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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 66 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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plymouth, uk
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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21 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Kenrokuen garden is a beautiful example of Japanese landscape gardening. It's located near the castle and at a walking distance form the city centre. It's easy to reach on foot or by loop bus.

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Fukui, Japan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A beautiful and expansive Japanese garden, Kenrokuen is well worth a visit if you go to Kanazawa. There is a small fee, around 300 Yen, to enter, but it is worth it. The scenery is varied, with trees, rocks, streams, winding paths, hills, ponds, fountains, and a lake. Lots of details and things to see around the garden, so be... More

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NiagaraFallsCanada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Large garden in the middle of Kanazawa. One of the highlights of our visit. We went early in the morning and very quiet. It was quiet and serene, as Japanese gardens tend to be. Lots of photo opportunities.

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Adelaide, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited on a showery so it wasn't too crowded. There are many eared to explore and the gardens are beautifully maintained. Would love to visit in spring or autumn.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

nice garden to stroll around. Must be more beautiful in spring and autumn, in summer it's only green (no flowers), but with nice ponds and interesting shaped trees.

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went in the morning, and there are floods of tourist groups. However, the garden is big enough so it did not seem crowded. We managed to go inside a tea house to experience traditional tea ceremony where you have to kneel on the floor for over 20 minutes. With us were elementary school kids, that listens attentively to the... More

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