Takamatsu Castle (Sanuki)

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Takamatsu Castle
Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
Takamatsu castle23.jpg
The Ushitora yagura
Takamatsu Castle is located in Japan
Takamatsu Castle
Takamatsu Castle
Coordinates 34°21′N 134°3′E / 34.350°N 134.050°E / 34.350; 134.050
Type Azuchi-Momoyama castle
Area 79,587km² (originally 660,000km²)
Site information
Controlled by Ikoma clan (until 1639)
Matsudaira clan (1642-1869)
Open to
the public
Tamamo Park
Condition Archaeological and designated national historical site; castle ruins and two yagura remain.
Website Tamamo Park (Ruins of Takamatsu Castle)
Site history
Built 1590 (1590)
Built by Ikoma Chikamasa
In use 1869 (1869)
Materials Wood, stone, plaster

Takamatsu Castle (高松城, Takamatsu-jō?) is located in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, on the island of Shikoku, Japan. This castle is also called Tamamo Castle (玉藻城, Tamamo-jō?).


Takamatsu Castle was built in 1590 by Ikoma Chikamasa, the first feudal lord of Takamatsu Domain.[1] The Ikoma clan ruled from the castle for 54 years before their fief was given to the Matsudaira clan.[2] This castle is well known as one of the three Mizujiro, or "Water Castles" in Japan, along with Imabari Castle in Ehime Prefecture and Nakatsu Castle in Oita Prefecture.



  1. ^ "Tamamo Park (Ruins of Takamatsu Castle)". Takamatsu city. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Takamatsu Castle". japan-guide.com. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 

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Coordinates: 34°21′N 134°3′E / 34.350°N 134.050°E / 34.350; 134.050