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Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu

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Built during the nation's feudal period, Ritsurin Garden remains one of the most popular green spaces in the region. More than a century of work went into these lush gardens from the 1640s onwards, and you'll find that the builders intentionally used the surrounding hills to frame and accent their artificial ponds. Explore the garden's footpaths, passing under canopies of trees and over arched wooden bridges. After wandering, kick back in the park's traditional teahouse, which dates to the 17th century and treats visitors to thick shade, comfort, and refreshments with a view of the pond. Make Ritsurin Garden a part of your Takamatsu vacation plans using our Takamatsu online trip maker.
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  • Stunning garden, among the best I have ever visited in Japan. Best time to visit is autumn for the 紅葉🍁, but any time of year is great. 
    Stunning garden, among the best I have ever visited in Japan. Best time to visit is autumn for the 紅葉🍁, but any time of year is great.  more »
  • Although Ritsurin Park is not among “three renowned gardens” of Japan, it is in my opinion one of the most beautiful gardens. It is even worth making a detour and visiting Takamatsu just for this... 
    Although Ritsurin Park is not among “three renowned gardens” of Japan, it is in my opinion one of the most beautiful gardens. It is even worth making a detour and visiting Takamatsu just for this...  more »
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  • Certainly one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan. Our second visit. The fall colours were unfortunately not at their peak this time, but it wasn’t raining, and there is so much else to see - especially the 1400 pine trees of very kind, size, and shape imaginable! Highly recommended.
  • I didn't have any expectations from this garden but I was very pleasantly surpised. I spent hours there and wouldn't mind staying even longer. Would love to see it in different seasons too. I have visited 2 of "Three Great Gardens of Japan" previously but this one was much better than those, in my opinion.

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