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Address: 8-3 Kosho-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 76-221-0181

This 300-year-old garden has a tearoom that offers a serene setting for...

This 300-year-old garden has a tearoom that offers a serene setting for sipping green tea and eating sweet bean cakes.

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Top 3 gardens in Japan?

Well we made the mistake of trusting the ticket man at the gate and asking him whether this was the main gardens in Kanazawa. We even showed him the spelling in the book he... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 4, 2016
Tony K
Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

Well we made the mistake of trusting the ticket man at the gate and asking him whether this was the main gardens in Kanazawa. We even showed him the spelling in the book he nodded. I'm walking around and saying to myself that I can't believe that this is in the top 3 gardens in Japan. It's not and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

If you're visiting Kanazawa don't forget to visit this stunning, small garden located just next the Kenrokuen. I think this is one of the places I loved the most during my holiday in Japan, it has a unique atmosphere, peaceful and silent and it's perfectly maintained. I really recommend you to book in advance at umejo3@hotmail.com and reserve a tea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is a classic Japanese garden with a tea house. We did not have reservations and were unable to go into the teahouse. We enjoyed walking the various paths through the garden. This was a very quiet and peaceful spot. The only negative was the 700 yen admission fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

Everybody goes to Kanazawa for the Kenrokuen Garden - which is beautiful - but do not overlook this small garden. It is exquisite, beautifully maintained, and offers a tea ceremony opportunity.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

It was on our way from castle to train station when we stumbled on this small and absolutely beautiful place. It's free and very well kept. See it of you on Kanazawa

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Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were able to participate in a tea ceremony at Gyokusen-en Garden. It was a great experience and the two ladies who hosted it were so sweet and welcoming, and spoke fluently engish. Would definitely recommend! The garden itself is beautiful and definitily worth a visit even if not attending the tea ceremony.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Beautiful garden, wonderful family, incredible tea ceremony. Plus fireflies in the garden during the night!

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

You should really go for their tea ceremony! We wanted to enjoy and experience a tea ceremony in Japan. We did not know where to do this. We then decided to come to this place and it was a perfect decision! We were the only guests at this time and really andjoyed the nice atmosphere of the garden that we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

We had a lovely tea ceremony at Gyokusen-en, just me and my husband and our host. She walked us through the appropriate expressions and actions and afterwards explained the symbolic significance of each item and step and answered all our questions. It was a highlight of our trip!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

This garden is very nice. Green in Spring, Colorful in Summer, Red in Autumn, and White in Winter. All different~ would like to see more...

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