Tokushima and Kagawa 2011 (11) Tamamo Garden

After I left the hotel, I had to go Takamatsu station or Kawaramachi station for leave my baggage to the locker.
I decided to go to Takamatsu station because around Kawaramachi station seemed complicate and the road to Takamatsu station is wider.

My hotel gave me a breakfast ticket of Yoshinoya near the hotel (Included in the fee). So, I dropped in at the Yoshinoya branch and ate grilled salmon set at Yoshinoya on my way to Takamatsu station 🙂

After 20 minutes walk, I got to Takamatsu station and left my baggage into the locker in the station. And then I headed to Tamamo garden.

From Tamamo park, Takamatsu station, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

3日目はまずホテルを出て、高松駅のコインロッカーに荷物を預けに行きます。

Tamamo garden in front of Takamatsu station.

From outside, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

高松駅前、玉藻城のある、玉藻公園にきました。

Entrance, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

Tamamo Castle (Takamatsu Castle)

Tamamo castle at a distant, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

Though its official name is Takamatsu castle, it is also called Tamamo castle.
It is because around sea of this area used to be called “Tamamo no ura” in ancient times.

by digging ditches double and triple
The castle used to be surrounded by triple moats. The castle wall was faced with Setonaikai (Seto Inland sea) directly and outer, middle and inner moat have sea water drawn from the sea.
This is the first sea castle in Japan.

It is said that feeding those carps make your wishes come true.

Feed sea bream , Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

鯉にエサをやると願いが叶うらしい

Sea bream there

Sea bream, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

鯛がいます~しかもいっぱい。

Taigan jyouju, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

満願成就ならぬ、鯛願成就

What happened to this tree ?

Amazing tree1, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

どういうことなの。大丈夫なのこの木?

Are you OK ?

Amazing tree2, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

なんか背中痛くなってきた・・・(;´Д`)

sayabashi (Saya bridge) between Honmaru and Ninomaru was under construction.

In front of Sayabashi bridge, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

本丸と二の丸を繋ぐ鞘橋は修理中

Sayabashi bridge is under repair, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

Sayabashi bridge, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

Successive lords of Takamatsu castle

List castle owner, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

歴代高松城主。生駒家改易のあと松平家がこの地を治めて栗林公園も完成したんですね。

The garden is beautiful. As same as Ritsurin Garden, this garden have lots of pine trees, too. Naien Oniwa.

Garden, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

庭園も美しいです。やっぱり松、松、松。内苑御庭

There’s weeping cherry tree. It must be beautiful in Spring.

Tamamo castle from the outside of the garden, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

でも、しだれ桜も植えてあったりして、春はきれいでしょうねぇ・・・・。

Pine cones collection box.

Pine cone collection, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

松ぼっくり回収ボックス

Gathered pine cones are materials for artificial tree and used for drying mushrooms.

Tree made from collected pinecone, Tamamo garden, Takamatsu (Kagawa & Tokushima 2011)

回収した松ぼっくりはツリーになったり、きのこ干し(!?)に使われたり。

I tried go to the top of the castle. But because of the steep staircase, I couldn’t go up to the third floor.
I felt I was climbing.
The trouble occured when I went down to the ground floor. I got a crick in the leg…
I took more time than expected at this park and had not much time to go another place. After all I decided to have lunch somewhere and go to Tokushima airport.
I should have taken flight from Takamatsu airport.

But I changed my schedule just before the trip.
I didn’t intended to go Takamatsu at first. I planned to stay at Iya Onsen at the second night. But I knew Kazura-bashi bridge had been under repair just before the trip. So, I changed my mind and decided to go Takamatsu.

Umm. I had no luck with Iya onsen from the beginning 🙁

About Tamamo Garden (玉藻公園)

Address / 2-1, Tamamocho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa
Station / Takamatsu station (JR), Takamatsu Tikkou station (Kotohira Dentetsu)
Open / See website for the detail (around 6:00 – 17:00)
Close / December 29 – 31
Website / http://www.takamatsujyo.com/(in Japanese only)

香川県高松市玉藻町 2-1
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