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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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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
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
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
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
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