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Ritsurin Garden (designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty)特別名勝 栗林公園

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Situated in the eastern foothills of Shiun-zan (Mt. Shiun), Ritsurin Garden was formerly the garden of a daimyo (feudal lord), and is now a designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Of the gardens in Japan that are designated as Special Places of Scenic Beauty, this is one of the largest. The Garden comprises the North Garden, which was completed in modern times, and the South Garden, which features a circuitous path round a pond. With the verdant greenery of Mt. Shiun as a backdrop, the Ritsurin Garden is beautifully laid out, with six ponds and thirteen artificial hills; in every season (spring, summer, autumn and winter) the garden has its own unique majesty. There are a number of places to stop and rest within the garden, including the Higurashi-tei teahouse and the Ritsurin-an shop, which sells local specialty products from various parts of Kagawa Prefecture. The garden can be reached by bus from JR Takamatsu Station; get off at the “Ritsurin Garden” stop.


Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Ritsurinchou 1-20-16 (TakamatsuArea)

phone 0878337411

7:00-17:00(Depending on the season)

Review of Ritsurin Garden

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Reviewed:2018/11/22 Beautiful garden of feudal lord.
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...
Reviewed:2018/11/15 Not so far off the beaten track
‘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...
Reviewed:2018/11/01 One of the great gardens of Japan
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!

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Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Ritsurinchou 1-20-16 [ map ]
7:00-17:00(Depending on the season)
open everyday
[Admission fee]Adults410yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students170yen, Pre-schoolersFree
Parking Lot
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          Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.

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