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Kenrokuen Garden

1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0937, Japan
+81 76-234-3800
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Ranked #2 of 65 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

A Japanese garden with a beautiful scenery. Take a stroll to see all its got to offer. From beautiful pond and tea house and quite close to the Castle.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Must go if you are in Kanazawa, its relax and beautiful on any season I guess. It is not the most beautiful time when we visited (summer) but still more then we expected.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fascinating to see a Japanese Garden so carefully made and cared for. The trees are trimmed to perfection and so different from the American gardens and parks. From the smallest flowers to the towering trees and the care to have a human design in the trees. It's a very pleasant garden in all ways.

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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Kenrokuen is a strolling garden typical of gardens in the Edo period.It was originally the outer garden of the Kanazawa castle, which is now across the street. It was redone several times but in the 1700's and 1800's there were various additions (waterfall, tea house,winding streams and stone bridges) the very things that make it such a beautiful place to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a beautiful landscape garden with matured trees and some varieties of plum trees. The landscape is awesome. Entrance fees Yen310 per person. So clean and fresh air in the morning. Good for a nice walk. Rated as the 3rd most beautiful landscape garden in Japan.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A visit to Kanazawa without going to Kenrokuen would be a disappointment. One of the most beautiful gardens in Japan it is centrally located near most hotels. Changing with the seasons, whether cherry blossoms in Spring or maples in Autumn it a most peaceful setting offering a quiet refuge for contemplation and beautiful vistas. You must visit.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Very classic japanese garden with a number of interesting features. Spring and autumn are the times to go - cherry blossoms in April and in early May, the irises and azaleas. We just missed the height of the irises and azaleas which by early June were fading but we could tell it would have been amazing at the height. It... More

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Aberdeen, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This garden is simply beautiful. The main attraction in Kanazawa and its easy to see why. Allow a couple of hours. Plenty places to sit and relax, as well as places to eat within the garden.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I spent 2 hours here prior checking in to the hotel. It is within walking distance from Korinbo. If you are visiting during summer time, make sure you wear some sun block. The garden is very peaceful, tidy and clean. If you are careful enough there are plenty of views.

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Oakland, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It's a beautiful garden, considered to be the 3rd best in Japan. Take a book a relax for an afternoon by the pond... 350 yen to enter and well worth it.

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