- September 17 2015
Ritsurin Garden on the Michelin Green Guide Japan in Takamatsu Kagawa!
Ritsurin Garden is a vast park in the heart of Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. It is one of the most popular tourist attractons in Takamatsu. Built during the Edo era (1603-1868), it was landscaped circuit style and has been awarded three stars by the Michelin Green Guide Japan.
Access to Ritsurin Garden
From JR Takamatsu Station, it will take about 7 minutes. If you prefer walking, it takes 20 minutes from JR Ritsurin Station, 3 minutes from JR Ritsurin Park North Station, or 10 minutes from Kotoden Ritsurin Park Station.
This garden is the most spacious garden/park and a special place of particularly scenic beauty in Japan. The beautiful Mount Shiun is visible behind the garden, which makes the garden look even bigger and greener.
Audio tour guides are available in 8 different languages!
Japanese Garden Surrounde By Seasonal Flowers
The garden was full of green and bloomed flowers… The Azaleas, Japanese Lilacs, Water Lilies, and Poppies were especially gorgeous at the end of April.
There is a thatched Japanese style house where you can have some tea in the garden.
Tired Of Walking? Take A Break with Sweets!
You will see a lot of different views as you walk through the park.
In the rest house, you can get Japanese sweets called Odango (Japanese dumpling with salty and sweet soy sauce glaze), Japanese citrus (called Sudachi) flavored soda, salt falvored soda etc.
If you are with kids, they will love to feed koi in the pond.
The garden is very spacious! Sticking to the recommended route took about 1 hour to walk.
Ponds, bridges, and Japanese tearooms are dot the garden, and the rest house is available on the way...but it’s easy to find your legs getting tired...
This is a traditional Japanese style garden with beautiful and vigorous greenery and flowers!
It is more like Shinjuku Gyoen National Park in Tokyo than Kenrokuen in Kanazawa.
If weather allows, walking through this garden refreshes your body and mind pretty well!