【Ritsurin Garden/栗林公園】A place where I can meditate just by walking/歩くだけで瞑想できる場所

投稿日:2018-10-02 更新日:

It's recommended to walk slowly on weekdays.


I'm traveling to japanese countryside twice the pace of the month. However I didn't have ever recorded my "Gokigen(Good feeling) Journey".I want you to know the beautiful places and wonderful handicrafts,local gourmet,especially minor charm of Japan. So I was increased by one category of my blog.

I will introduce as a first time, the Ritsurin Garden located in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, which has been carried out on 29 September. Time spent in the garden, did things too beautiful. In order to enjoy the beauty, of the weekday if possible, it is recommended that you go aimed at sparse time time of people.




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This is fantastic!/ここが素敵!

【View】Ritsurin Garden/栗林公園

Adress:〒760-0073 香川県高松市栗林町1-20-16/1-20-16 Ritsurincho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

Ritsurin Garden is a place where good ideas may come up just by walking. It won the three-star in the "Michelin Green Guide Japon ". The three star is the highest evaluation meaning "worth purposely worth to travel". I actually went and I understood the reason. Because it is meditation just by walking. And I feel fresh like a time slip in the Edo period. It's just walking, but a good idea seems to fall.


Spectacular landscaped about 1,400 pine is the best part/約1,400本の松が圧巻

Approximately 1,000 of the 1,400 pine trees in the garden have been cared for by 300 years by craftsmen. It seems like a big bonsai appreciation. By the way, the viewing point of pine is "pattern of trunk surface, branch, tree shape". From a being uneven and bent figure, you will feel the vitality of the pine which has survived the severity of nature.


Boating in the feudal lord mood/殿さま気分で舟遊び

If you ride a Japanese boat on in the South Lake, the mood is the feudal lord of the Edo era. Actually, it seems that Takamatsu Matsudaira's successive lord enjoyed it, too. The garden looking out from the surface is also exceptional beauty. In the garden, seasonal trees such as Azalea and Momigi are planted, so it is highly recommended to fully enjoy the season's garden atmosphere.


Elegant stone and stone structure/風情のある置き石と石組み

Putting stones with unusual shapes around the pond and on the island makes the scenery of the garden more fancy. My favorite is the stone of a brook flowing from "Fukiage" which cools the water of the pond of Ritsurin Garden. Green of mossy stone of the river bottom is impressive, I also entranced when to walk a stepping stone.


It is the largest in the "daimyo garden"/大名庭園の中では最大級

Ritsurin Garden was designated as the 8th"Special Place of Scenic Beauty" which is, so to speak, "national treasure of the garden". Ritsurin Garden boasts the largest area in the cultural asset garden designated as its special scenic spot. The size of the garden is 3.5 Tokyo Dome (about 16.2 hectares). Even this alone is the largest in the "daimyo(feudal lord) garden", the area including the Shiun mountain essential as the background of the garden seems to be 16 Tokyo Dome (about 75 hectares).

Certainly, in the park there are two "grand course for the south garden" and "course for the northern garden", and the required time is about 60 minutes and about 40 minutes respectively. I recommend that you take a relaxing walk with a margin.



This route /今回のルート

This time, I traveled around Okayama City. Among them, I will record another spot that can say "Here was also good!".


1.)Move from Okayama city by my car/岡山市内から車で移動→

2.)Seto Ohashi Bridge(Minamibisan)/南備讃瀬戸大橋→

3.)Yoshiya pure hand-made udon/純手打ちうどん よしや→

4.)Yamakoshi Udon/山越うどん→

5.)Ritsurin Garden/栗林公園

Here too!/ここもおすすめ!

【View】Seto Ohashi Bridge(Minamibisan)/南備讃瀬戸大橋

The Seto Ohashi bridge, which has a nice weather, is comfortable after all.  This time I crossed the Seto Inland Sea by my car. But it is also exceptional to cross the sea by train. The time to get on the train while watching the ocean with "Setoda Lemon Chu-Hai(Lemon Cocktail)" that can only be purchased in western Japan is very happy.


出典:JR西日本 ふるさとおこしプロジェクト

【Gourmet】Yoshiya pure hand-made udon/純手打ちうどん よしや

Aderss:〒763-0084 香川県丸亀市飯野町東二343-1/343-1 Higashiji, Iino-cho, Marugame-shi, Kagawa

When I go to Kagawa prefecture, "The ladder of Sanuki udon noodle" is the basic. I go round several shops of Sanuki Udon and enjoy. That's why I went to "Yoshiya pure hand-made udon" for the first one.

We ordered a warm udon "Mochi-buta bukkake (photo left)" and cold udon "Kake udon (picture right)". Both dashi was really delicious, and we almost drank it. Udon's elasticity is also pretty rich! This is a healthy fast food that Japan is proud of.

香川に遊びに行ったら、「讃岐うどんのはしご」が基本です。そういうわけで、今回の1軒目は「純手打ちうどん よしや」にお邪魔しました。


【Gourmet】Yamakoshi Udon/山越うどん

Aderss:〒761-2207 香川県綾歌郡綾川町羽床上602-2/602-2 Hayukakami, Ayagawa-cho, Ayauta-gun, Kagawa Prefecture

I chose "Yamaki Udon" to stop by on my way to Ritsurin Garden as my second one. This shop is the birthplace of "Kamaage udon". Before we entered it, group travelers came down from the large bus, so we dashed "This is crowded with cash register, it's masculine!". But, once you have finished ordering, the building of the shop is very long so don't worry. Half outdoor also has eat-in space, so people will be housed more and more.



Aderss:〒703-8205 岡山県岡山市中区中井437-6/437-6 Nakai, Naka-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

【Gourmet】Tama-Shoten/はらペコ屋 たま商店

Aderss:〒700-0023 岡山県岡山市北区駅前町1-4-18/1-4-18 Ekimae-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama

By the way, when I went to Okayama City, Izakaya, which I definitely go to, is "Tama-Shoten" and "Ayatsuki". We can eat the unusual cuisine of local unique in either bar restaurant. So I love them. The photograph was taken with "Tama-Shoten".

On the left of the photo, we always order "Shiro lever no oil duke(White lever oil pickled)". It is the most popular menu of the same bar restaurant which fresh levers and vegetables are mixed. The right picture is a "Sawara no tataki(salt seared Spanish mackerel. )"It was sweet and delicious with soft and springy. By the way, Spanish mackerel is a specialty of Okayama.


The first time I ate this beef tail radish soup (photo left).It was a delicious taste with plenty of leek and soup stock. And, we always order "Bacon to Avocado no donabegohan (rice cooked in the pot with Bacon and Avocado" (photo right). Despite being satisfied already, the chopsticks do not stop because it is delicious.


【Sake Brewery】Juhachi Zakari/十八盛

Aderss:〒711-0903 岡山県倉敷市児島田の口5-6-14/5-6-14 Kojimatanokuchi, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture

写真右の出典・地酒や 酒井商店

At "Tama-Shoten",among the sake we drunk this day, "Tagaji"Junmai unfiltered raw sake was the most delicious. We were enchanted with gorgeous fragrance with fine gas. Sake rice was "Omachi". Sake Brewery is located in Kurashiki-shi, Okayama Prefecture, "Juhachi Zakari ".

Well then, have a nice day!



-Gokigen Journey

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