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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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Beautiful Japanse garden

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
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Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank mbroek2004
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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320 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank Skin197
newbury, berkshire
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank crookhamcommon
Ermelo, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A year round attraction, you will find cherry and plum blossoming in spring, flowering lotus and irises, maples bringing colour in autumn, and camellia during winter. One pine tree has been shaped as a crane, spreading its wings for flight from the back of a turtle, others were planted by the Japanese Royal family and by then the Prince of... More 

Thank JapanExpress
Victoria, Canada
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303 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is numero uno sight in Takamatsu. We were met by an English speaking volunteer guide at the entrance who spent two hours showing us around, including the tea ceremony at the tea house. We have been to other top gardens in Japan but this was the most memorable. It's about a 30 minute walk from the Dormy Inn.

Thank fishnguy
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I walked into this garden expecting to stay an hour or so. In the end I visited twice and spent a total of 5 hours here. It is surrounded by large trees and feels like you have walked into a hidden world. The English speaking guide was great. It made me understand that Japanese gardens are more works of art... More 

1 Thank Marynomoss
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is one of the must-see gardens of Japan and the sole reason for our visit to Takamatsu. My advice to visitors is to allow enough time (we had nearly 2 hours but it was too short) and if you want to take one of the boat rides book it immediately you arrive as there is a waiting time. There... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Really nice park... Easy to spend a couple of hours here... Beautiful Japanese styled park with gorgeous trees and ponds

Thank ShikokuJack88
Bangkok, Thailand
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86 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This park is one of the three most beautiful Japanaee gardens in Japan. Yes, I have to admit wholeheartedly. The place is very nice, beautifu, relaxed, enjoyable to walk around for 2-3 hours. Easy access from Takamatsu train station, just take about 10 minutes bus ride. Never mis this place when you visit Takamatsu It a MUST.

1 Thank tvidya
Canberra, Australia
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487 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 533 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This garden is one of the best I've visited in Japan and totally worthwhile. Given it was late summer and nothing much was flowering, it still was delightful to walk around. It's fairly accessible too by the JR train service (signs from the small station are simple and clear). The garden is also very photogenic - there are reflections and... More 

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