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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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Must see a Japanese animation before going there

Tranquil park, so excited to take many photos and feeding fishes. Watch the animation 鳥龍麵之國的金色毛毬 (Udon no Kuni no Kin-iro Kemari, うどんのくにのきんいろけまり) first, you can experience a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tranquil park, so excited to take many photos and feeding fishes. Watch the animation 鳥龍麵之國的金色毛毬 (Udon no Kuni no Kin-iro Kemari, うどんのくにのきんいろけまり) first, you can experience a different Kagawa and Ritsurin Garden. Seems going with Pok-ko.

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ritsurin goen, said to be one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, is walking distance (or short transit) from Takamatsu town center. I went in early spring so the sakura were in bloom. There are various shops, tea rooms etc. tucked away throughout the grounds so as you wander through the gardens you come upon a nice resting place... More 

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Bunbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ritsurin is well worth the drive, we visited Korakuen in Okayama the day before which was lovely but Ritsurin was so much quieter and far more refined. The huge cedar when you walk in is impressive, the simple pathways to the tearooms are an easy stroll. We had tea at the Kikegetsu tea rooms on the way round which was... More 

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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there early morning and it was very cold. We were able to feed birds and they will not fly away from you.

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Kochi Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited many nice gardens. Ritsurin is one of those. The boat trip inside the garden was the best experience for me.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 25 December 2016 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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