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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 69 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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Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly deserves its reputation as one of Japans top 3 gardens. Spectacular lake views and very many great angles for photographers. There is plenty to see so leave time to (at least 3-4 hours) to get around without rushing.

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East Midlands
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A good example of a Japanese garden with water and trees predominating. It was peaceful to walk around despite large numbers of visitors. The fountain was OK, but the lakes and ponds were much better. A garden to wander round.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

one of the most beautiful gardens you will see in Japan. Tranquil and beautifully maintained from the Edo period. Amazing!

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We visited the gardens as a part of a tour while ashore from a Princess Cruise. The gardens were amazing. The ponds, the wildlife and the changing of colour of the trees for the season was really something to see. It was very busy but to stroll through the gardens was really relaxing. Definitely a place to visit.

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Arizona, USA
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very beautiful garden, one of the best in Japan. Well worth the money. Take your time, walk around, enjoy!

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were lucky to get a guide to take us around these outstanding gardens. He gave us much valuable information that we would have missed. Ask at the information centre before the ticket box for an English speaking guide. He told us to show our drivers licence and get in free because we are over 64. These gardens deserve their... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Before seeing this garden we only saw some small gardens that come with temples and shrines. This one is totally different, it is absolutely stunning. We had the luck to catch some autumn colouring already, but even without the garden offers a diversity of beauty. Don't forget to drink some tea at the nice tea house and don't (!) miss... More

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Beautiful gardens, grab a combo ticket and visit the castle as well (still under construction). Take the tourist loop bus and it will drop you right out the front of the gardens, also an easy walk from the Castle.

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went to Kanazawa to see this garden, and I'm so glad that we did, it was quite spectacular-can only hope that one day we get to see it in spring (can only imagine that it must be overwhelmingly beautiful then). From research I thought it would be jammed packed with people, but it wasn't. Plenty of room to enjoy... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a must see garden! Spacious, scenic and beautifully maintained, it has everything a Japanese garden demands. Would love to see it in all the seasons to appreciate the changing nature.

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