Ritsurin Park, Takamatsu

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#1 of 190 in Parks in Shikoku
Built during the nation's feudal period, Ritsurin Park 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 Park a part of your Takamatsu vacation plans using our Takamatsu online trip maker .
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  • Li Lin Park is one of the four famous gardens in Japan, the layout is very clever, courtyard landscaping is great, coupled with the weather is very clear, clear vision and full of Japanese-style environment, in fact, is a very good scene
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  • A large garden is impressive and worth the time to visit, this is the place to do it slowly. There are a number of fantastic scenery and modern pieces are present.
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  • Originally can see more red leaves, since frozen left, so already not too much, but still can see, the scenery is very beautiful, a lot of shadow phase, place and big, slow line can line 3 hours OH
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  • Incredibly beautiful park, saw it in autumn and was expecting to stay there for an hour. I ended spending there the whole morning. Make sure to visit the tea house (you have to order a tea if you want enter). The recommended trail is great but make sure to go of track from time to time, your curiosity will be rewarded.
  • One of the most beautiful Japanese garden! Hugeeeee! Count at least 2 hours if not 4... You can do a boat tour on the pond and there is a very special tea house where you can have matcha!
  • One if the 3 most beautiful gardens in Japan. It's absolutely stunning! There are also volunteer guides walking around who can tell you all kinds of interesting stories about the place.
  • One of the most Beautiful garden in Japan. Very well planting arrangement. Must go!
  • Very beautiful garden in Takamatsu. It's very big, so you could easily spend a day here.

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Where to stay in Takamatsu

The second most populous city in Shikoku and home to a major port, Takamatsu has a range of accommodations to cater to various needs and budgets. Cheap business hotels with saunas can be found around the train station and Ritsurin Garden, while luxurious modern hotels sit near the Sun Port area north of the garden. Guesthouses are scattered around the downtown area. The business focus of Takamatsu has led to an ever-increasing number of boutique hotels.
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