A garden that has remnants of stone arrangements made with methods from the Muromachi era (14th-16th centuries), Ritsurin Garden was built to be used as a villa by successive feudal lords of the Takamatsu Domain in Sanuki during the Edo period, taking over 100 years to complete.
More recently, the garden has been designated a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and is also an Important Cultural Property. It also has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide Japan travel guide, signifying that it's worth travelers' time to pay a visit. This and other high praise from in and outside Japan proves this is one of the nation's foremost daimyo (feudal lord) gardens, and the beautiful scenery inside will continue to be safeguarded.
- 1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
- About 3 minutes by foot from JR Ritsurin-Koen-Kitaguchi Station About 10 minutes by foot from Kotoden Ritsurin-koen Station
- Takamatsu Airport Limousine bus（about 25 minutes / 680 yen) a very short walk from "Ritsurin Koen Mae"
- Jan.: 7:00-17:00
- Open everyday
- All year
- During the cherry blossom and autumn foliage seasons, visitors can enjoy a special lighting-up event.