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Kenrokuen Garden

Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-234-3800
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Ranked #1 of 68 Attractions in Kanazawa
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This beautiful park contains one of the top three celebrated gardens in Japan. The name Kenrokuen...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & 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”, referring to the six attributes all gardens should have: seclusion, antiquity, spaciousness, human ingenuity, water and scenic views.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Really nice to just meander around and enjoy the beauty of the garden. Lots of pretty parts and some great photos. However, one of the teahouse ladies can be quite gruff - she was upset that my husband's trousers were touching the ground and fairly rude in her insistence that he roll up his trouser legs. A bit of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I tripped around Japan in April for 2 weeks just in time to see the cherry blossoms bloom! It was beautiful and I was just so lucky to have come at the right time of the year. The parks were beautiful and even travelling on the train was awesome cause you get to see the beautiful scenery when the sun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I actually live in Kanazawa and have visited Kenrokuen all throughout the year, and no matter the time of year, it's a beautiful visit. My most recent visit was in winter, so all the trees had Yukizuri, which are like branch support ropes that are beautiful in the snow. This place is a must see no matter what time of... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The best time to see this garden are winter and spring . From lush green through to a snow cover, the two seasons couldn't be further apart but the beauty of both is extraordinary . I have made it both seasons and loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

As you can imagine at New Year it was really busy, with shouting tour guides breaking up the peace a bit. However was lovely and I would imagine only more so in the spring. Nice to go for a wander round. Oldest fountain in Japan is there too!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is one of the most famous garden in Japan. You can see the typical Japanese garden in here. It is a very big place, so I suggest preserving 3 hours or so for here. I visit kenrokuen in autumn, maple leaves scatter over all the garden. It is a breathtaking scenery. Compared to other city, kanazawa and kenrokuen have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've visit there in early of March 2014. There is a heavy snow fall in the morning and that make the garden is very beautiful.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This used to be a private "garden" and has turned into a public "park", it's original designed considered six major attributes to create this grand garden - spaciousness, artistic merit, majesty, abundant water, extensive views, and seclusion. The intrigue design utilized man-made lakes, huge old pine trees, curvy path, to create a surreal experience of paradise on earth. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Busy but beautiful Japanese garden you must see for yourself. Lots of different landscapes to be inspired by and the way the trees are protected from heavy winter snow is remarkable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We had gone in mid November to see koyo! But, we were a bit disappointed as the colours had come in only partly. The garden is typical Japanese garden as we had seen earlier.

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