Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu

4.5
#1 of 303 in Parks in Shikoku
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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  • The chestnut park is the most famous courtyard in four parts of Japan, one by one, but if the travel sky is not great, I think the small area of the building is more worth making.
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  • I visited to see what kind of flowers are blooming during the rainy season. The plum sprouts fell relatively much on the ground, so i was wondering if they would not be harvested in our garden. I walked around the south garden first, but there was not much to see because the azaleas were only a little blooming. Next, we went for a walk in the North Garden and went to the flower shobu garden. The flower shobu is described in the standing sit-in as the best time to see the rainy season, and in fact, flowers of various colors were in bloom. The flower garden is not very wide, but there are many single and multi-colored flowers in full bloom, and it was quite impressive. I sat down on a chair and watched the flowers slowly. I also went to Renzono, but it was still budding. I want to visit when the flower sprouts.
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  • In Ritsurin, Takamatsu has one of the most beautiful Japanese style gardens in the country. It's not huge, but compact in a good way. There are so many vantage points and angles that make for gorgeous photographs. That's not to understate its beauty. Any season and any weather is a good time to visit. The photo taken for this review was during a late summer rain. I highly recommend fall, but you can never go wrong with spring. There are small buildings that look over the pond, and I've had a couple very lovely breakfasts there. Call ahead to reserve a spot. You can also take part in a tea ceremony towards the central area.
  • What a great garden! This garden is must-go place in Japan. So huge that anyone couldn’t possibly walk around every spots. One of the most amazing thing is there are many hundred years old pine trees. They have been trimmed and nurished by the hands of masters who are specially trained for pine trees. I didn’t know that there are special people who treat only pine trees. They must be the special pine tree doctors. It’s well known that how much Japanese love pine trees and take care of them with love. You’ll see those magnificent shape of pine trees here in the garden. It could take a whole day to look around this place.
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