Kurashiki to Takamatsu
Journey Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Takamatsu, Shikoku's second largest city and the prefectural capital of Kagawa, here you will see Ritsurin Koen Park. Designed in 1625 by Ikoma Takatoshi, the feudal lord of the Province, it contains some 160 types of trees and flowers that change with the seasons; camellias, plum trees, etc.
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, designed by internationally renowned, Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) for the display of what he considered to be representative examples of his life's work. Open to the public as a museum, both his workshop and traditional Japanese residence have been carefully preserved just as they were when the artist was alive. Numerous completed and unfinished sculptures are on display.
A must visit a Bonsai nursery in the Town of Kinashi, one of the main centres for the cultivation of BONSAI trees in Japan, particularly pines: Kinashi supplies 80 percent of Japan's pine bonsai.
Stay: JR Hotel Clement (1 night)
JR Hotel Clement
Takamtasu’s tallest hotel, this is true Western-style luxury. The rooms are spacious and sound-proofed, with rousing views of the city or the Inland Sea (particularly from the upper floors’ corner rooms).
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