Ritsurin Garden A Trip in Search of Traditional Japanese Sweets

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Here, we introduce a selection of recommended sweets and desserts that you should try while you take a break from your walk around the gardens. Some have a deep connection with the Ritsurin Garden, some are cool and refreshing, and some are sweet and warm. Which delicious sweets will you choose to try today?

Special Place of Scenic Beauty Ritsurin Garden Hanazono-tei

Yomeiri Bride’s Soft Ice Cream


This soft ice cream is topped with traditional Kagawa celebratory sweets called oiri. They are very popular, as a highly photogenic dessert.

Ritsurin Kuri Soft Ice Cream


The new standard soft ice cream, named after the Ritsurin Garden themselves. Enjoy savoring the generous helpings of chunky diced kuri (chestnuts) that are kneaded into the ice cream.

Mitarashi Dango Skewers


Mitarashi Dango Skewers

The fragrant aroma of these sweet skewers as they are roasted at the shop is wonderful. Enjoy the taste of these delicious piping hot dumplings smothered in sweet sauce. Purchases start from a single skewer.

Kuri Zenzai (Sweet Azuki Bean Soup with Chestnuts)


Kuri Zenzai (Sweet Azuki Bean Soup with Chestnuts)

This special zenzai (sweet azuki bean soup) contains chestnuts and sticky white rice balls. Relax and enjoy the comforting sweetness of the anko (sweet bean paste).

Kagawa Prefectural Produce Shop Ritsurin An

Ice Monaka(Amazake (Sweet Sake) & Yakiimo (Roasted Sweet Potato)/Two pieces included.)


Ice Monaka

These chestnut-shaped monaka (crisp rice cake wafers stuffed with sweet fillings) are filled with ice cream, giving them a fantastic texture and flavor. There are also plans for cherry blossom and green tea flavors in the spring, and Wasanbon and green tea flavors in the summer.


INFORMATION

Special Place of Scenic Beauty Ritsurin Garden Hanazono-tei

Address
1-20-16 Ritsurin-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
TEL
087-831-5255
URL
http://hanazonotei.web.fc2.com/
Supported languages
日本語、English

Hanazono-tei is a souvenir shop and restaurant that stands on the banks of Hokko (the North Pond) in the southern part of the Ritsurin Garden. It offers an extensive selection of sweets and soft ice cream, which visitors can enjoy in both indoor and outdoor eat-in spaces.

Kagawa Prefectural Produce Shop Ritsurin An

Address
1-20-16 Ritsurin-cho, Takamatsu City, Kagawa
TEL
087-812-3155
URL
https://www.ritsurinan.jp/
Supported languages
日本語、English

Kagawa Prefectural Produce Shop is located next to the East Gate. In addition to traditional art and craft items and stylish miscellaneous goods, the store also has an extensive lineup featuring Wasanbon and other popular edible souvenirs. Please stop by and take a look, either before or after your walk around the gardens.

Gathering date:2017.10.20 / Ritsurin Garden

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Masaki Minagawa(NOCOS)more

Masaki Minagawa was born in Osaka in 1985. After graduating from the Japan Institute of Photography and Film, he started work at Nice! Ltd., where he learned mainly bridal and other human photography; before becoming independent and establishing Nocos photography in 2015. His current activities focus primarily on family, bridal and commemorative photographs. He also shoots photographs for corporate homepages, advertisements and architectural work.

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Eri Kotakimore

Eri Kotaki was born in Takamatsu, in Kagawa prefecture. After studying fashion, color and graphic design at university, she developed a love of travel, local gourmet cuisine and photography; and became an editor/writer. After working in various positions in editorial production and publishing companies in Tokyo, she joined the Takamatsu City Regional Promotion Cooperative Group in July 2017. She now spends her days uncovering and communicating information about the appeal and attraction of Takamatsu and its surrounding areas. Her top recommended location is the night view from Sunport Takamatsu. Her most recommended train is the Hiyaku, which runs on the Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad.

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