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Ritsurin Garden

Open today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-833-7411
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All reviews tea house pine trees beautiful park souvenir shop couple of hours feudal lord second visit nice souvenirs boat tour take your time tea ceremony great stop english speaking guide famous park every corner ritsurin koen two hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This historical garden is a gem of the nation , going to Takamatsu , crossing the covert shopping center and not going to the garden is a mistake ( visiting the place in July 2017)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PhilippeL8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit. I was there on a crisp autumn day in November, and there were beautiful visitas of trees in flaming colours and boats on the lake. Take tea in one of the traditional tea house for a complete experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hank K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ritsurin Garden is remarkable both for its beauty and its size. You can spend hours here and still feel like you're always seeing something new and surprising. As always with Japanese gardens (but even more so than most) there's an incredible attention to detail and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SigveL
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

We visited in winter and were told that the South garden area is the best part to explore in winter. Enter the garden through the east entrance, as you can buy tickets for a boat ride around the gardens, which is definitely worth it. There...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank oliveles84
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Very large traditional Japanese garden. You can work from the nearby Ritsurin-Koen stop and it's very easy to spend hours here if you like this sort of thing. There was still autumn color on some maples in December and in the nearby hills. We only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark E
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Very scenic well kept garden. Went when the autumn leaves are still around, so garden looks red and amazing beautiful. Paid car park available.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

There was a night illumination in the garden so we thought for a change should visit the garden in the night instead. The garden is not very far so one can either take the train or the bus..we opted for the bus from the terminal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jonih916
Reviewed 16 December 2018

Absolutely one of the best gardens in Japan, so if you've been in Okayama and Kanazawa, try Takamatsu next time. The garden was beautiful even in December rain. Nice gift shop with local food.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elina S
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Although I missed the best season for red leaves, this large garden is still worth a visit, considering a lot of the vegetation (pine) takes hundred of years to grow into this size. It is a popular tourist destination as the natural beauty of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We visited this garden using a local line but got out at Ritsurin instead of Ritsurin-Koen-Kitaguchi. This must me a common mistake as the lady at the ticket office handed us a walking map to the Gardens. The gardens are considered to be one of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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