Located on the slopes of Mt Shiun, Ritsurin-koen (栗林公園) is astonishingly beautiful. It dates back to the 17th century, built for the feudal lord of Sanuki.
The park houses several lakes, islands, bridges and teahouses (of which Kikugetsu-tei offers a recommendable tea ceremony). The main lake/pond is filled with large Koi fish, which gather near bridges to be fed by tourists.
Map of Ritsurin garden
Use this link to see the Ritsurin garden map on Google maps.
How to get there
Ritsurinkoen is located on the south of Tamatsu’s city centre. To get there, take a bus departing from the train station which should take about 15 minutes. The park is open year round, from sunrise to sunset. Entrance fee: 400 Yen.
Ritsurin address: 20-16 1-chome Ritsurin-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa (Tel. 087-8337411)
Official website: www.pref.kagawa.jp/ritsurin