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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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Must see. This is an excellent example of a traditional Japanese garden, but on a huge scale. We booked a tour guide to explain interesting parts, very nice!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Must see. This is an excellent example of a traditional Japanese garden, but on a huge scale. We booked a tour guide to explain interesting parts, very nice!

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Ashbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful garden to wander through and enjoy. A must if visiting Kanazawa. Plenty of different areas to explore and just sit and enjoy. Some areas are busier than others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most famous gardens in Japan. Beautifully laid out and with lots of hidden corners and little bridges it is the central attraction of this beautiful city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Go when you aren't in a rush ... beautiful garden just to walk slowly in and contemplate how fortunate you are to have found your way to Kanazawa and to Kenrokuen. Then visit Kanazawa Castle just across the way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you in Kinazawa this is must see place. Very nice garden. Not worth to travel to see it. Recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I live in Tokyo and have traveled a few places in Japan. This garden really is at the top pf the list. Not so big as to be overwhelming and very beautiful. This is a must see in Kanazawa.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Rated as one of the best 3 gardens in Japan, made it a must visit for us. Took the wonderful Kanazawa Loop bus which dropped us off right outside. This is probably the best Japanese garden we've seen and its easy to spend a couple of hours wandering. There is so much to see here, but a definite must see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

When we arrived it was pouring rain and I had no umbrella. I loved it! The garden is so beautiful and my only reget was that I couldn't take pictures with such heavy rain. I liked it so much I came back the next day, and got to see it when the weather was clear as well. There is a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to this garden after reading about it. A pleasant surprise awaited us. When we were at the ticket booth, we were told it was free for us, above 55 years old! The garden was very green, with a variety of trees and shrubs, some trained into various shapes. My disappointment was not seeing many flowers - either they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Amazing japanese park in the middle of the city. Can be packed during weekends and Golden week . Check if there is a evening illumination - worth a visit

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Address: Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-234-3800
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Ishikawa Prefecture  >  Kanazawa

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