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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 45 attractions in Takamatsu
Type: Parks
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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
54 helpful votes 54 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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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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YVR
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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Any place they spend 4 days pruning one tree, has to be a park worth seeing. Go to Takamatsu, have a bowl of sanuki udon, spent an hour or two at the park, and what a day!

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Perth, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a beautiful and peaceful traditional Japanese garden. Hundreds of years old and well maintained, this garden is a surprise to find in a small city such as Takamatsu. It features winding paths, manicured trees, lakes, bridges, waterfalls and tea houses. It beats most of the gardens in Kyoto and Tokyo hands down. I visited last in the afternoon... More

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A must see if you go to Takamatsu is Ritsurin Garden, which is very large and one of the most (if not the most) tranquil and beautiful parks I've ever visited; had we had the time I would most definitely have gone back and spent the morning there again. The Tea House is beautiful and you can even take a... More

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