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Ritsurin Park, Takamatsu

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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Takamatsu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ritsurin Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Since the end of March could slow this year cherry blossoms yet. But flower and foliage is not somehow sad. Is beautifully maintained park in the route instructions but, looking at the map of the Park was amazing.
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  • Visited the sunny weather on Sunday. Is offered in the parking lot and got easily. Central entrance other than the Park North entrance, Park in there place there. 1 hour 250 Yen was in the Middle? From the central street to the North are several small parking lot. Click here for may is one of 1, 700 yen, so come slowly in a long time. Pace throughout and was about three hours. Was a rake, Pavilion? Wedding was being held in there. Hear Gagaku sounds while walking, and boats in the pond downright laid-back mood. Great pine trees. Spring cherry blossoms and fall foliage, summer great in Green Park would imagine took a walk. I visited in the middle of March is finished blooming plum scent, and very nice. Great Park can enjoy four very distinct seasons. Places to visit please go to Kagawa
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  • Ritsurin Garden is one of the most famous and most beautiful Japanese Gardens. It is full of paths, hills, streams, bridges, ponds with Japanese ornamental carp and carefully zastřižených of pine trees. In the garden there is also a tea pavilion and the Museum of folk art of the Prefecture of Sanuki (Kagawa Prefecture for today). From the station it is possible to walk into the garden one of the longest covered shopping streets in Japan or take the train to the station of the JR Shikoku Ritsurinkoen Kitaguchi Station or train company Kotoden to stop Ritsurinkoen.
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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.