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Ritsurin Garden

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Address: 1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
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+81 87-833-7411
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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The Ritsurin Garden is a strolling garden which was designated as a "National Place of Special Scenic Beauty" and I can see why. The garden is very impressive! It was also given... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Ritsurin Garden is a strolling garden which was designated as a "National Place of Special Scenic Beauty" and I can see why. The garden is very impressive! It was also given the highest rating of 3 stars by the French tourist guide "Michelin Green Guide Japan". The garden is known for its 1,400 pine trees, the most notable of... More 

2 Thank Corihi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu Japan is a must see when you are there. Beautiful japanese bridges fish in the pond like really really big Koi's lots of pigeons and you can feed with seeds that can be bought just the store next to it. Well trimmed plants and tress. Tea houses and even a man made waterfalls.... More 

1 Thank Marlon P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came to Takamatsu to see this garden. It really is beautiful and only 400 yen entrance fee. Despite the rain we enjoyed every minute and walked for 3 hours. Do not miss the special hill, in the shape of Mount Fuji to view the garden, a really splendid viewpoint.

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Vienna, Austria
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ritsurin Garden is best visited early in the morning (it opens at 5:30), when there are very few people around. The Garden itself is stunning, meticulously groomed and landscaped. One can even buy a Bonsai (approx. 25,000 yen)! Ritsurin is a must see for any visitor to Takamatsu.

1 Thank thomaslegner
Beersheba, Israel
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you looking for a beautiful Japanies garden that has it all, That ir the place. earth, trees and water all combined to a beautiful vista. Bridges, ilands and unusual shaped trees, all reflecting in the lakes.

2 Thank GaiMike
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This garden in Takamatsu on the island of Shikoku does not get the press it deserves. You could easily spend 4-5 hours there roaming the grounds. I travelled from Okayama Station on the main island which took around 45-50 minutes. From Takamatsu Station you can take a 30 minute walk to the Park (straight up the main round using guide... More 

1 Thank Lew A
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Tranquil park, so excited to take many photos and feeding fishes. Watch the animation 鳥龍麵之國的金色毛毬 (Udon no Kuni no Kin-iro Kemari, うどんのくにのきんいろけまり) first, you can experience a different Kagawa and Ritsurin Garden. Seems going with Pok-ko.

2 Thank Memeggg
Benicia, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Ritsurin goen, said to be one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, is walking distance (or short transit) from Takamatsu town center. I went in early spring so the sakura were in bloom. There are various shops, tea rooms etc. tucked away throughout the grounds so as you wander through the gardens you come upon a nice resting place... More 

1 Thank EmDee2013
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Ritsurin is well worth the drive, we visited Korakuen in Okayama the day before which was lovely but Ritsurin was so much quieter and far more refined. The huge cedar when you walk in is impressive, the simple pathways to the tearooms are an easy stroll. We had tea at the Kikegetsu tea rooms on the way round which was... More 

2 Thank travelm858
Taguig City, Philippines
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We went there early morning and it was very cold. We were able to feed birds and they will not fly away from you.

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