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Gyokusen-en

8-3 Koshomachi, Kanazawa 920-0932, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-0181
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Small but tranquil and also a beautiful tea ceremony

This is a much smaller garden, carefully laid out and just far enough off the beaten track to be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
couteaufin
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Chilled out

Beautifully landscaped, this garden is quiet and calming. Waterfalls and gently flowing streams... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2017
Teresa C
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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This 300-year-old garden has a tearoom that offers a serene setting for sipping green tea and eating sweet bean cakes.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tea ceremony” (9 reviews)
“small garden” (3 reviews)
“tea house” (3 reviews)
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8-3 Koshomachi, Kanazawa 920-0932, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-221-0181
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a much smaller garden, carefully laid out and just far enough off the beaten track to be quieter. A small tea house, so we also had a tea ceremony with all the bowl turning, and formal thanks, really lovely! The matcha (green tea)...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Beautifully landscaped, this garden is quiet and calming. Waterfalls and gently flowing streams feed the koi swimming around.

Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed May 7, 2017

This garden is below the castle walls. It was built in 1634 by the lord for his wife. The garden is beautiful, and is having reconstruction done to bring it back to its former glory, and to increase its size. Back to the original size....More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

This was lovely. So tranquil and peaceful. There was only us and two others when we visited. Highly recommended. Lots to see and a great chance to relax. Best garden in Kanazawa.

Thank shreevie
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Well worth a visit. A lovely peaceful place with an amazing garden attached to it. Although small, it had a different feel from the big gardens.

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Reviewed March 4, 2017

Such a splendid detour after Kanazawa Castle during Autumn Light-Up. Although the location is close to the road yet quiet, I enjoyed my stay in this garden hence I call an authentic garden. The ambiance, silence and the music makes the experience exquisite. A must-visit...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Very isolated and peaceful, but more expensive than other gardens that we have visited. There’s a privacy and serenity about the garden not found at the larger landscape/stroll gardens. We have visited many gardens in our 20 years of visits to Japan. This one, while...More

5  Thank hfot2
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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...More

Thank Tony K
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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...More

1  Thank Venere B
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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...More

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Don't worry, they are all really kind and they ask you first if you are confortable sitting on your knees, otherwise they provide you a small stool or let you seat with your legs crossed. I couldn't seat on my knees for the... More
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