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Ritsurin Garden

Open today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-833-7411
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained, beautifuly presented with the view of the castle behind is Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu. There are few trails options to choose from. Warmly recommended!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Hershie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A truly lovely stroll garden that was started in the Edo period in the late 16th century and that was enlarged over the next 150 years. It offers pine trees, many ponds, one with a boatride, various tea-houses. The koi fight with the turtles over...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ruutaandestegge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a way to live as a retired top dog. The pines, ponds, and various blooming trees makes for a great park. There is a shrine with a steep hike that the backdrop to the garden. It is just before you reach the park from...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank OwenL1688
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited the garden during the GW. I have to admit it was one of the best Japanese gardens I have been. It's definitely considered to be one of the best by competing other three great gardens so called "Sandaiteien". There are lots of different...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Atsuko_Kawaguchi
Reviewed July 9, 2019

We were staying downtown and it was only a twenty minute walk away. We got there very early and had the first few hours to ourselves with a few locals. You can see the whole garden in about 3 hours of leisurely strolling. In typical...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

Very big beautiful garden. Well worth the time. Walking through the garden is like having a Japanese painting come to life.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

A lovely big garden to stroll around, featuring lakes, hills, winding paths, bridges and fabulous pines.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

A visit to Takamatsu is incomplete without spending a few hours here. Some people set aside only an hour but why the rush to another spot (to do more shopping maybe?) We had planned an afternoon after checking out the hotel in Shodoshima. You can...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank nickiBH
Reviewed June 3, 2019

This is soo relaxing walking and sharing the experienceVisit the teahouse ,various exhibits,bridges and hills overlooking well kept gardens

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank kayaker1953
Reviewed June 1, 2019

A Large garden area with about 3 different walk paths indicated on the map. After walking one of the paths, the others just seemed the same. Was OK, got some nice photos but not my cup of tea.

Date of experience: May 2019
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August 31, 2018|
Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no idea. I found the garden enjoyable without a guide.