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Ritsurin Garden

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Address: 1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 87-833-7411
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ritsurin Garden is a superb cultural asset that conveys the characteristics...

Ritsurin Garden is a superb cultural asset that conveys the characteristics of the daimyo strolling gardens that were typically seen in the 17th and 18th century. A daimyo strolling garden is a type of traditional Japanese garden in which ponds and hills are expertly constructed over a vast tract of land, and you can enjoy the garden's space as you leisurely walk around inside.

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Ritsurin Park was the best part of our stay in Takamatsu. The park is kept tidy and is beautiful even in November. I didn't realise how much I would enjoy it. It's a must do when... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Gabby F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ritsurin Park was the best part of our stay in Takamatsu. The park is kept tidy and is beautiful even in November. I didn't realise how much I would enjoy it. It's a must do when in Takamatsu. Admission fee is very cheap so a great stop if you're on a budget. Definitely recommend.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent garden with good views, particularly during foliage and sakura seasons. On less crowded days, the walk is quite peaceful and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not expecting much of this garden and was thinking to spend only 2 hours. The garden is so HUGE and is wheelchair-bound friendly. It's a nice place to stroll around and takes the least 2 hours to walk around the garden. It lives up to the reputation as the best garden. Highly recommended when visiting Takamatsu.

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Akiota-cho, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the park one evening in late November for the autumn leaf viewing. I went for the night time illumination. The park paths were well lit and the beautiful autumn leaves were highlighted with lights. Many other trees and foliage were also lit up with different coloured lights. There were many food stalls selling anything from dango to oden.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you had to go to one tourist spot in Takamatsu, choose this one! The garden is big and comfortable to walk in. Paths are arranged with thought and are very convenient even for elderly and visitors using wheel chairs. There are different plantations planted and are nicely arranged. People are generally quiet, so it gives the garden a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there today and I cant rake my eyes iff tge photos which I have taken. Faliage started, some trees akready tyrned red some not yet. What an excitinf scene. Tge garden is big, if you are stuck after a a big group... run away, the stop for pictures ut drives you nuts. just hurry up a little and you"ll... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most popular and worthwhile visit on the whole island of Shikoku. Although Banshoen Koen is nice too, Ritsurin is a must see. If you are there when it snows (about once every three years) you will have a chance at photographer glory.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A delightful place to stroll and wonder above the 400 year history of this place. The put Japanese esthetic is here for you to enjoy.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent about 3 hours here on a gorgeous sunny afternoon strolling around all the major and many of the minor paths. It's a truly wonderful garden even though the Autumn colour had not started yet. It must be glorious in spring and summer. Bring lunch with you and sit on any of the seats dotted around the north or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful garden; actually as beautiful as shown in pictures. It's a huge garden so I didn't walk through the whole park. Could take you easily 2-3 hr for the whole park. There's a wheelchair route in the park. Feeding the kois were a lot of fun! They are huge n beautiful. The garden could be very zen. And... More 

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