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Kenrokuen Garden

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Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-234-3800
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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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Kenrokuen garden

This is a place nature lovers should not miss. It is huge, spotless, well looked after and beautiful. It can take time to see the whole garden but it is so worth it. Next to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a place nature lovers should not miss. It is huge, spotless, well looked after and beautiful. It can take time to see the whole garden but it is so worth it. Next to this garden is the Kanazawa castle, so you can go and visit both the same day. But be prepared to walk a fair amount.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This why we visited Kanazawa and it was worth the travel! Absolutely stunning Garden. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore as Gardens are huge!

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited during light up event, free entry. Is cool coz winter raining. Since is free event, and open during off hours, limited area open for public. My time at Kanazawa are limited, so I didnt came back during daytime, but still I think night scene here are more beautiful.

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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took cabs to the Kenrokuen Garden and Castle. We got the 2-1 ticket that allowed entry into both attractions. The gardens are impressive as advertised. There is also a great view over the city. We had many photo opportunities on this striking sunny day and we got a few good ones in front of the famed 2 legged lantern.... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the garden in January after there had been heavy snowfall and this added to the beauty of the garden! There is so much to see and you could spend all day here relaxing! There are many different areas to see including lakes and Japan's oldest fountain! Gift shop, drinks machines and also an ice cream machine are available.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is typical landscape garden of the Edo period . Combining the six attributes of a perfect landscape garden: spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, antiquity, watercourses and panoramas.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kanazawa used to be a hard to access place from Tokyo but the new bullet train opened in March 2015 and now you can go from Tokyo in 3 hours. This meticulously maintained Japanese garden is a Must see place in Kanazawa. It is beautiful throughout the year. There is another popular place; Kanazawa castle right next to this garden.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to Kanazawa and not see Kenrouken is like going to Agra,India and not seeing the Taj Mahal...beautiful Japanese style garden...big, well maintained with lots of character...it truly is one of the best gardens in Japan... close to the Kanazawa palace which is just across the bridge, very easy to get to on the hop on hop off bus of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is well maintained and the winter scenery is so beautiful. It makes me want to come back in a different season to see what it looks like. We went for the free English guided tour that started at the information counter at the Ishikawa-mon gate. It took about 55min, as it included some time at Kanazawa Castle Park.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful garden, perfect example of how the Japanese care for nature. Serene experience, highly recommend.

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