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Ritsurin Garden

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Address: 1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 878337411
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ritsurin Garden is a superb cultural asset that conveys the characteristics...

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 hills are expertly constructed over a vast tract of land, and you can enjoy the garden's space as you leisurely walk around inside.

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Peaceful & tranquil

What a beautiful garden, I have been to quite a few in Japan and this is as good as any of them, I loved the layout and how each area seemed to flow into the next, it was hard to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mark A
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful garden, I have been to quite a few in Japan and this is as good as any of them, I loved the layout and how each area seemed to flow into the next, it was hard to stop taking pictures and videos but I had to and just wanted to take a moment to enjoy all that... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ritsurin garden is a beautiful Japanese garden to visit. The emphasis is on trained trees and there are many beautiful vistas, particularly with the mountain in the background. We visited in the last hour it was open and there were only a few other visitors, it is a very relaxing place with beautiful walks and a variety of pictureque bridges.

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Thank margaret13_12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most authentic true to Japan feel you can get. Felt like this place was locked in time. Your pictures will be fantastic. Great location, well kept and so serene. WILL be going back to this place.

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Thank Ruth F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and nice garden, good for a walk in the morning. There is a souvenir shop at the entrance, you may taste ice-cream and buy Udon in the shop.

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Thank Chineselad
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my second visit to this Garden. The whole place was nicely manicured. It is spacious with various landscape design. It is very easy to get there. I went there by tram and got off at Riturin station. Walk for less than 10 minutes and you will be there.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ritsurin garden is very easy to go to, just take JR or kotoden and take off at Ritsurin station. The landscape is amazing, you can take photos if you walk up to the hill!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really good garden! We were offered a free tour guide, 83 year old grandpa who speaks good English. He explained some important and history of the garden. There is a man made water falls, duck pond and lotus garden and beautiful landscapes inside.

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Thank Kalimay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited late Sunday afternoon and it was very peaceful and a lovely escape from the city. Beautiful gardens and a good information in English about each area. Guides and a boat tour also available. The shop was great too, full of local produce and nice souvenirs.

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I led 16 college students on a garden tour of central Japan and this was a real highlight. Was impressed by the diversity of spaces and plants. It is not a botanic garden with every species labeled but as a stroll garden is was fantastic. We were accompanied by one of the volunteers (sorry, forgot his name) who gave us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This lovely garden is nestled next to a small mountain, making it unusually evocative of broader landscapes elsewhere.

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