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Kenrokuen Garden

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Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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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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Beautiful gardens

Located right across from the castle, the gardens are not to be missed. The winding paths cross the canals built to take water from the river to the castle. Ancient trees are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located right across from the castle, the gardens are not to be missed. The winding paths cross the canals built to take water from the river to the castle. Ancient trees are propped up. There is a small lake and a cafe.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For those of you who "collect" Japanese gardens in your mind as a way of savoring a special way of ordering the natural world, you will love seeing this, one of Japan's best gardens, the "Garden of Six Qualities,"—hard to achieve because they have contradictory elements—spacious but also intimate and secluded, displaying a natural antiquity but also using artifice, with... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Warrants its reputation as one of Japan's best gardens. It was lovely in mid-May with irises in full bloom and a some azaleas still in bloom. Nicely laid out, lovely vistas from many parts of the garden.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely garden which I've now visited for the third time. The best time of year is spring (cherry blossoms), followed by late autumn (leaf colours) but even at the height of summer it is a beautiful, tranquil place. Highly recommended.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

... even at 7.30 in the morning with the pouring rain. We had the gardens to ourselves - after all who would at that time and in that weather! Beautifully and thoughtfully designed, using the typical restrained palette of plants. every turn was a lovely vista. Tea house worth a visit to maintain the serenity!

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

lost you in the alley, observe birds, fishes, and japanese in traditional wear. Take a rest and deeply breath, you are in one of the most beautiful garden

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Linz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Heavenly. Despite the many visitors but since most of them are Japanese and they are all so well mannered it is ok. We went there late afternoon, after 5pm it empties fast. Would have liked to try the tea ceremony but came too late.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every vista was tranquil and delightful. There were places to rest and sit enjoying the surrounds. If I lived here I would go every day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rated one of the best gardens in the country. I went in the summer which probably is one of the least exciting times to go, but was a nice break from the city and provided some shade from the hot sun. I can see how the gardens could look stunning in the spring with the blossoms and the fall with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it was nice to walk through but I'm not sure why it is one of the best in Japan. prehaps it is the wrong season for the best views. They hsve a light show afvertised but not on days we were here.

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