HOTEL OR RENTAL APARTMENT?
Takamatsu and Kagawa Prefecture are still lacking when it comes to decent vacation rental apartment options. Listings are always coming and going so you may come across a gem, but in general, most of the listings are way out in the suburbs and greatly overpriced.
When it comes to finding a base for the Kafka on the Shore section of your Murakami Pilgrimage, using a site like Booking.com or Agoda.com will be your best bet.
WHERE TO STAY
Like Kafka did, basing yourself in a business hotel by Takamatsu Station would be ideal. This also gives you easy access to the port. As long as you’re within a 15 minute or so walking distance from the main station then you should be alright.
Alternatively, somewhere nearby Sakaide or Marugame Stations would also be convenient.