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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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1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu 760-0073, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 87-833-7411
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Reviewed today 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Panda055
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

‘Off the beaten path’ is a phrase often used of Ritsurin & indeed of Shikoku island generally. My wife hails from the Kobe area & had never actually ever been to Shikoku. During a recent trip I went myself & - on hearing it was...More

1  Thank JeffreyF_11
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Ritsurin-koen is somewhat off the beaten track, as it is located in Shikoku, one of the less-visited islands of Japan. However, it is indeed one of the most beautiful gardens we visited!

Thank Ioannis D
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Spacious park in the middle of a bustling city that offers many varieties of sculptured pine trees, together with ponds and nice views of a mountain right there in the park. Signage is good, so we feel a guide is not necessary, although we had...More

Thank Jefe1947
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is just a breathtaking spot. So beautiful, there is no way I can put on paper how amazing this place was...just breathtaking sights everywhere you look. If you are close by in the area, it is definitely worth coming here for what is surely...More

Thank shendrix
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Very impressive pine trees and elegant garden design. Definitely a must at Takamatsu. We spent one hour strolling around, appreciating the beautiful landscape. Garden nicely manicured. A gem in the city.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 23 October 2018

As a long time foreign resident of Takamatsu I cannot recommend Ritsurin Garden enough. It is beautiful in all four seasons. If you are keen to see the cherry trees in full bloom your best chance is in late March or early April. The garden...More

2  Thank MarkGroenewold
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

These gardens are hundreds of years old and reflect the care and planning that has been put into it consistently. The pines are beautiful as well as the tea house and ponds. We took the boat ride and loved our guide and his descriptions of...More

Thank williamsM29HU
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Perhaps we would have enjoyed our visit better if we had come during spring or fall. But still the garden was very large and had many different areas, all of them lovely. The mountain in the background enhanced the views of the garden very well.

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