National Holidays:
- 01/01 : New Year's Day (元旦)
- Third Monday : Day of Adults (成人の日)

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- Hatsumode (初詣)

Weather: Mostly Sunny but sometimes snow (rains 54mm per month)
Ave. temperature and humidity of Tokyo: 4.7 degrees C, 53%

- Robai (Winter sweets)
- Botan

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Ritsurin Park

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Ritsurin Park (栗林公園) is a Japanese style garden located in Takamatsu, Kagawa pref. The garden of this park is designated as Special Scenic Beauty of Japan. It is considered as one of the best Japanese garden in the world. It was graded 3 stars spot in Michelin Green Guide Japon. There are about 1,400 pine trees, and 1,000 of them are Bonsai trees. There are many tea houses you can enjoy Japanese tea. Ritsurin park is not only beautiful with pine trees, there are also many flowers. Sakura and plums are very beautiful, as well.

Tourist Info.
Admission: 400 yen for adult, 170 yen for kids. There is a group discount from 20 persons.
Open: mostly from Sunrise to Sunset.

0. at Takamatsuchikko Station (10 min.).
1. use Kotohira Line to Ritsurin Park.
2. walk west (10 min.).