Sakura in Shikoku: Ritsurin Koen Park「栗林公園」

The Ritsurin Koen Park (or Ritsurin Garden) is one of the most famous and most beautiful historical gardens in Japan.

Unfortunately, we only had about one hour at this place as it was one of the stops included in our tour package. Gosh…so much ground to cover and so little time!!

A weeping cherry tree!

Hyakkoku matsu (black pine tree)

Lovely koi in the pond….

Okedoinotaki (waterfall) with sakura

Kansuichi Pond

Spotted this bridge which was a sharp contrast to its surroundings.

Engetsu-kyo Bridge (view from the other side of the South Pond)

Address:
Ritsurin Koen Park「栗林公園」
〒760-0073 香川県高松市栗林町1丁目20番16号
[Map]

Open: Daily.
Free Admission Days: January 1 (New Year’s Day), March 16 (Opening Day Anniversary)

Opening 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

Admission Fee:
¥410/adult (Group of 20 or more: ¥320)
¥170/child (Group of 20 or more: ¥140)
Ticket Booklet: ¥4,100 for 11 tickets
Annual Pass for one person: ¥2,570
Annual Pass for up to three persons: ¥5,140

Getting There by Public Transport:
From JR Takamatsu Station – 7 min. by car
From JR Ritsurin Station – 20 min. walk
From JR Ritsurin Koen Kitaguchi Station – 3 min. walk
From Kotoden Ritsurin Koen Station – 10 min. walk
From Kotoden Ritsurin Koen Mae Bus Stop – 1 min. walk
From Highway Express Ritsurin Koen Mae Bus Stop – right by garden entrance

You can take the local bus from the JR Takamatsu Station Bus Terminal「JR高松駅バスターミナル」and alight at Ritsurin Koen Mae「栗林公園前」

The following buses will stop at the Ritsurin Koen Mae「栗林公園前」 bus stop:
  【33 栗林公園・香川中央高校】
  【35 栗林公園・日生ニュータウン】
  【41 栗林公園・由佐・高松空港】
  【43 栗林公園・由佐・岩崎】
  【47 栗林公園・御厩・県立プール】
  【51 栗林公園・仏生山・岩崎】
  【53 栗林公園・塩江】

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