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Ritsurin Park

1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture 760-0073, Japan
+81 87-833-7411
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Ranked #1 of 47 attractions in Takamatsu
Type: Parks
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Dublin, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
47 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very large Japanese garden with a wide variety of landscape. It is perfect for taking good pictures. One can easily spend two to three hours in this park and walk around in a leisurely way. We stayed till almost evening when there was a hint of sunset in the sky. We walked here from Daiwa Roynet Hotel... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Ritsurin is a famous garden in Japan, especially on/around Shikoku, and is certainly one of the main attractions for visitors to Takamatsu city. I really enjoyed the layout of the garden - your path weaves into little hidden away corners and one cannot see all areas of the garden at once. The grounds are already quite large, but this layout... More

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Melbourne
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

the garden is very pretty and worth the visit if you're on the island. Too be honest I'd just go to the island as a day trip and make sure I booked a seat on the top storey of the 2 deck train car so you enjoy the sites as you go over the bridge on the JR train and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was our second visit to the Garden, the first being in late autumn during 'light-up' time, but as this was early summer we didn't expect to see spectacular colour. What we did see though were irises in profusion, and very attractive even in the rain. The garden was lovely with fresh green colours and also hydrangeas. We were a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Even rain cannot mar the exceptional beauty of these gardens. Every turn in the path reveals another perfect view. It's full of wonderful surprises. There is a shop near the exit with a variety of interesting items...a great place.

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shanghai
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

hard to believe the small city Takamatus has such a delicate and beautiful garden! it was really impressive, got everything that a traditional Japanese garden supposed to offer, and in the best level. must try the lakeside tea house and the boat tour.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Definitly You have to see this garden, it is just a masterpiece, just so relaxing and wonderful! Go for matcha tea in the old tea house at the lake, really nice 500-700yen

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is my second visit in as many years. Last year I walked the two loops on the map. I loved it. This year, we meandered a bit but had tea in the large tea house. If you want to really appreciate the garden, do have tea and take time to relax in the tea house. There are several rooms... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Do visit Takamatsu on Shikoku Island and head straight for RITSURIN Garden. It is a one of the most beautiful gardens I have seen in Japan. My daughter, who accompanied me and has lived in Japan for 5 years, has visited 2 out of the Top 3 Gardens in Japan and can't understand why this garden is not included. It... More

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London
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We are spending 16 days travelling around the gardens of Japan and also visiting key art sites and museums. We travelled, for a half day, on the ferry(1 hour each way) from Naioshima island,and this worked really well as we spent a super couple of days doing the art and architecture on Naioshima and then were able to visit these... More

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