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Kagawa | Autumn Beauty of Ritsurin Garden

Strolling in the golden colors of the surrounding foliage of Ritsurin Garden

Ritsurin Garden, a feudal strolling garden over 100 years in the making, was finally completed in 1745. The beauty of the garden is celebrated in the Japanese phrase ippo ikkei (“one step, one view”), which describes how walking through the garden you can enjoy a change of scenery with every step. At Ritsurin Garden, you can enjoy the beauty of the seasons all year round. Every fall, when the garden is filled with the colors of autumn, Ritsurin Garden holds a magical illumination event for approximately ten days that is extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Stroll along garden paths lined with maple trees, or take a ride in a traditional Japanese boat -- there are so many ways to enjoy this event. On days when there is little wind, the surface of the water in the pond becomes like a mirror, reflecting the golden colors of the surrounding foliage. The Japanese boat that elegantly carves its way through the golden waters of the pond is especially popular. Watching this enchanting scene while relaxing in Kikugetsutei Teahouse, time will pass by before you know it.

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https://www.my-kagawa.jp/en/ritsurin/

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Shikoku Region | JNTO Official Website

Kagawa Prefecture | JNTO Official Website

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