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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
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Sydney
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259 reviews 259 reviews
119 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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46 helpful votes 46 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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179 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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71 helpful votes 71 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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Cary, North Carolina
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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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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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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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