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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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We visited the garden on a rainy day as it was preparing for a typhoon expected to make landfall a few days later, so it was full of activity as incredibly old trees were being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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197 reviews 197 reviews
59 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the garden on a rainy day as it was preparing for a typhoon expected to make landfall a few days later, so it was full of activity as incredibly old trees were being tied down and protected. That alone was fascinating, something I had never before experienced. We visited in the company of a wonderful, free guide; a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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51 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

When we arrived, I was looking at the garden’s map. This place is big. Yet we were given only half an hour to cover this place. Well, we tried our best to cover as much ground as possible. There are small streams and ponds with lots of beautiful flowers and plants. Wish we have had more time. Nice place! Cheers!... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We spent a couple of hours at this beautiful garden. We arrived early and were able to avoid the tour groups. The tea house opened at 10am on the day we were there so we were able to take part in the first tea ceremony of the day which was a really cool experience, despite the language barrier.

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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The park is one of the 3 biggest Japanese Gardens in Japan so if you are close you should see it. The Museum of Traditional Crafts inside the park is also worth visiting. The sweets inside the park are a overpriced so if you feel like saving a buck it is better to wait. The park is well maintained and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

The garden is more like a park. It is quite large and perfect for moseying around the various paths. We were lucky enough to be there during the cherry blossom illumination, and that was spectacular. Give yourself maybe 2 hours if you like to mosey and look at everything!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The garden is beautiful and right next to the castle... You can spend half a day strolling through the paths of the garden and into the castle on the other side.

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New Delhi, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This large Japanese garden is located opposite the Kanazawa castle and can be easily reached by the loop tourist bus. The Garden itself can be covered in under 1 hour at a leisurely pace. The prominent trees and sights are well marked. You can across over to the castle after finishing here. A small 310 yen fee, must visit if... More 

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

this is a famous park and it costs money to enter. Japan though has numerous parks which although smaller are just as pretty, less busy and free. If you come to Kanazawa then it will be on your list of things to do but I wouldn't go all the way to Kanazawa just to visit.

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Leesburg, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful cherry blossoms that attracted throngs of people. I am not sure we even saw the entire area but we were strapped for time on our guided tour. I would love to come back and visit at leisure.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Being there at the height of the cherry blossom was never going to be quiet/peaceful, in the best of times this garden would be well attended. The Garden was lit up(free at night). There was so many young people, here in England I think youngsters would be doing something else instead of coming to see trees in bloom. A good... More 

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