Ritsurin-koen Garden, Takamatsu

Nature sculpted to perfection

 By Peter Sidell   Nov 27, 2012

Japan's largest garden might also be its most beautiful: constructed over a hundred years, Ritsurin-koen is a blissfully peaceful landscape of shady groves, tree-lined paths, and hills providing views of still, tranquil lakes dotted with islands planted with exquisitely manicured trees. Languorously wandering its paths for an hour or two is a complete escape from the city's crowds and noise, and will leave you totally relaxed and refreshed.

Photography by Peter Sidell
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Ryan Weatherston 4 years ago
Ritsurin Koen is considered to be the third most beautiful gardens in Japan. I have an English student who works as a guide there and he is a fountain of facts about it.