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Ritsurin Park

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

This large and beautifully landscaped park is a masterpiece of ancient Japanese garden architecture. Its Chinese characters can also be read as Chestnut bosque park as it indeed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sao Paulo
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This large and beautifully landscaped park is a masterpiece of ancient Japanese garden architecture. Its Chinese characters can also be read as Chestnut bosque park as it indeed has many chestnut trees. At the time of our vist plum trees and apricot trees were in full blossom and marvelled at by the many visitors. The park is shaped in a... More 

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Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The garden is recognized as one of the beautiful gardens in Japan. It is as large as a football field. The garden is full of beautifully trimmed trees, ponds with big koi fish and a nice traditional tea house. The entrance fee is about ¥400, also you can ask for a tour guide to tell you about the history of... More 

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Singapore
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With a mountain as its backdrop, there were plenty to see in Ritsurin Park, from bonsai-lookalike trees, to autumn foliage, to withering beauty, to odd-shaped natural rocks, and even a mini waterfall. We spent more than 3 hours here, and really enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank lendeliz
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Japanese garden. The recommended course takes about 60 mins and bring you by all the major things to see, but don't completely forget about the north half of the gardens. the South may be a must see, but the north tend to be more quite and relaxing. It is also the best place for cherry blossom... More 

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Thank Haley R
Tokyo
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been to a lot of beautiful parks and gardens in Japan but Ritsurin Park stands out with its location next to Mt. Inariyama. The garden is beautifully designed, with lots of great vantage points, which take advantage of the background of trees climbing up the mountain.

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

We spent 1.5 hours in the Ritsurin Park. The park was beautiful with an impressive layout of bridges and fish ponds. Definitely an attractive area for tourists and local people as well!

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Thank RonnieHongKong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The most recomended place to see in Takamatsu. We went there in winter and didn't see flowers. But manicured pine trees are amazing. Ritsurin means trees of chestnut, but you barely see chestnut trees. There used to be many chestnut trees, but they were cut down when the park was landscaped. Pine trees have been grown for hundreds years instead... More 

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Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Unfortunately we only had 1.5 hours to visit this garden, but I could have easily spent the whole day here. This is one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. A must do when you are in Takamatsu.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

magnificent formal garden with hundreds and hundreds of manicured dwarf pine trees, lakes, scenic curved bridges, tea houses and some refreshments available (udon noddles); entrance cost is 400 yen pp. Allow at least an hour to 90 minutes. Approx. 5 minutes drive from the Takamatsu rail station. Started in the middle of the 1620's. It's possible to take a short... More 

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newbury, berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A very large garden/park on the edge of the city, but walkable in max 30 mins from downtown. Nicely spread out, very well groomed (of course), lovely lakes, and superb mountain background for those "borrowed views". Some of the labelling is in English.

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