This post contains 10 beautiful pictures of the Ritsurin Garden.
It was raining hard when we reached the garden.
The rain was pouring and some of us decided not to walk the garden. For a moment, I hesitated too, as I may be unable to take pictures in the rain.
Ritsurin Garden (栗林公園 Ritsurin Kōen, lit. chestnut grove garden) is one of the most famous historical gardens in Japan. The garden is situated in the city of Takamatsu and is considered one of its main attractions.
It is a Daimyo’s garden, a garden that was designated as a special beauty spot in Japan in March 1953.
We stopped by the teahouse and had a delightful bowl of green tea with a chest nut cake as dessert.
A tour through the garden generally takes one to two hours. There are various bridges, footpaths and small hills which offer a beautiful view of the garden and the surrounding scenery, most notably Mt. Shiun (紫雲山 Shiun-zan?) at the western border of the garden.
In some locations, we have to cross the streams.
So, this is just another walk in paradise!