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Bonsai and Ritsurin Garden

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Starting from $201.01 NZD / Adult
Experience the botanical culture of Japan on an intimate excursion that explores the delicate traditions of bonsai trees and strolls through the tranquil paths of Ritsurin Garden. You’ll begin by meeting a local expert at a garden in Kinashi, the region where the art of bonsai began and which still supplies more than 80% of the world’s bonsai trees. Learn about the rich heritage behind these diminutive beauties which dates back more than 200 years. Next, you’ll head to Ritsurin Garden, a breathtaking collection of ponds, bridges stonework, and, of course, beautiful Japanese gardens. Stroll along serene paths and soak up the scenery before visiting the onsite Tea House where you will be served freshly brewed green tea. Afterwards, a short drive will return you to the ship in Takamatsu.
  • Delve into the fascinating world of Bonsai Trees, a tradition that began two centuries ago.
  • Enjoy a guided walk through Ritsurin Garden, a botanical wonderland dating back to the 1620s.
  • Visit a Tea House set amid the gardens for freshly brewed green tea.
What to bringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
What to wearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Light clothing
Important notesShow
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over flat and gravel surfaces, including negotiating approximately 10 steps.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
  • Tour sequence may vary.
  • Shoes must be removed to enter Tea House.
Location Takamatsu, Japan Takamatsu, Japan
Tour Code F610 F610
Duration4.50 Hours 4.50 Hours
Activity Level#Medium #Medium
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