Takamatsu is on the island of Shikoku, Japan and not too far from Okayama and Osaka on the ‘mainland’. I first visited Takamatsu after a weekend of training and loved it so much I knew I had to return again in the future if given to chance. Chance arrived 8 months later when I was working living in Okayama and working in Kurashiki for a month. I took a weekend break away to explore more of the island. I have a great memory about visiting Demon Island and going on a self-guided tour of the man-made pirate caves. There were areas that were not blocked or roped off and you could fall down into nowhere if you weren’t careful. The caverns were huge and it was like navigating through a maze. I was enjoying my experience, and being the only one in the cave, until… the lights went out and I was in complete and total darkness! After taking a big breath, keeping my calm, and being patient, my eyes adjusted and I was soon able to barely make out just the tiniest amount of light over to the left. I gingerly made my way over toward the lighter shadow, one foot at a time, and around a couple of bends before I did find my way out of the Demon cave. What happened that day, I do not know! But I did purchase a little key chain flashlight that week! I still loved visiting Demon Island, and it’s on my top 10 list of things to do with kids in Takamatsu and area.
As part of the Kids Activities Blog 10 Things To Do In…series, I’m sharing with you my list of our top 10 things to do Takamatsu, Japan and the surrounding area. If you’re interested in travel ideas with children, you can see our other posts in this series:
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