Ritsurin Koen Park

Kagawa, Shikoku

Ritsurin Koen is a park located in the city of Takamatsu, and covers around 75 ha. Landscaping began in 1642 and is said to have taken 100 years to complete. In the garden are six ponds and 13 artificial hills called tsukiyama. The garden, set against the backdrop of the mountain Shiun-zan, is evocative of a Japanese painting. The technique of using scenery such as mountains in the distance in the design of a garden is known as shakkei. The garden in the southern part of the park is in a purely Japanese style. A small house known as Kikugetsu-tei used for tea ceremony and located by the pond is known as an arbor for enjoying the beauty of the full moon in autumn. The garden in the northern part of the park has undergone major restoration and is now a Western-style garden.


1-20-16 Ritsurin-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa
Admission Fee
400 yen
Open throughout the year
[Walk]JR Ritsurin-koen Kitaguchi Stn./3-min. walk

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