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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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