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Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-234-3800
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Description: This beautiful park contains one of the top three celebrated gardens in...
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.
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The garden is next to the castle. If you visit together with your castle visit, then you will not appreciate the sheer beauty. Castle ticket with garden ticket on same day is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The garden is next to the castle. If you visit together with your castle visit, then you will not appreciate the sheer beauty. Castle ticket with garden ticket on same day is a bargaian, so I'm told by the ticket lady. We did the castle in the morning, then went for some amazing seafood at the market, went to the... More 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great Japanese garden in Kanazawa, where you can rest and stroll. Visit this in combination with Kanazawa Castle park. It's recommended to go in the spring when the plum trees are blooming.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a truly beautiful Japanese garden You pay a small entrance fee but it is worth the money. It is serene and we even saw a heron fly past our nose. It is also next door to the castle so you can hit two key sights in one.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Garden was not as huge as i expected. you can spend 3-4 hours walking around the whole garden. The garden got no flowers at all during my visit this summer, perhaps it was not the blossom season. In fact Kenrokuen Garden is still beautiful with very neat and traditional Japanese gardening style. it is a relaxing place.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Well maintained garden and maybe very important for the Japanese people but it has nothing special. Green lawns,trees, some empty houses and lakes (full of MOSQUITOES!!!!) but nothing really special. Any chinese garden is more beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to arrive on a day when the cherry blossoms were at their peak and illuminated for the evening. What a magnificent way to spend several hours, enjoying the blossoms and watching other people doing the same. The gardens have a wonderful history and are immaculately presented. The castle is also a great sight when it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

For people who like to take a stroll through a beautiful, relaxing and quiet garden area, then the Kenrokuen Garden is for you. This is a very scenic area with lovely walkways throughout the gardens. There are many photo opportunities here (see attached photos). There is the lake with a beautiful Japanese style structure, waterfalls, fountains and statues to see... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Even thought it was rainy season, the garden was worth a stroll. Paths are paved so while there are some puddles, you don't have to get muddy. Great views at the top, beautiful trees and one of the symbols of Kanazawa, the arched lantern. Don't miss this garden if you're in town, no matter what the weather.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were here during Sakura. Garden was put in lights and busy at night. Nevertheless wonderful atmosphere.

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Brooklyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

As much as I heard about the beauty of Kenrokuen - the garden surpassed my expectations. Each and every section of the garden was perfectly designed and maintained. Every path, every turn of the head revealed another breathtaking view. Perfect and inspiring.

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Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-234-3800
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Ishikawa Prefecture  >  Kanazawa

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