Ritsurin Garden

Sightseeing information about Ritsurin Garden in Japan.

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Ritsurin Garden, located 2km south of Takamatsu Station, dates from the 17th century and is considered one of the most graceful gardens in Japan. The 75-hectar garden has 6 ponds and 13 artificial hills, which was originally a stroll garden for local lords. The construction took more 100 years to completed and charged by 5 generations of the Matsudaira clan. The south half is a traditional stroll garden and the north half is designed with a modern taste.

The highlights include elegantly pruned 1,400 pine trees, two outlooks atop the hills, large ponds with ornamental carp and tortoises, teahouses offering green tea, and a boat cruise in the southern most pond. Cherry blossoms are all over in spring and the backdrop of nearby Mount Shiun offers wonderful maple colors in autumn. The night illumination is also fantastic.

Purposeelderly,nature,family,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Takamatsu Airport (about 12.6km) Google Transit

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5.0a week ago

Very beautiful gardens. We went during a rainy day but it was still lovely and enjoyable. There are several overlook sections you can pause for pictures. Small shop at the entrance that sells food and drink. We didn't have a long time to enjoy the gardens there are more sections to see we didn't have time but what we saw were very lovely. Bringing water and an umbrella is a good idea either rain or shine.

5.0a month ago

Excellent garden, big and very picturesque. There are several tea houses and udon (local style) places with reasonable prices. So many places to take pictures and just enjoy the nature

5.0a month ago

Just beautiful!!!! The garden is well maintained and full of life! Walk around, grab a bite to eat, drink some tea at the tea house, relax in the shade, and catch a boat ride!!

A must see garden!

5.0a week ago

I could soend here many hours. At least 3h too see the garden.

5.03 months ago

A very serene and peaceful environment.
Lots of different furs. Nicely managed!
Especially love their peach blossom

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