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Kenrokuen Garden

1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0937, Japan
+81 76-234-3800
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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Kanazawa
Type: Gardens, Parks
Owner description: This beautiful park contains one of the top three celebrated gardens in Japan. The name Kenrokuen literally translates to “garden combining six”,... more » Owner description: This beautiful park contains one of the top three celebrated gardens in Japan. The name Kenrokuen literally translates to “garden combining six”, referring to the six attributes all gardens should have: seclusion, antiquity, spaciousness, human ingenuity, water and scenic views. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

These gardens are just beautiful, I ended up being there during the cherry blossom and the cherry blossom festival, which just added to the wow factor. One of top 3 gardens in Japan and you can see why, views from the castle are good to. A stunning afternoon

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Moscow, Russia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is really the best garden that I have ever seen. I could have stayed there for ages enjoying its tranquility and beauty. Plan for at least three hours to soak in all of its alleys, hills, tea–rooms, ponds, beautiful trees, the views and the palace. It is really worth its name of the one of the three best gardens... More

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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341 reviews 341 reviews
105 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This place has it all. mountain views, ponds, trees, waterfalls...incredible. We were there during cherry blossom time. Indescribably beautiful. Had not heard of this before visiting but it is a remarkable place.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Kenroku-en has a history date back to about 400 years ago. Maeda was a powerful clan at that time and they originally planed the garden. It was expanded later on to the current scale. The garden was planned to consist of the six virtue; grand, sunk to the tranquility of the nature, creativity, beauty in the classic, water view, and... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is by far one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.. Its one of the three best gardens in Japan. Every tree, every bush, every plant has so perfectly pruned and groomed - it is just incredible!

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Adelaide
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91 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The gardens here were immaculate. Very peaceful place to walk around although we came in early spring when the trees were still a little bare, I think late spring or summer would be even prettier.

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Arlington, Virginia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This garden is one of the top 3 in Japan. I loved strolling the garden and it was not even in full bloom when we were there - basically winter still but the place is beautiful - take in one of the tea houses and visit the Crafts Museum. You can also get a free English tour guide from over... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Our family had visited Japan every year. This time we decided to go far to the south east along the Sea of Japan and thus kenrokuen garden in Kanazawa city was our prime destination. Heavy snow fell since the night before so Kenrokuen garden in Mid March was as white as Christmas. Among many highlights were the lotus pond with... More

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Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I was amazed at the number of people in the gardens that day. Families and big groups all weathering the storm. I want to go back and see it in the fall or spring next time...

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Sydney, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The garden was absolutely refreshing, we enjoyed a day in winter sunshine and took excellent photos as there were not too many other visitors due to the season. Really glad that the historic Maeda clan chose to built a retirement house and then turned it into a full garden. The natural fountain was delightful and the tea houses and small... More

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