Ritsurin-kōen East Gate

Kagawa Prefecture

The East Gate to Ritsurin-kōen is a beautiful place to start a walking course through the garden.

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1. Ritsurin-kōen

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One of the most beautiful gardens in the country, Ritsurin-kōen dates from the mid-1600s and took more than a century to complete. Designed as a walking…

2. Sanuki Folkcraft Museum

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