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Nanrakuen Garden: Learn about what biggest garden in Shikoku has to offer

By Elizabeth Sok

Opened in 1933, Nanrakuen is a sprawling traditional Japanese garden that covers over 150,000 square meters of land, the largest of its kind on the island of Shikoku.

If you have a chance to visit in all four seasons, this lush garden promises differing glorious flora each time.

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Take a stroll and appreciate the garden from different vantage points. Photo: PIXTA/ Liccat

Nanrakuen is a chisen kaiyu shiki style garden characterized by large ponds around which visitors can stroll and appreciate the surrounding landscape from different vantage points. These gardens tend to house many kinds of trees and flowers that bloom at different points of the year, like dogwood trees, Japanese camellias and azaleas. This collection of plant life makes for unique sights and sounds that depend on when you visit. As you make your way through the garden on the walking paths around the ponds stop from time to time to look around and take in the scene.

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