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Ritsurin Garden

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Ritsurin Garden is a superb cultural asset that conveys the characteristics of the daimyo strolling gardens that were typically seen in the 17th and 18th century. A daimyo strolling garden is a type of traditional Japanese garden in which ponds and...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ritsurin Garden is remarkable both for its beauty and its size. You can spend hours here and still feel like you're always seeing something new and surprising. As always with Japanese gardens (but even more so than most) there's an incredible attention to detail and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SigveL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in winter and were told that the South garden area is the best part to explore in winter. Enter the garden through the east entrance, as you can buy tickets for a boat ride around the gardens, which is definitely worth it. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank oliveles84
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very large traditional Japanese garden. You can work from the nearby Ritsurin-Koen stop and it's very easy to spend hours here if you like this sort of thing. There was still autumn color on some maples in December and in the nearby hills. We only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very scenic well kept garden. Went when the autumn leaves are still around, so garden looks red and amazing beautiful. Paid car park available.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank unizkhong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was a night illumination in the garden so we thought for a change should visit the garden in the night instead. The garden is not very far so one can either take the train or the bus..we opted for the bus from the terminal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jonih916
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely one of the best gardens in Japan, so if you've been in Okayama and Kanazawa, try Takamatsu next time. The garden was beautiful even in December rain. Nice gift shop with local food.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elina S
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Although I missed the best season for red leaves, this large garden is still worth a visit, considering a lot of the vegetation (pine) takes hundred of years to grow into this size. It is a popular tourist destination as the natural beauty of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited this garden using a local line but got out at Ritsurin instead of Ritsurin-Koen-Kitaguchi. This must me a common mistake as the lady at the ticket office handed us a walking map to the Gardens. The gardens are considered to be one of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Panda055
Reviewed November 15, 2018

‘Off the beaten path’ is a phrase often used of Ritsurin & indeed of Shikoku island generally. My wife hails from the Kobe area & had never actually ever been to Shikoku. During a recent trip I went myself & - on hearing it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Ritsurin-koen is somewhat off the beaten track, as it is located in Shikoku, one of the less-visited islands of Japan. However, it is indeed one of the most beautiful gardens we visited!

Date of experience: December 2017
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