Takamatsu is the second most populated city on the island of Shikoku after Matsuyama. According to the 2015 census, it has a total population of 420,748 people. It is also the capital of Kagawa Prefecture which is the smallest prefecture in Japan. This city serves as a gateway to Honshu Island. Moreover, it is the ferry hub for the Inland Sea islands. There are many fascinating temples and parks as well as entertainment areas that can be found across this city. Besides that, Takamatsu is famous for Udon dishes.
Two peak seasons are happening in Takamatsu which is during the summer season (May to September) and autumn season (October to November). Whereas, this city will enter its off-peak season during the winter season, from December to February. For visitors who choose to come during the summer season, the visitors do not have to be worried about the rainfall as it rarely occurs. The weather is hot and humid throughout this season. Autumn season is also another period that attracts a lot of visitors coming to this city. The visitors will feel comfortable exploring around Takamatsu with cool air and moderate weather. Therefore, the best time to visit Takamatsu is during the spring season, from March to April.
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) - Mactan Cebu International Airport serves the city of Cebu and the areas in the region of Central Visayas. It has a single runway and two different passenger terminals. There are many international and domestic airlines operated at this airport such as Cebu Pacific, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Scoot, SilkAir and many more. This airport also handles for cargo airlines which include FedEx Express and Tri-MG Intra Asia Airlines. The distance between Mactan Cebu International Airport and Cebu City is about 14.5 kilometres. By taking a taxi, the taxi fare will cost around PHP 520.
Takamatsu Airport - Takamatsu Airport is the main airport that operates for the city of Takamatsu. It focuses only on smaller international and domestic flights. Among the airlines are Japan Airlines, Air, Seoul, China Airlines, All Nippon Airways and many more. This airport has one terminal which consists of four main gates. Other than that, this airport provides a few facilities for visitors such as restaurants, cafes and shops. Takamatsu Airport is located about 15 kilometres from the city centre. For those who choose to take a taxi, the taxi fare will be around JPY 6632, which is about PHP 3182.58.
Throughout the year, Cebu experiences a tropical climate while Takamatsu has a humid subtropical climate. The average annual temperature of Takamatsu is 15.5 degrees Celsius. During the summer season, the visitors will encounter hot and humid weather in this city. The visitors can visit a few interesting temples and do outdoor activities with families and friends. Same goes for the autumn season. The weather is mild and breezy as well as less probability of rainfall will happen during this period. Winter season is not a perfect time to get around this city as the weather is very cold. Visitors are advised to visit Takamatsu during the spring season to avoid crowds. The visitors can get fresh air and see blooming flowers at the parks.