Among the more popular destinations in Kagawa is Ritsurin Garden. Built in the 17th and 18th centuries, the garden comprises 6 ponds and 13 small hills in the shadow of Mt Shiun. The park served as the private villa estate for 11 lords of the Matsudaira family for 228 years up until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. It’s been open to the public since 1875.
Here are some of the highlights from my visit to the garden last year.
Pines among the rocks
Bridge – trickier to navigate than I imagined
Enjoying the garden
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