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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 48 Attractions in Takamatsu
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Altanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you know Kenroku-en Park or Koraku-en Park, visit this park and expect more. Formerly the retreat of the feudal lord, Matsudaira, the park has all the elements of Japanese beauty and tradition. There is a tea house where the tea ceremonies were hosted in ancient time (and the people still do it there), there are ponds where the feudal... More

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Sydney, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Another fantastic garden, on its own worth the trip to Takamatsu. And a large one, with rivers and ponds and rocks and islands and a forested mountain as backdrop. I liked the idea of a waterfall which had only run when the feudal lord was coming and his staff went up to put water into it from the top -... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Magnificent. 20 minute walk from our hotel, Daiwa Roynet. Lovely plant material, and great views. Expect to spend at least an hour. Kids can feed the carp!

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Sydney
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270 reviews 270 reviews
124 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My third visit over a span of many years and I never tire of the beauty of the garden. It was a beautiful sunny day not long after a typhoon so visitor numbers were down, perfect. Even though it is too early for the autumn leaves I always prefer places when they are less crowded. Spend all afternoon there.

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

peace & relaxing garden full of beautiful pine trees, ponds with islands & bridges. a must go place in takamatsu.

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Solothurn, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Big, old park. Nice walking-route, helpful brochure is given at the entry. Best touristic spot in town.

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Osaka, Japan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If you only have time for one sight during your trip to Takamatsu, it must be here. It's one of the most beautiful parks I've seen. You really should go before sunset as the colors are amazing and the park looks truly incredible. Do not miss this.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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233 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is one of the largest gardens I have visited in Japan. More than half of the garden is water! The ponds are gorgeous with little islands and several wood and stone bridges connecting them. Many streams snake throughout the garden. The box pine trees are most unusual and exceptionally beautiful (think huge bonsai trees). Allow at least 2 hours,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The place consists of several styles of Japanese gardens. (Don't forget to bring a camera! )There are benches all around the park, so it is a perfect place for killing time. I also loved the souvenier shop next to the parking lot. Choosing island products such as tasty goodies and elaborate handcrafts was so much fun!

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Dublin, California
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60 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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