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Marugame's Nakatsu Banshoen

An impressive garden hidden in Kagawa Prefecture

Sandra Isaka   - 1 min read

Marugame, in Kagawa Prefecture, is famous for its historic castle, but few realize that there is an amazing garden hidden nearby. Nakatsu Banshoen was built in 1688 for the second generation feudal lord of Marugame. It contains a winding path around a lovely pond full of islands, an art gallery/museum, and a Japanese restaurant.

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Sandra Isaka

Sandra Isaka @sandra.isaka

As an intercultural consultant & Japan travel specialist with 20 years in Japan, I love sharing my favorite places with others.