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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 65 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Spend a good hour wandering and relaxing in this garden. It fulfils the requirements of what makes a traiditinal Japanese garden and has plenty of water, trees and serenity. Despite it being one of the top three gardens in Japan there are plenty of places to spend a few minutes relaxing and looking at the beauty of this place. The... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

A gorgeous garden in the city. You can enjoy a long walk surrounded by nature, sculptures and few places to grab a snack too! The fee is ¥300 (~US $3.00). The have maps in Japanese, and also in English.

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Northern Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We hit just the time of year when there were there no flowers. Despite that the gardens were gorgeous. This is a classic Japanese garden. The trees were trained to take on graceful, awesome shapes over beautiful ponds. The garden Is very peaceful, extremely clean and a delight to experience. Seniors are free.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The garden is beautiful with unique landscaping and we spent about 2-3 hours at the garden. You may wish to combine the visit to the garden with the nearby Kanazawa castle park for a half day tour of Kanazawa.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A Japanese garden with a beautiful scenery. Take a stroll to see all its got to offer. From beautiful pond and tea house and quite close to the Castle.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Must go if you are in Kanazawa, its relax and beautiful on any season I guess. It is not the most beautiful time when we visited (summer) but still more then we expected.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fascinating to see a Japanese Garden so carefully made and cared for. The trees are trimmed to perfection and so different from the American gardens and parks. From the smallest flowers to the towering trees and the care to have a human design in the trees. It's a very pleasant garden in all ways.

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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Kenrokuen is a strolling garden typical of gardens in the Edo period.It was originally the outer garden of the Kanazawa castle, which is now across the street. It was redone several times but in the 1700's and 1800's there were various additions (waterfall, tea house,winding streams and stone bridges) the very things that make it such a beautiful place to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a beautiful landscape garden with matured trees and some varieties of plum trees. The landscape is awesome. Entrance fees Yen310 per person. So clean and fresh air in the morning. Good for a nice walk. Rated as the 3rd most beautiful landscape garden in Japan.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A visit to Kanazawa without going to Kenrokuen would be a disappointment. One of the most beautiful gardens in Japan it is centrally located near most hotels. Changing with the seasons, whether cherry blossoms in Spring or maples in Autumn it a most peaceful setting offering a quiet refuge for contemplation and beautiful vistas. You must visit.

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