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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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Gorgeous Garden

The is one of the nicest gardens I have ever visited and is one of the top thee gardens in Japan - and rightly so. It is huge so we spent almost two hours wandering round this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The is one of the nicest gardens I have ever visited and is one of the top thee gardens in Japan - and rightly so. It is huge so we spent almost two hours wandering round this exquisite garden. There are so many things to see .... Waterfalls, ponds, statues, trees and lovely flowers - and if you get tired... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous Garden, if you are there for Cherry Blossoms the night light up is a must. One of my favourite gardens to date in Japan.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

apparently ..... its nice with lovely views towards the distant mountains, great cherry blossom viewing, lovely and carefully crafted water features but at the end of the day it is a crowded, public park - albeit a very nice one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Kenrokuen has been called one of the three top gardens in Japan. It was formerly part of the Kanazawa CAstle grounds, and is now open for all. There is an admittance fee, except for one day per week. Senior admittance is free with identification. It is designed as a typical landscape garden of the Edo period, with the six elements... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The garden is amazing. The ponds and an moss lawns are exquisite. The walk up to park pass the city castle are breathtaking. This is a do not miss in Kawazawa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is one of the most well kept parks/garden I've experienced. It's like looking at an ancient Bonsai tree except this is a whole garden of the same level of incredible craftmanship. When I visited the park was well visited but you were still able to enjoy the calmness of the site. In total I think I strolled for about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful traditional garden featuring several ponds. It was massive, divided up into sections. Loved the way the trees were supported to ensure they are always ready for photos. Many spots for amazing pictures. Do recommend against going in summer as there is not much undercover. The heat and crowd will ruin the fun. Get tickets simultaneously for both the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

lovley place, gardens are unreal. Trees are amazing. There are toilets and places to eat along the way. The castle is very close to gardens easy to walk and free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I liked this garden more than the Okayama landscape garden. It was snowing when i was in Kanazawa. That only helped to make the place more beautiful. You can stroll along the paths even with lots of people and feel like you are in nature and Japan. It's right across from the partial ruins of Kanazawa castle and both are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

i really liked this garden though i wished that i had more time to spend here. it has a very zen like atmosphere despite the number of people that were at the garden. at night there is also a light up and the place looks rather magical. a nice break from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

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