki Yume Momi Tree Park)
    "This museum is dedicated to the aviation pioneer Chuhachi Ninomiya. Fourteen years before the Wright brothers' successful manned, powered flight, he was the first in the world to come up with the principles of flight. The museum displays a replica of his ""crow-type model aircraft,"" his ""jewel beetle type flyer"" exhibited at the British Airways Expo, and a jewel beetle type flyer with an eight-meter wing span exhibited at the Tsukuba Science Expo. Their education corner lets you have fun while learning with quizzes, flight related games, and video of the Chuhachi Ninomiya Story."
  • Homotsukan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    892-1 Kotohiracho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
    Homotsukan was built in 1905 following the design of Masamichi Kuru, an engineer of the Ministry of Education. It is a dignified two-story building that blends Japanese and Western elements. Made of granite quarried in Kagawa Prefecture, its gabled roof has Aoki stone tiles, and the entrance features a copper roofed Chinese cusped gable. Precious items from Kotohira-gu Shrine are on display. Two particularly well-known pieces are an eleven-faced standing image of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, and a collection of Portraits of Thirty-six Master Poets. The Kannon statue is an Important Cultural Property.
  • Onigashima Oni no Yakata
    8 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Megichou 15-22
    About a 20-minute ferry ride from Takamatsu Port, Megi Island (Megijima) is associated with Onigashima Island from Japan's Momotaro Legend. Oni-no-yakata is located right by Megi Port where the ferry leaves from. It has three zones including an eatery, a waiting room, and the Oni-no-Ma museum dedicated to Japan's mythical ogres, with exhibits showcasing legends from around the country, displays of ogre masks used in festivals, and more. They also have a reading corner with items like ogre picture books.


  • Mitoyo Bunshokan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Pref. Mitoyoshi Yamamotochousaitanishi 375
  • Takamatsu Suido Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Tsuruichicho

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Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone's throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa's prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country's best gardens.

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