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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Takamatsu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ritsurin Garden and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Full belly eating delicious udon, also walked, came here. It is a great Park to walk black and beautiful, everywhere you look. A must-see when go to Takamatsu.
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  • Stopped by for a tourist, intimate, very quiet. Just look at something not felt, so stay time not so much need. Feeling loose rather then meat, said to expect something more
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  • At this post for the first time asked the Guide man. I teach or background that looked clean, and while it is very interesting. So cram, pine tree is 300 years! And may had been through if only just went. I'm LifeGroup
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  • Maybe not the good moment to visit (beginning of November) but the park felt soso. Many dead trees, grass (moss) felt more grey than green. Pond water dirty. Maybe i was spoiled by the smaller, but Very nice shukkeien park in Hiroshima (my fav so far)
  • One of the best gardens in Japan. I've seen the top 3 gardens (koraku-en, kenroku-en and kairaku-en) and this is every bit as good as they are!
  • Strikingly beautiful traditional daimyo garden originally established in the early 17th century - place of irresistible charm, one would just feel like getting lost there. My personal top spot in Kagawa & Shikoku.
  • Really good place to walk. But entrence fee is little bit expensive 410yen.
  • Beautiful all year round. Different sights for different seasons. Make sure to check out one of the light up festivals if you can, held in the spring and fall. A very relaxing place to hang out with some friends or just strolling through. It might take about two hours time to comb through most of the main paths.