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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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What can I say that hasn't been said about Ritsurin Garden?
It's just the most beautiful garden in Japan.
Yes, one tip: it's better to visit it early in the morning. The garden was designed so that most spots and landscapes be seen looking West....More
The park opened at 5:30 in August and we arrived at 6:30. The park itself is tranquil and arriving early makes it extra tranquil. The lady at the ticket booth spoke ok English and gave clear instruction so we could finish seeing the highlights before...More
If you google Takamatsu, this park is basically the first impression you will get. I totally understand now. It is a lovely place to stroll around, take some pictures, or go on a boat tour. You can also sit and relax in a teahouse. Don't...More
This is one of Takamatsu best known tourist spots, but having said that is definitely worth spending a few hours walking around and enjoying the wonderful views there are in the garden. I would allow at least a couple of hours as it is bigger...More
It was a hot and muggy day when we visited the garden. Very worthwhile the trip. Unfortunately it was very difficult to get a taxi back to the hotel, for there were none, not even on the main streets. Luckily a bus stop was near...More
I visited Ritsurin Garden in the end of December, the garden still very beautiful and worth to visit even without flowers or maples. I am planning to visit it again in the sakura season or the maple season.
Take your time to explore well this location. Beautiful, lovingly well maintained and manicured shrubs trees etc. Especially enjoyed the bridges and the heart shaped shrubs (cant remember the name alas).We visited in the heat of August and I would imagine this place to be...More