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Kenrokuen Garden

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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...more
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1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must see if you visit Kanazawa. The gardens are not very large so if you don’t want to spend more than 30 - 40 minutes that’s okay but the more you look the more you see the amazing details.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank NSMKMelbourne
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the bullet train from Tokyo to visit these gardens. Two older ladies visiting from New Zealand. We did not have to pay for entry as we senior citizens. What a magnificent few hours we had strolling through these gardens. The trees are magnificent. We...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous place to wander around. A lot of very old trees, various ponds, a tea house and gift shop. Lots to see. A delightful way to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hmt002
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to the garden on a September afternoon and the heat was a factor... could spend hours in a better weather.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tzachix
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots and lots to see here! predominantly trees, streams, bridges, ponds, moss and teahouses. Most of the trees have been shaped by humans we saw one being worked on by seven gardeners at once two in a boat. wide easy paths some steps plenty of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 90 minutes marvelling at the Garden and looking for shade. It’s a beautiful garden with a mix of water features and Japanese trees magnificently manicured. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank StephenR285
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the garden is probably one of the main reasons you came to Kanazawa and it won’t disappoint. It’s delightful to wander around so thoughtfully designed and meticulously maintained. Very relaxing!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Trinigasman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. A nice and zen place to see and relax. For only 310 Yen it’s a bargain.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ToniTijay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there around 4:30 pm just enough time to purchase ticket before they close. The garden is lush green and beautiful. We took loop bus from Kanazawa station it is very easy to get there and comeback without get lost... lol.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ASW22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving at Kanazawa Port on our 14 day Maasdam voyage encircling Japan, we first visited Shirakawago($200). Returning to the port at 4:30 PM, we took the free shuttle 6 km to the new bus terminal, then taxi($14) 3 km south to the Contemporary Art Museum....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gene R J
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Journey57698
May 25, 2019|
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Response from 355stevez | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure it is allowed. Saw many picnics going on.
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Annie T
March 7, 2019|
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Response from Joseph L | Reviewed this property |
We were there 3rd wk Feb & was just starting to bloom. Hopefully you are able to see full blossom by the time you are there. Perhaps you shd check online
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KatherineC1472
October 23, 2018|
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Response from GrantTaylor25 | Reviewed this property |
They had the lanterns in the garden when I went there this year in February but I don’t know if they have every year?
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