Ritsurin Garden (1/2)
Ritsurin Garden (2/2)

IN A FEW WORDS

Japan's largest historical garden

DESCRIPTION

Ritsurin Park

400¥ 6:30 - 18:00

Ritsurin Garden, meaning chestnut grove garden, is a historical landscape garden dating from the early Edo period, widely considered as one of Japan's most famous and beautiful. Covering a surface of approximately 75 hectares, Ritsurin is also the largest of the 194 Cultural Heritage gardens registered in the country. Built at the foot of Mount Shiunzan to use its green slopes as a shared background, the garden features six ponds, thirteen artificial hills, countless species of trees, a tea house and even a folk museum.

Ritsurin Koen's origins date back from 1625, when the feudal lord of Takamatsu began its construction as a private garden. Through the years it was improved and expanded by successive generations of lords, until it was finally completed around 100 years later, in 1745. With the decline of the feudal system, Ritsurin became property of the Meiji Government and was opened to the public in 1875. Years later, n 1953, it was designated as Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

HOW TO GET THERE

Takamatsu Station

JR Kotoku Line
5 min. 200¥ Railpass

RitsurinKoen-Kitaguchi Station



aroundMOVE AROUND

Ritsurin Park's north entrance can be reached on a 5 minute walk from Ritsurin Koen-Kitaguchi train station.

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