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Ritsurin Garden

The Highest-Ranked Park in the French Travel Guidebook, Michelin Green Guide Japan

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The Park

Used as a villa by the Matsudaira clan of Takamatsu, Ritsurin Garden was completed nearly 300 years ago by successive generations of feudal lords who renovated it.
While the sprawling strolling garden covers 16 hectares, the total area of this park, including Mount Shiun in the background, extends to an impressive 75 hectares!
Designated a Special Place of Scenic Beauty among Japanese Cultural Property Gardens, this park holds the honor of being the largest in Japan.

With 6 ponds and 13 landscaped hills, this strolling garden is said to offer a new view with each step, allowing visitors to see beautiful scenery as they stroll. Of special note is the splendid view from Hirai-ho hill, often introduced as the representative scenery of Ritsurin Garden.
What’s more, about 1400 pine trees are spread out within the park grounds. Many of them, such as the Neagari Goyo-matsu Pine, a bonsai tree that has grown since the Edo era (1603-1868), are highly praised for their stunning visual beauty.

Receiving the highest ranking of three stars from the Michelin Green Guide Japan, Ritsurin Garden has been introduced in many foreign media outlets.
Spend a moment of luxury savoring matcha while gazing at the gorgeous garden from Kikugetsu-tei, a teahouse loved by generations of feudal lords.

Highlights

  • Boasting the largest Japanese garden in Japan, it is praised for its beautiful pines.
  • It has received the highest ranking of three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.
  • The Hirai-ho hill is recommended as a photo spot for splendid scenery.
  • There is a complete lineup of souvenir shops and eateries.
  • Feel the luxury of a prince as you tour Nanko Pond in a Wasen boat!

Photos

  • The view from Hirai-ho Hill

    The view from Hirai-ho Hill

  • Kikugetsu-tei Teahouse

    Kikugetsu-tei Teahouse

  • Neagari Goyo-matsu, a pine grown from an Edo-era bonsai tree

    Neagari Goyo-matsu, a pine grown from an Edo-era bonsai tree

  • Autumn foliage

    Autumn foliage

  • Autumn foliage

    Autumn foliage

  • Autumn foliage

    Autumn foliage

  • Autumn foliage

    Autumn foliage

  • Autumn foliage

    Autumn foliage

  • Autumn foliage

    Autumn foliage

  • Autumn foliage

    Autumn foliage

  • Autumn foliage

    Autumn foliage

  • Morning rice porridge

    Morning rice porridge

  • Morning rice porridge

    Morning rice porridge

  • Morning rice porridge

    Morning rice porridge

Reviews

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  • Hea Jin

    園區內的景觀以各種植物造景,每個區塊都有不一樣視野享受。

  • 劉信杰

    四國地區有名的日式庭園,每走到一處都是美景,慢慢走也需花2~3小時,還有各種姿態萬千的松樹可以觀賞。

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Details

Name in Japanese
栗林公園
Postal Code
760-0073
Address
1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
Telephone
087-833-7411
Admission
Adults 410 yen, Children 170 yen
Closed
Open year-round
Hours
Mostly from sunrise to sunset
*Hours vary by season. Please check the official website for details.
Access
About 3 minutes on foot from JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)