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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-833-7411
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
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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
Thank Craig R
Reviewed May 29, 2019

We chose to ride the train out to this garden and walk back into town - we should have taken the train back too! This is just two stops outside of Takamatsu so take the train or a taxi if you're note up to a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Martin H
Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

I can only repeat what so many other reviewers have already said - This is a beautifully designed , impeccably maintained garden and if you are fortunate enough to get an opportunity to visit , I would urge you to do so!!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank streetdragon
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous. Not to be missed. Enjoy the sheer beauty and historic atmosphere of this 400 plus years garden. Easily accessible by train, bus and taxi. Short trip from central

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank LyndonJ1
Reviewed May 10, 2019

we came to this park by accident, but now i know that it was fate. so peaceful and quiet, a must see to just walk around and absorb the beauty in silence!

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.