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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 68 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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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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los angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was a highlight of my trip to Japan, in fact much of why I made this day trip to Kanazawa was to see this legendary garden and it didn't disappoint. Don't miss this!

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London
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you go you have to have the tea served in the tea house overlooking the little pond by the south entrance. You will fond yourself oohing and aahing all the way around the park as it's so beautiful

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Mont-de-Marsan, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is another one of the fantastic gardens you will find all over Japan. In the Japan travel guide they speak of it as number three in Japan, but I would say, this ranking is really arbitrarily. Admission fee is 300 yen, it opens at 7 am. If you - during summer - go there at 5 o`clock in the... More

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Cessnock, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fantastic garden set over 11 hectares. A must see to anyone visiting the region. As an Australian my idea of a garden was very different to what I ended up seeing; as opposed to hectares of flowers I was met with moss and native Japanese plants. This wasn't a necessarily a bad thing, it was great to have my perspective... More

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Tel Aviv
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Kenrokuen Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan. It is worth visiting Kanazawa just for seeing it. We visitid it in April when cherry blossoms, but I would be happy to see at every season. The paths are beautiful ,it never gets boring. We also saw Seisonkaku Villa, but we were more impressed by the garden.

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New York City, New York
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went on a tour here and learn much from our guide. The garden is stunning and if you can get a guide you will get some much more from it as there is lots of stories and symbolism mixed throughout. I love how they create stands to support the branches of trees. There used to be a time when... More

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was raining when we visited Kenroku-en garden. Notwithstanding the bad weather, the visit to this garden was a memorable one. It is considered one of the three top gardens of Japan and it didn't disappoint. If you have any interest at all in Japanese gardens, you have to go there. We went in Early April which is probably one... More

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cheshire
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A beautiful, serene and relaxing place. I loved the irises and the reflections in the water. A must when visiting Kanazawa.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have been to a number of gardens in Japan and it is no lie this is in the top three. This is very different from other gardens as Kenrokuen is huge! I loved the gnarled pine trees and the tea houses that seemed to float on the ponds. I spent about two hours here and I easily could have... More

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