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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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Osaka, Japan
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35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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124 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 attraction reviews
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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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