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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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Truly a delight on a hot day

The gardens are so lovely, than even if there are a ton of people you still feel like strolling around. The Japanese people are so clean and organized it is incredible how they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The gardens are so lovely, than even if there are a ton of people you still feel like strolling around. The Japanese people are so clean and organized it is incredible how they keep everything so nice. They are also so honest! Left my new iphone on a bench outside one of the stores and it was at the cashiers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Simply breathtaking, a treasure not to be missed. It has lovely little curio shops with exquisite wares that are not overly expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Despite damp weather this was stunning. Cherry blossom time and packed with local people on a day off to see the blossoms. Don't miss the children feeding the carp. Agree that a double ticket for the castle is well worth getting. Some great street snacks available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I visited the garden after seeing around the castle. There is a combo ticket for the Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden which gives you a bit of discount on entrance fees. If you have a plan to visit both places, it is worth a buy. When I visited this garden, there were so many people even though it was poring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited Kanazawa on a day trip from Nagoya during cherry blossom season. It was a windy chilly day but the sun was shining and crowds were out in droves. Kenrokuen is a simply stunning traditional Japanese Garden. Even on a crowded day it is possible to find your own pocket of tranquility to soak in the surroundings. Kenrokuen is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This garden was a delightful place to walk around. Plenty of greenery and Japanese people in traditional dress. A bit overrun with Tourists but was still enjoyable.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Kenrokuen Garden is said to be one of Japan's "Three Great Gardens". The garden is very spacious, with a great scenic view of Kanazawa city, as well as beautiful greenery. You can take the loop bus to the garden - all three routes stop at the entrance (which borders the bridge linking the garden to the Kanazawa castle). The garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were lucky to be in Kanazawa during a week where the Kenrokuen Garden opened during the night, the main spots illuminated. It was simply beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A garden with so many features and twists and turns. A map will help you get the best out of your visit.

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Raub District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have visited this garden three times. On my first visit, which was last year February, it was amazing. I've always wanted to visit Kenrokuen during winter time, when the trees in the garden was covered with heavy snow. On my second visit this year January, there was no snow on the trees, I was a little bit disappointed. Kenrokuen... More 

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