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Takamatsu Central Shopping Area|高松中央商店街

Takamatsu Central Shopping Area|高松中央商店街
Refers to the shopping areas of downtown Takamatsu. There are eight areas: Hyogomachi, Kataharamachi West, Kataharamachi East, Marugamemachi, Lion Street, Minami Shinmachi, Jobanmachi and Tamachi. Most of these are arcades (*walking roads covered by continuous arched roof), the longest is 2.7 km. It is said that this is the longest in Japan. In the shopping areas you will find restaurants and bars, general shops, salons, video game centers, movie theatres and others. In total these reach aproximately 860 shops. Nearby there are department stores and art museums as well. In 2015, the Kawaramachi FLAG was opened in the Kotoden Kawaramachi Station building.  You can enjoy a full day on-foot here.


Address -
Hours Differs by shop
Closed Differs by shop
Admission Fee -
Parking (Cars)   Yes
(Buses) No
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Toilet Yes
Best Season Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

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The longest shopping arcade in Japan

‣ The Takamatsu Marugame Ichi-ban-cho is a symbolic spot in the shopping areas. Here you will find progressive shops and popular brands. 

‣ The central plaza is overed by a crystal dome of 32 m height, the largest of its kind in Japan.

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Access Information

Train ●JR Takamatsu Station
Approx. 15 minute walk from JR Takamatsu Station (Machinaka Loop Bus available from JR Takamatsu Station to the center area).

●Kotoden Kawaramachi Station
5 minutes from Kotoden Takamatsu Chikko Station on the Kotohira or Nagao Lines.
Very close to Kotoden Kawaramachi Station.

●Kotoden Kataharamachi Station
2 minutes from Kotoden Takamatsu Chikko Station on the Kotohira or Nagao Lines.
Directly adjacent to Kotoden Kataharamachi Station.
Car ●Takamatsu Center IC
Approx. 20 minutes from Takamatsu Center IC by car.