Beautiful autumn leaves reflected on the surface of the water “Ritsurin Garden Illumination”


At Ritsurin Garden, we will hold a light-up for 10 days from November 19th (Fri) to November 28th (Sun), 2021 where you can enjoy the fantastic autumn leaves at night. It is only during this period that you can take a walk in the park like a different world from the daytime. Please experience a special time together with the reservation-based Japanese boat(*).
*Japanese boats must be reserved in advance (to the website or phone number below)

Period: November 19th(Fri) – November 28th(Sun), 2021
Wasen boarding fee: Adults: 620 yen per person / Children (elementary and junior high school students): 310 yen per person / Preschoolers: Free
Admission fee: (*Separate admission fee required)
Adults: 410 yen / Children (elementary and junior high school students): 170 yen / Preschoolers: Free
Prefectural parking lot: Regular car: 100 yen / 25 minutes Open until 22:00 during the light-up period

> Ritsurin Garden Official Website

You can meet one scenery with each step

Ritsurin Garden is a Japanese garden that was introduced as the highest rated three-star in the 2009 Michelin Green Guide Japan. Originally a daimyo garden completed by the Matsudaira clan, the lord of the Takamatsu domain, during the Edo period.

In the Meiji era, it was opened to the public as a prefectural park and has been designated as one of the national special places of scenic beauty. The taste of the four seasons and the facial expressions that change with time. It is awarded as “one step at a time” in the sense that there is one scenery per step.

Not only at night, Ritsurin Garden is full of charm in the morning and noon

~ Daytime scenery ~ The grace and venerable Japanese tea culture of Japanese boats

In the daytime when the sun is shining, the trees shine lively and it is a perfect time to take a walk. And while taking a walk, take a break in the tea room.
The Takamatsu domain has invited Sen no Rikyu’s great-grandson, Sen Soushu (the founder of the Mushakojisen family), to play a leading role in the tea ceremony, and has a long-established tea culture.
At Kikugetsutei in the park, a big tea party was held at that time. This Kikugetsutei still remains, and you can easily enjoy tea without reservation.

A Japanese boat that goes around the South Lake is a place where you can enjoy the scenery from a different perspective than walking. While listening to the boatman’s commentary, you can go through the bridge and enjoy a full 30-minute boating experience while gazing at the island floating in the pond.



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