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Address: 1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 87-833-7411
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A big surpise

This garden came to us as a surprise. Even though the weather was wet, we had a wonderful three hours following the marked routes of these beautiful gardens. Ample places to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This garden came to us as a surprise. Even though the weather was wet, we had a wonderful three hours following the marked routes of these beautiful gardens. Ample places to wander and dream, an nice tea room and lots of places to snack and drink. It is situated only a moderate walk from downtown or easily accessible by public... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Worth visiting. Beautifully landscaped with little bridges, streams, colorful fish, trees and lots of peace and quiet. Can spend two to three hours just walking around and is a great place for a picnic. A must for all Japan visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Enjoy the pleasures that the ancient feudal lords who ruled this area enjoyed centuries ago. Large enough for you to enjoy a relaxing half day walk around with plenty of photo opportunities. Well worth it at every season. I've been here in summer and winter. I recommend the colder months since summer Mosquitos are around due to the ponds in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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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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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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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