Marugame

Marugame (丸亀) is a city in Kagawa prefecture.

Tourist Attractions

  • Marugame Castle
  • MIMOCA (Marugame Museum of Modern Art)
  • Nakazu Bansho Gardens
  • Uchiwa no Minato Fan Museum (in Utazu City near Marugame Castle)

Events

  • Marugame Castle Festival (May 3rd-4th every year)
  • Marugame Half Marathon (February every year)

Trains

JR Marugame Station is on the Japan Rail Yosan Line. Trains operate to Okayama in the north, Takamatsu in the east and Tadotsu and Kanonji in the west.
There are two Kotoden Rail stations in the South of Marugame: Okada and Kurikuma. Trains operate to Kawaramachi and Takamatsu-chikko in the east and Kotohira in the west.

Marugame Community Bus

The Marugame Community Bus service operates within Marugame and Utazu.
There are five bus routes with corresponding colors on the bus timetables and bus route maps. The bus routes are not numbered.
These are the five routes as of May 2014:

  • West Marugame (Sky Blue)

Loop line operating from Rōsai Hospital.
Rōsai Hospital <-> Marugame Castle <-> Marugame Station <-> Youme Town Shopping Centre <-> Marugame Stadium <-> Zentsuji IC Bus Terminal <-> Matsune Clinic <-> Marugame Boat Race Pier <-> Youme Town Shopping Centre <-> Marugame Station <-> Rōsai Hospital <-> Marugame Castle

  • East Marugame (Purple)

Connects Utazu Station with Kameyama Industrial Park.
Utazu Station <-> Vivre Shopping Centre <-> Uchiwa no Minato Fan Museum <-> Marugame Port <-> Marugame Station <-> Marugame Castle <-> Rosai Hospital <-> Hanzan Learning Centre <-> Hanzan Citizens Centre <-> Kameyama Industrial Park

  • Marugame-Tarumi (Green)

Loop line operating from Marugame Port.
Marugame Port <-> Marugame Station <-> Marugame Castle <-> Rosai Hospital <-> Fuji Grand Shopping Centre <-> Gaiseiji Temple <-> Gunge Post Office <-> Poka Poka hot spring <-> Marugame Station <-> Marugame Port

  • Reoma-Utazu (Pink)

Connects Utazu Station with New Reoma World theme park.
Utazu Station <-> Vivre Shopping Centre <-> Marguame Station <-> Marugame Castle <-> Rōsai Hospital <-> Hanzan Learning Centre <-> Ayauta Citizens Centre <-> Kotoden Kurikuma Station <-> Ayauta Citzens Centre <-> New Reoma World theme park.

  • Ayauta-Utazu (Orange)

Connects Utazu Station with Yubunedo hot spring.
Utazu Station <-> Vivre Shopping Centre <-> Rōsai Hospital <-> Marugame Castle <-> Marugame Station <-> Poka Poka hot spring <-> Kotohira Kurikuma Station <-> Ayauta Citizens Centre <-> Yubunedo hot spring

Useful links

Marugame City Calendar (English)
Marugame Community Bus fare, route and timetable information (Japanese)
Map of Marugame City Centre showing tourist attractions (English PDF)
Map of Marugame including southern suburbs (Japanese)
Kotoden rail network map. Click the station name to see the next train time (Japanese)

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