If you have visited Takamatsu, I have a few questions for you. Yes, I know, I’m asking a lot to my readers these days; first this thing about share buttons, and now that.
Here is the deal, the city of Takamatsu has asked my friend Cathy feedback with these two questions and I’m helping a little, because the issue interests me too as you can imagine.
The questions are pretty simple. Here they are:
1. What appealed to you about Takamatsu? As a visitor, what did you like about Takamatsu? Where would you recommend other visitors to go and what would you recommend them to do here?
2. What can Takamatsu do to make it more appealing, attractive, interesting, comfortable for visitors from overseas?
Feel free to answer the way that’s most convenient for you (in the comments, by e-mail, on the Facebook or Google+ page, your choice), in a few words or a few pages. You decide.
Thanks in advance.
Ritsurin Garden is so beautiful!
It’s one of the best gardens in Japan for a reason!
Together with Okayama’s Korakuen this is my favorite garden! ^-^
Yes, it may be the most beautiful garden in Japan (definitely my favorite with Kodai-ji’s in Kyoto, I guess Korakuen comes in third 🙂 )
Do you have any answer for question number 2 (I assume that was your answer for question 1, right?)
I loved Takamatsu from the time I first visited it, in May of 2009. The people I encountered there were among the most friendly and helpful of anywhere that I’ve been in Japan. I don’t really know what they could do to make it more attractive to foreigners because it’s so nice just the way it is. I would live there if I could. The one thing about staying there is that there don’t seem to be many small ryokan or minshuku, which I usually prefer to staying in a hotel. Maybe I just don’t know how to find out about them.
Ritsurin garden of course is beautiful, and the Shikoku Mura. I also liked the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, and the view from Yashima, and Ogijima, and the downtown area and the food and the Kamado sweet shop and the trains and really everything. Takamatsu just has a really good feeling, as a place, that I enjoy experiencing.
Thanks for your feedback Marcia. 🙂