The daimyo garden given 3-star status by the "Michelin Green Guide Japan"
Ritsurin Garden is a daimyo (feudal lord) garden, which was completed in 1745 over a period of one hundred years. Designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, this spacious garden features 6 ponds and 13 landscaped hills. While strolling you can enjoy the changing landscape, therefore it is said that the variety of scenery has the attraction of "ippo ikkei" or a change in scenery with every step. In the garden there are buildings, such as Kikugetsu-tei teahouse, where you can have matcha (powdered green tea) while viewing the picturesque landscape, and the Sanuki Mingeikan (Folk Craft Museum), where Sanuki folk crafts are exhibited. You can also enjoy a ride on a Japanese boat, the “Senshu maru”.
|Address||1-20-16 Ritsurin-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa|
Jan. 7:00 - 17:00pm
Feb. 7:00 - 17:30pm
Mar. 6:30 - 18:00pm
Apr. & May 5:30 - 18:30pm
Jun.- Aug. 5:30 - 19:00pm
Sep. 5:30 - 18:30pm
Oct. 6:00 - 17:30pm
Nov. 6:30 - 17:00pm
Dec. 7:00 - 17:00pm
|Closed||Open all year round|
Admission fee: Adults 410 yen, Children 170 yen
(For groups of 20 or more: Adults 320 yen, Children 140 yen)
Admission is free on January 1 and March 16
*Child admission fee is applicable to elementary and junior high school students. Admission is free for preschool-aged children.
Approx. 3 minutes walk from JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi Station
Approx. 10 minutes walk from Kotoden Ritsurin Koen Station
Approx. 15 minutes from Takamatsu-Chuo Highway IC by car
|Parking||Toll parking available (large buses accepted)|