|Name in Japanese:||栗林公園|
|Address:||1 Chome-20-16 Ritsurinchō, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa-ken 760-0073, Japan [map]|
494 m from Ritsurin-Kōen-Kitaguchi
0.9 km from Ritsurin Station
|Hours:||December, January: 7am-5pm February: 7am-5:30pm March: 6:30am-6pm April, May, September: 5:30am-6:30pm June, July, August: 5:30am-7:00pm October: 6:00am-5:30pm November: 6:30am-5:00pm|
|Parking options:||Parking available|
|Accessibility options:||Premises are wheelchair accessible|
Even if you’re not an enthusiast of Japanese gardens, it’s well worth making Ritsurin Garden a stop on your travels should you be staying in Takamatsu. It offers a smorgasbord of Japanese Garden features, including cherry blossom, plum blossom, shaped bushes, square pines, ponds with Koi fish, wooden bridges, and—if you’re lucky—a kimono-clad couple or two strolling around.
The place opens early, and closes around sunset. Volunteer guides, recorded audio guides and coin lockers are available. Wheelchairs, baby strollers and walkers can be borrowed free of charge for use in the garden.
Of special note to cheapos: Free Admission days are January 1 (New Year’s Day) and March 16 (Opening Day Anniversary).