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Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is located in the Pacific Ocean it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo. It has the world's 10th largest population. It is world's largest international creditor and is the sixth largest exporter and importer and is a member of the United Nations. And it is a leading nation in the fields of scientific research, technology, machinery, and medical research with the world's third largest budget for research and development.
Takamatsu is the capital city of Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku in Japan. It is located on the northern border of Shikoku and faces the Inland Sea. As of March 1, 2006, the city has an estimated population of 426,514 with a population density of 1137 persons per square kilometers. The total area is 375.05 square kilometers following the September 26, 2005 and January 10, 2006 expansions, in which the towns of Shionoe, Mure, Aji, Kagawa, Konan, and Kokubunji merged into the city.
The city was officially founded on February 15, 1890. It had been a political and economic center in this area since the Edo period when the Matsudaira clan made Takamatsu the capital of their han. Since the opening of the Great Seto Bridge, trains service carries passengers between Takamatsu and Uno. The city's major tourist attraction is Ritsurin Park, a beautiful garden, created in the Edo period. These days, the city is getting more famous for its noodles. The noodles made in this city are called Sanuki Udon. They are widely considered to be inexpensive and delicious.

It is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Japan worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Japan.

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