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Ritsurin Park

Address: 1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 87-833-7411
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Ranked #1 of 49 Attractions in Takamatsu
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went late on a slightly damp midweek afternoon. As a result we had the place to ourselves, maybe 4 other people apart from the few remaining workers tidying leaves. It was so peaceful and beautiful in the muted light and really shouldn't be missed. It is also pretty much impossible to take a bad photo even if tried.

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Kyoto, Japan
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29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I went in winter and it was still beautiful. I spent three hours there and didn't mind the cold- I would have stayed even longer if possible. There are quaint old-fashioned boat rides around the pond, and the passengers get to wear cone-shaped straw hats. They become part of a lot of tourists' pictures! Definitely worth returning in spring and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

What a fantastic garden, I visited it twice and had several hours enjoying the tranquility and sensory delights of one of the finest gardens I've visited. Listening to traditional live music in the tea house was an added bonus.

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

the park is quite big, it may takes you more than 2 hours to go through the entire park. the park is beautiful with some nice and small museums inside. you'll definitely love it if you love the Japanese style and peace and quietness. I had a very enjoyable peaceful and quiet time in the park.

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69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Lots have been written about this place so it difficult to add to it. Except that this is a must visit when you are in Takamatsu. We visited the Korekuen at Okayama and that park pales in comparison to Ritsurin. We did encountered some difficulty in parking, as the main and northern car parks were all full. So we had... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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9 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ritsurin (Chestnut forest) Garden is located just near Takamatsu city centre and probably the most toured attraction in the city. Entrance fee is low, only Yen 410, cheaper than a bowl of udon. You would need at least 2 hours to tour the park, 3 hours is better. More interesting places is clustered at the southern part of the park,... More 

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Altanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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65 helpful votes 65 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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21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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