Marugame Castle

丸亀城
A castle boasting Japan's largest stone wall and chalk keep tower
 Marugame Castle was constructed about 400 years ago. The keep tower (the highest part of the castle, used as a look-out) is made of wood, a rare style of construction in Japan, and has been designated as an National Important Cultural Heritage. The stone wall that that leads up to the keep tower is the largest of its kind in Japan, at a height of approximately 60 meters. The elegant curvature of the wall is one of its finest features.
This castle was chosen as one of Japan’s Best 100 Castles. The determination is made by a group of specialists that cover the fields of architecture, engineering, archeology and history, and it is on of the cultural prides of the country.
There is a charge for entering the keep tower, but entrance to the compound is free and there is plenty of space for strolling around. It is a popular place for taking walks, and is also a place for the community to gather.
In the spring, the approximately 1,200 cherry trees bloom. May 3-4 is the annual Marugame Castle Festival, where many different events are held.
Address 香川県丸亀市一番丁(城内)
Telephone Number 0877-22-0331
Business HoursKeep Tower 9:00-16:30 (Last entrance 16:00)
Days Closed for BusinessNo holidays
PriceAdult 200 JPY, Child (Elementary School and Middle School) 100 JPY
* Discount for groups of more than 20 people for Keep Tower only
Directions●JR Marugame Station
Approx. 30 minutes from JR Takamatsu Station on the Yosan express train. Approx. 15 minute walk from JR Marugame Station.

●Zentsuji IC
Approx. 10 minutes from Zentsuji IC by car.

●Takamatsu Airport
Airport Limousine Bus available
Approx 75 minutes from Takamatsu Airport to JR Marugame Station.
Parking50 cars
* Open 7:00 - 17:00 (April-September 6:00 - 19:00) / 5 large buses at Marugame Castle Northern Moat