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1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073 Kagawa Prefecture
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Private Bar Hopping Tour in Takamatsu
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Private Bar Hopping Tour in Takamatsu

Join this "tachinomi" standing bar tour to explore the western port city of Takamatsu at night with a local guide and get a little tipsy! Tachinomi is a type of Japanese bar with no seats where you can enjoy a quick drink, a light meal, and spontaneous encounters with locals. <br>During this tour, you'll stroll along the lively shopping arcades and drop by 3 unique tachinomi bars to enjoy comparing various tastes of sake from all across the country. This tour is also a great way to get to know your way around the city as the English-speaking guide will provide tons of useful information on what to do, where to visit, and where to eat in the city.<br>*Please come with comfortable shoes.<br>*Costs of food and drinks are not included in the price and must be paid on the spot. Please bring sufficient cash with you. <br>*The tour will be cancelled If you arrive at the meeting place heavily intoxicated or unwell.
$35.74 per adult
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BZimm08 wrote a review Oct 2020
Iwakuni, Japan1,543 contributions549 helpful votes
The Ritsurin Garden was one of the reasons I decided to visit Takamatsu and it was my first stop. This lovely garden/park is massive and needs a few hours minimum to explore. There is a small fee to enter, well worth it. I came right before the tree leaves started to turn and the green colors of the plants along with the water was brilliant. The park is so nicely made and maintained. I loved the streams, ponds, hills, various types of flora, animals, and buildings. There are several markers along the way explaining the history of the area, in English as well. I would love to come back here in the autumn season to see what it looks like. Don't skip the Ritsurin Garden!
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Date of experience: October 2020
hfot2 🌸🍁🌸 wrote a review Sep 2020
Vermont6,211 contributions1,164 helpful votes
We came to Takamatsu specifically to visit this landscape garden and Yashima. We can not understand why this is not rated as one of the best gardens in Japan. In autumn there are a few superb spots where the trees in the Japanese garden burst with color. The green of the pines and the mounds of perfectly pruned shrubs provide great photo opportunities and the red of the maples is absolutely stunning. Reflections in the ponds and the placidly swimming koi offer further scenes for photography. Strolling around the rest of the garden is a treat. Excellent view points from the many hills look down upon reflecting ponds, bridges, and pavilions. Be sure to get a map so you will know where you are and can decide what you want to visit. Lanterns, pathways, historic trees, a few buildings of note especially an old tea house, will all attract your attention. The borrowed scenery makes the garden seem as if it is even larger and encompasses even more land than it does. As you walk around the many paths, the views constantly change adding to your enjoyment. In addition to the Japanese garden, there is another section of the property described as a Western garden - we didn’t have time for this on this visit. We did break for lunch at the Garden Café which is in the West Wing building of the Shokoshoreikan. Ritsurin is huge and we could easily have spent 2 full days here and not seen it all.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Celyn T wrote a review May 2020
Luzon, Philippines81 contributions16 helpful votes
This is probably one of the best gardens I've been to. Despite being a popular tourist destination, there is still enough space to walk around since this place is huge. Moreover, there is no "ideal" season to visit Ritsurin Garden since it's a beautiful place to visit all year round.
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Date of experience: November 2019
KS2USA wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
A lovely, well-kept old style gardens to stroll around in peace. Some beautiful traditional buildings in the grounds too, some of which you can explore. Go to the excellent nearby Kokoro for udon before or after!
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Date of experience: May 2019
BuccaneerDave wrote a review Mar 2020
Nanaimo, Canada6,391 contributions522 helpful votes
This review is for the non-garden lovers in the crowd. The ones that go to gardens because their partner wants them to. It's beautiful. Everything is meticulously perfect. The buildings you can visit are gorgeous. The view of the pond, bridge and gardens is fantastic. Honestly, if you go to one Japanese Garden in Japan, go to this one. I'd go again.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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