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“Relaxing space adjacent to the train station and ferry”
Review of Tamamo Park

Tamamo Park
Ranked #3 of 143 things to do in Takamatsu
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Cary, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Relaxing space adjacent to the train station and ferry”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

I took a spontaneous day trip to Takamatsu one afternoon while living in Okayama city. Unfortunately, by the time I arrived it was too late to do any real exploring so I ended up doing two things - 1) eating some ramen and 2) taking a stroll through Tamamo Park! It is a bit small, maybe a third the size of Ritsurin garden, but it is a great little escape into a quiet garden with beautiful landscaping and buildings. I went during the winter time and it was still beautiful with camellia flowers blooming everywhere and plenty of green. If you have some downtime around the station, I would absolutely check it out!

Visited February 2013
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Waterless style landscape & short stroll”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

This is nice to visit if you are too tired to stroll at the Ritsurin, but still want to see some Jap garden. Tamamo pales against the aclaimed Ritsurin, but still has its own sweet charms.

This place is very near the sea. The small moat that you'll come across is actually sea water. The fishes that lives there are from the big blue.

Since the water is sea water, having water flowing around the park will really kill lots of plants. So the landscape designer used "waterless" landscaping. When you cross the bridges, you're not crossing water, you'll be crossing sand. Giving this park a very different look.

There's a boat ride (500 yen/ppl) by the moat. You get to dress up a bit (with straw hat and vest to look like a peasant).

**NB** lots of mosquitoe, arm yourself with sprays

Visited September 2013
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Luanda, Angola
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Go at night the lights make the park pretty”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

In Japan we saw much more impressive parks, so this one is really basic. Note we could find nothing to drink and the access cost was just to high if compared with parks around that are free.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank mwant999
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
“Peaceful Park close to Station and Ferry.”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Tamamo Park is of moderate size and close to Takamatsu Station and Ferry Port.
It is the area that was once Takamatsu Castle. While Ritsurin Koen is the number 1 sightseeing attraction in Takamatsu, this park is still worth a visit if you have a spare hour.
Entry is 200 yen for adult and 100 yen for chidren 6 - 15 years.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank StanleyAuckland
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Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Nice Break Waiting for a Ferry”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

This small park is where Takamatsu's sea castle stood before WWII. It is a lovely green space, worth a wander of you have a few minutes before a ferry ride or train departure. It seems that they will be rebuilding the main castle in the near future...come back in 2020 and it may be magnificent.

Visited April 2012
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