If you are coming to Kagawa prefecture for Setouchi Triennale 2019, JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu is one of the best hotels for you.
Plus if you want to stay in a higher-standard hotel, this hotel is the best.
Takamatsu port and JR Takamatsu station are the main hubs for traveling to each venue in Setouchi Triennale 2019.
JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu is within 5 minute walk from both Takamatsu port to Naoshima and JR Takamatsu station, offering great access to all the 12 venues in Setouchi Triennale 2019.
Therefore, you can save time and make the most of your limited days for Setouchi Triennale 2019 and islands hopping.
In addition, JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu is one of the rare 4 star hotels in Takamatsu if you are after a higher-standard hotel with more than 3 stars.
Now, let me break down to 3 different categories why this hotel is the best for Setouchi Triennale 2019.
As you can see in the picture, this hotel sits in front of Takamatsu port.
Location wise, there are a lot more advantages than explained so far.
Takamatsu Castle is on the opposite side of the hotel within 3 minutes by walk.
Enjoy Julien Opie Sculptures near the hotel
If you like Julien Opie, there are 4 sculptures by Julien Opie in front of Takamatsu Castle and on the opposite side of this hotel.
There is another station called Kotoden Chikko on Kotoden Line right next to Takamatsu castle. This station is only 3-4 minute walk from the hotel.
The airport shuttle bus stops right in front of JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu. So, if you are coming by air, you can come straight to this hotel from Takamatsu airport.
Restaurants & Bar & Shops
There are 4 fine restaurants and one cafe/buffet style restaurant inside the hotel.
Bar Astro on the 21st floor
This hotel has a sky bar called Astro on the 21st floor overlooking the Seto Inland Sea and Takamatsu Castle.
I went to Bar Astro when I stayed at this hotel. They had a special cocktail using a locally produced lemon, it’s always nice to try something local when you travel abroad or to a different city.
There’s even a bakery/cake shop on the ground floor if you like breads and cakes.
If you want to go outside and try some local Izakayas or Japanese Restaurants, there are several of them within a 5 minute walk.
There’s one Izakaya(Japanese style pub) on the ground floor of the next hotel.
If you walk 10 minutes, you can even get to the biggest shopping arcade in Takamatsu where hundreds of restaurants and shops are. So you have plenty of options for eating out and grocery shopping.
Rooms in JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu
I wouldn’t say it’s a luxurious hotel, but it’s definitely a decent, high-standard, clean and efficient hotel where you would feel comfortable.
There are different levels of rooms from a single room and deluxe suite to the imperial suite. (Click the link to look at the imperial suite)
One of the Corner Rooms
You get what you pay for at this hotel. If you are staying in one of the corner rooms. You have fantastic views on the Seto Inland Sea and the Takamatsu Castle.
Try to ask for the a corner room with an ocean view when reserving a room here.
Only one disadvantage of JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu is there is no onsen/hot spring inside the hotel compared to the sister hotel, JR Clement Inn Takamatsu.
A brief recap
If you’re coming to Takamatsu for Setouchi Triennale 2019, JR Hotel Clement Takamatsu offers the best access to Setouchi Triennale islands and other sightseeing spots in Takamatsu.
Don’t forget it’s a 4 star hotel. You can walk to Takamatsu port or JR Takamatsu Station within 5 minutes. Plus, you can find many restaurants, convenience stores and supermarkets within a walking distance.
Price: Starting from 12,000 Yen for two.
Booking: Click here to check available rooms
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