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Takamatsu One Day Customized Tour

Day Trip

Aki T.

4.78(49) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Takamatsu is a pretty harbor city facing the tranquil Seto Inland Sea, a venue of Setouchi Triennale 2019.

This tour covers popular spots in Takamatsu and the neighboring areas. You can customize the tour according to your requests.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Takamatsu, or Takamatsu Port

09:30 AM

Ritsurin Garden

A Japanese style garden given 3 stars by the Michelin Green Guide Japan

11:10 AM

Yakuriji Temple

One of the 88 temples famous for Shikoku O-Henro, or the Shikoku Pilgrimage

02:00 PM


A lava plateau having good viewpoints overlooking the Seto Inland Sea

02:30 PM

The ruins of Takamatsu Castle

A samurai castle built in the late 16th Century

Ending Point

At your hotel in Takamatsu, or Takamatsu Port

What to Expect

We will visit traditional sites and modern art sites harmonizing with beautiful nature in the Setouchi region.

This tour presents an example itinerary for you. However, I can re-arrange it according to your request, covering popular sightseeing spots, hidden sites, and artworks of Setouchi Triennale 2022. If you have any requests, please let me know in advance.

Visiting the Seto Inland Sea’s islands is an option. If you want to visit the islands, I can offer you a customized tour.

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

transportation fare(you and guide), admission fee, meals

Important Information

I can guide you in Kagawa including Naoshima and the other venues of Setouchi Triennale. If you would be interested in being guided by me in those places, please contact me to confirm my availability in advance.

This tour will be available when I stay in my home prefecture, Kagawa, where Takamatsu is located. Therefore, please contact me to confirm the tour's availability in advance. I would appreciate it if you could give me an inquiry about the availability at least two weeks before the day of the tour.

This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Besides guide fee, how much does it cost for a one-day tour?

For example:

- transportation fare (by taxi): Approx. 10,000 JPY per car

- admission fees (Ritsurin Garden and Takamatsu Castle): 610 JPY per person

- lunch: 2,000 JPY per person

Can you shorten the tour duration?

Yes, I can shorten the duration and reduce guide fee according to your request.

In this case, please contact me before booking. I'll offer you a customized tour based on your request.

What’s a recommended itinerary for this tour?

For example:

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Meet at a hotel or Takamatsu Port and move to Ritsurin Garden by bus or taxi

09:30 am - 10:45 am

Visit Ritsurin Garden, a traditional Japanese garden

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Move to Yakuriji Temple by taxi

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Visit Yakuriji Temple, one of the sacred 88 temples in Shikoku

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Have lunch at a Japanese noodles restaurant serving Sanuki Udon noodles

Sanuki Udon is the local specialty in Takamatsu.

12:45 pm - 1:10 pm

Move to Yashima by taxi

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

Visit Yashima

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Move to Takamatsu by taxi

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Visit art sites of Setouchi Triennale and the ruins of Takamatsu Castle near the Takamatsu port

4:00 pm

At a hotel or Takamatsu Port, the tour ends

Can you guide me to the other venues of Setouchi Triennale?

Yes, I can.

I can offer you a customized tour for Setouchi Triennale. Please contact me for more details.

Can you arrange a private car? How much does it cost for a car?

Yes, I can arrange a private car, and van according to your request.

The cost varies, depending on the type of car, time and mileage.

Can you pick me up at Takamatsu Airport?

Yes, I can.

Please pay Airport pick-up fee when you book.



Jerome G.

Mar 21, 2020

Delightlful ....

Aki was very easy to work with and accomodating to our group of 6. As requested, he put together a 3 day itinerary for us based upon our interests and desired activity level. He is quite knowledgeable about "all things Tokyo" as well as the Japanese culture and history. He is a master of the Tokyo transit system and without him we would have had a difficult time navigating around. We asked Aki to join us during our lunches to show our appreciation and to be able to converse with him on a more personal level. He was always early to arrive at our hotel for pick up. I would highly recommend him.

Aki T.

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. It was my pleasure to have guided you and your friends. I enjoyed touring and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Tokyo and choosing me as your guide! Sincerely, Aki


Jerry M.

Oct 14, 2019


We spent three days with Aki, exploring the Setouchi Trienniale , using Takamatsu as a home base. We never could have done this without him. We had a great time. Thanks again Aki.

Aki T.

Dear Jerry, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! I enjoyed touring around the Setouchi islands and had a wonderful time with you too. Thanks for coming to Takamatsu and having me as your guide! Sincerely, Akio


Jerome E.

Sep 7, 2019

Aki gave us a great opportunity to experience Kamakura in a tight schedule

We had only 5 hours to visit Kamakura....and gave Aki an almost impossible mission. He succeeded! We saw all of the major sites and enjoyed the wonderful explanations that Aki provided with clear and nuanced English.

Aki T.

Dear Jerome, Thank you so much for giving me such an excellent rating and review! That's very nice of you to say. I hope you are all fine after the tour on a hot day. It was my pleasure to have guided you around Kamakura. Thanks for choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

Robin M.

Jun 1, 2019

Aki provided all we had hoped

Aki was a great guide. He took us to all the places we were interested in and was flexible in his plans given our interests and needs. He clearly knew his way around the island and all the museums. Couldn't have asked for more.

Aki T.

Dear Robin, Thank you so much for taking the time to give me such an excellent review! It was my pleasure to have guided you around Naoshima. I enjoyed touring with you too. It was fun to bike around the island! I hope you enjoyed your stay on the beautiful island. Thanks for coming to Naoshima and choosing me as your tour guide! Sincerely, Aki

$400/ per group

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