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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 67 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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Cessnock, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Fantastic garden set over 11 hectares. A must see to anyone visiting the region. As an Australian my idea of a garden was very different to what I ended up seeing; as opposed to hectares of flowers I was met with moss and native Japanese plants. This wasn't a necessarily a bad thing, it was great to have my perspective... More

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Tel Aviv
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Kenrokuen Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan. It is worth visiting Kanazawa just for seeing it. We visitid it in April when cherry blossoms, but I would be happy to see at every season. The paths are beautiful ,it never gets boring. We also saw Seisonkaku Villa, but we were more impressed by the garden.

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New York City, New York
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went on a tour here and learn much from our guide. The garden is stunning and if you can get a guide you will get some much more from it as there is lots of stories and symbolism mixed throughout. I love how they create stands to support the branches of trees. There used to be a time when... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was raining when we visited Kenroku-en garden. Notwithstanding the bad weather, the visit to this garden was a memorable one. It is considered one of the three top gardens of Japan and it didn't disappoint. If you have any interest at all in Japanese gardens, you have to go there. We went in Early April which is probably one... More

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cheshire
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A beautiful, serene and relaxing place. I loved the irises and the reflections in the water. A must when visiting Kanazawa.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have been to a number of gardens in Japan and it is no lie this is in the top three. This is very different from other gardens as Kenrokuen is huge! I loved the gnarled pine trees and the tea houses that seemed to float on the ponds. I spent about two hours here and I easily could have... More

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plymouth, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Gorgeous garden - I took so many photos! The irises were in bloom and stunning. The best site in Kanazawa.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After a long walk around the castle gardens I finally found the entrance to Kenrokeun Gardens. I paid the entry and walked up the path into a tranquil world of stereotypical graceful, well manicured and stunning gardens. The view from the edge of the gardens was lovely as well. I spent two hours wandering around - it was very hot... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The gates were closed at 12 because a typhoon was coming that evening. The prices at the shops were over priced.

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Takasaki, Japan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This garden is one of the top 3 gardens in all of Japan, and it's easy to see why. Once a private garden of the Maeda lords of Kanazawa, this place was once forbidden to the general public. It's a perfect example of the paradoxical delicate sensibility that accompanied the often warlike calculations of the Samurai class. Aside from being... More

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