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Ritsurin Garden

1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-833-7411
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One of the best gardens in Japan

My third visit over a span of many years and I never tire of the beauty of the garden. It was a... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2014
Lee T
beautiful garden

peace & relaxing garden full of beautiful pine trees, ponds with islands & bridges. a must go place... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2014
Penny J
Hong Kong, China
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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 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-833-7411
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Reviewed October 17, 2014

My third visit over a span of many years and I never tire of the beauty of the garden. It was a beautiful sunny day not long after a typhoon so visitor numbers were down, perfect. Even though it is too early for the autumn...More

Thank Lee T
Reviewed September 28, 2014

peace & relaxing garden full of beautiful pine trees, ponds with islands & bridges. a must go place in takamatsu.

Thank Penny J
Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Big, old park. Nice walking-route, helpful brochure is given at the entry. Best touristic spot in town.

Thank el_unbro
Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

If you only have time for one sight during your trip to Takamatsu, it must be here. It's one of the most beautiful parks I've seen. You really should go before sunset as the colors are amazing and the park looks truly incredible. Do not...More

1  Thank Whitters80
Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the largest gardens I have visited in Japan. More than half of the garden is water! The ponds are gorgeous with little islands and several wood and stone bridges connecting them. Many streams snake throughout the garden. The box pine trees...More

2  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed September 3, 2014

The place consists of several styles of Japanese gardens. (Don't forget to bring a camera! )There are benches all around the park, so it is a perfect place for killing time. I also loved the souvenier shop next to the parking lot. Choosing island products...More

Thank momoinheartisland
Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a very large Japanese garden with a wide variety of landscape. It is perfect for taking good pictures. One can easily spend two to three hours in this park and walk around in a leisurely way. We stayed till almost evening when there...More

1  Thank Stephen L
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Ritsurin is a famous garden in Japan, especially on/around Shikoku, and is certainly one of the main attractions for visitors to Takamatsu city. I really enjoyed the layout of the garden - your path weaves into little hidden away corners and one cannot see all...More

Thank Hayley S
Reviewed August 2, 2014

the garden is very pretty and worth the visit if you're on the island. Too be honest I'd just go to the island as a day trip and make sure I booked a seat on the top storey of the 2 deck train car so...More

Thank Ree21
Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was our second visit to the Garden, the first being in late autumn during 'light-up' time, but as this was early summer we didn't expect to see spectacular colour. What we did see though were irises in profusion, and very attractive even in the...More

1  Thank Judy C
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