In 3 minutes walk from JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi station a Japanese garden of special scenic beauty "Ritsurin Garden" is located. It was chosen by Mitsuboshi as a place that is especially should to be visited in Michelin sightseeing guide. Choosing hotel near JR Takamatsu station or JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi station is convenient for tourism.
About 10 minutes on foot from JR Takamatsu, 30～45 minutes from Takamatsu port by a high-speed boat, 60 minutes by a ferry and you will arrive at "Olive island" Setouchi. The rise and fall of the tides make sandy "Angel road" appear. This is one of 3 places of scenic beauty of Japan "Kankakei" which is definitely worth to see.
A place of "Kotohira" known for standing in line souvenir shops, udon restaurants, road approaching a shrine, and long stone steps is located in about 20 minutes on foot from JR Kotohira station. A place of sea gods "Sanukino Konpirasan" gathered believes from the old times. In front of Konpirasan gates hot-spring village is located.
"Great Seto Bridge" jointed with a railroad crosses the middle of beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Spectacular shape of one of the largest and longest bridges. At the foot of the Seto Bridge a memorial park is located, so you may watch Great Sesoko Bridge from a close distance. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the park from JR Sakaide station by a taxi.
"Zentsuji" is located In about 20 minutes on foot from JR Zentsuji station which is the 75th of Shikoku eighty-eight places Sacred Sites. This is a birthplace of Buddist saint Kukai, known as head temple of Shingon sect Zentsuji-ha. Large grounds are divided into western and eastern parts, and a lot of worshippers visit this place the whole year.
You can reach Yashima (mountain top) in about 16 minutes by a train from JR Takamatsu station and 10 minutes ride of a taxi. "Yashima" is a roof-shaped lava plateau and Seto Inlad Sea can be seen from the top. Yashima-ji which is one of Shikoku eighty-eight places Sacred Sites and rare even worldwide situated on mountain top "New Yashima Aquarium".