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  • Takamatsu-jo.
    Takamatsu-jo.
    by IreneMcKay
  • Ritsurin-koen
    Ritsurin-koen
    by IreneMcKay
  • Ritsurin-koen
    Ritsurin-koen
    by IreneMcKay

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    Takamatsu-jo

    by IreneMcKay Written May 10, 2014

    Favorite thing: Takamatsu-jo or Takamatsu Castle was originally built in 1588. It was occupied by the Matsudaira Clan until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

    Only parts of the castle, such as turrets, walls, moats, remain. Parts of the castle and its grounds are being restored.

    The grounds of Takamatsu-jo are now a park which you can wander around for a small entry fee.

    Takamatsu-jo.
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    • Historical Travel
    • Photography

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    Hanami - Cherry Blossom Viewing.

    by IreneMcKay Written May 10, 2014

    Favorite thing: Ritsurin-koen is a popular spot for hanami - or cherry blossom viewing. This is a very popular Japanese pastime in the spring when crowds of people spread out their pale blue mats beneath the cherry trees and enjoy having picnics while pale pink cherry blossom petals snow down on their heads.

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    • Festivals

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    Ritsurin-koen

    by IreneMcKay Written May 10, 2014

    Favorite thing: The entrance of Ritsurin-koen is about a three minute walk away from Ritsurin-koen Kitaguchi Station. Ritsurin-koen is open from dawn to dusk.

    Ritsurin-koen was first laid out as gardens in the seventeenth century. These gardens were originally attached to a villa built by the Matsudaira lords. This villa has long since been destroyed, but the gardens remain.

    Ritsurin-koen includes a pine tree covered hill, Mount Shiun-zan, to the west. It also has ponds, bridges, islands and tea houses.

    The gardens are beautiful and peaceful. Although there were many people there enjoying the cherry trees when we visited, the gardens are spacious enough to accomodate us all.

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    Free internet access

    by beornot2be Updated Oct 1, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Free internet access availible at I-PAL language center.

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory from Takamastu most be the experience of the typhoon nr. 21 on 29th September 2004.

    I-PAL
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    • Budget Travel

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