The Four Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Takamatsu City


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This page introduces cherry blossom spots in Takamatsu recommended for visitors from late March to early April. Enjoy a cherry viewing picnic with a lunch and drinks!

Ryuo Park

Ryuo Park is located in the center of Ryuman Ike (Ryuman Pond) at Kagawacho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa. The park features a long, straight path lined with stone lanterns. Be impressed by the cherry blossoms in the park, which bloom along the stone lanterns, as if coloring the sky.

The cherry blossom path floating on the pond signals the arrival of spring. The environment has been improved with cherry trees planted on the dike, an arbor and other elements. Now this park attracts people as a popular cherry blossom spot.


Megijima Island has approx. 2,000 cherry trees. In spring, the road from the port to the cave and the area around the observation deck are colored with cherry blossoms.

Many people travel to this island to enjoy cherry blossoms, with the landscape of islands on the gentle Seto Inland Sea and the birdsong of Japanese bush warblers.

Tamamo Park (Ruins of Takamatsu Castle)

A seaside castle facing the Seto Inland Sea, Takamatsu Castle has been named one of the three major water castles in Japan (together with Imabari Castle and Nakatsu Castle). Tamamo Park was developed on the ruins of Takamatsu Castle and has been designated as a national historic site.
During cherry blossom season, from late March to early April, Sakura No Baba in the park is open to the public at night for free for 10 days. It is known to residents as a place for relaxation.
The park is accessible from JR Takamatsu Station and Takamatsu-Chikko Station on the Kotoden Line and is close to the port. It is recommended for people who wish to enjoy viewing cherry blossoms during a bit of spare time on their travels.
This park also features red sea bream, Japanese flounder and other marine fish swimming in the castle moat, which draws saltwater directly from the sea. Feed red sea bream in the inner moat.

Special Place of Scenic Beauty Ritsurin Garden

Ritsurin Garden has a total of approx. 350 cherry trees, including the sample tree that is observed to define the bloom date for Kagawa.

Takamatsu City of Kagawa is the leading pine Bonsai production area in Japan, with a domestic market share of approx. 80%! Ritsurin Garden, the leading daimyo (feudal lord) garden of Kagawa, also has many beautifully pruned pine trees. The unique point of this cherry blossom spot is the contrast between the robust pine trees and pale cherry blossoms. This may make the familiar view of cherry blossoms look a little different.

This tree with a red tag is the sample cherry tree (Somei-Yoshino) of Kagawa.

Ritsurin Garden is very popular during cherry blossom season. At this time of year, it bustles with people who enjoy viewing the blossoms from mats under the trees, until its closure every day.

To avoid the crowds, it is recommended to visit early in the morning.
Ritsurin Garden opens at sunrise. Get up early and leisurely enjoy the cherry blossoms in the silent morning sun.


Approx. a 5-minute walk from Ryumanike bus stop on the Kotoden Bus Shionoe Line

Ryuo Park

1865-13 Kagawacho Higashikami, Takamatsu City, Kagawa


Tamamo Park (Ruins of Takamatsu Castle)

2-1 Tamamocho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa

SpecialPlace of Scenic Beauty Ritsurin Garden

1-20-16 Ritsurin-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
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Gathering date:2018.3.23 / Ryuo Park


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