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Ritsurin Garden

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Address: 1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
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07:00 - 17:00
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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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The essence of what is Japanese beauty

Ritsurin Park is a very large Japanese garden. When you enter, the background is a few mountains, as opposed to most other Japanese gardens back-dropped by skyscrapers or urban... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ritsurin Park is a very large Japanese garden. When you enter, the background is a few mountains, as opposed to most other Japanese gardens back-dropped by skyscrapers or urban scenery (that contrast is interesting too, though). Even in winter, we enjoyed a traditional style boat cruising in the pond (30mins, must book). Almost all blossoms were gone, but instead of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there in last Dec. Certainly Winter is not be best time to visit Gardens. Despite that, Ritsurin was able to make it look nice even without many flowers. Those Sakura tree were all left with only branches. But Pine Trees are still standing beautiful there. I had only 1 day to cover both Kompira Temple (Kotohira) and this garden.... More 

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Menlo Park, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This gorgeous garden is probably the most important attraction in Takamatsu, and it shouldn't be missed. There is a large formal Japanese garden and a somewhat smaller Western-style one. When we visited, a small woman in a green guide's jacket hurried to catch us and offered her services. Volunteer guides, who speak English, seem to be common in Japan. Unless... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting the garden, but it was not a peak time for scenic foliage or flowers. There's a good restaurant on the site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really beautiful garden , we went in winter and the red and yellow maple trees are beautiful. Take your time here

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Ely, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is impossible to exaggerate the beauty of these gardens. The reflections and the colours are amazing. We were there on a lovely sunny autumn morning and it was stunning. Takamatsu is not much frequented by tourists, compared with say Kyoto, but it was still worth going early as soon as it opened to get unobstructed views.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden is beautiful in late autumn. Some autumn leaves left and beautiful winter weather to light up the scenery. Also the warm dango sold in a park corner would probably be more tasty in the cold winter. Following that, the park itself costs admission fees, yet many more things inside cost extra fees, such as boat rides or just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Ritsurin Garden is a typical Japanese garden particularly impressive during autumn and spring seasons. We have visited this garden last month and found that the maple leaves had already withered but the overall environment was still very attractive to the eyes of visitors and photo-takers. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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