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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
+81 76-234-3800
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Reviewed yesterday

With so many beautiful old conifers & autumn splendour everywhere we just walked in awe around these gardens. The supports were being put in place to protect the branches during the snow season - very interesting. The "lawns" were being hand weeded & all in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noel D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was raining for days when I visited. It was not snowing and just right at the end of autumn and beginning of winter. I supposed this place will be beautiful when it starts snowing and when the Sakura flowers starts snowing. Don’t visit right...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KLeongV
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited in October and the place was packed. Regardless, we could stroll through the gardens. They are beautiful and well kept. There are great photo spots and places to sit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Someone said this garden is top 10 of the best gardens in Japan. I visit this place at winter so not to crowd in here but cold (recommend to bring a coat). the atmosphere is very quiet. I spend 2 hours to walk around this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank agasnymous
Reviewed 6 days ago

Like several other reviewers, we had been told this garden would be a highlight of our trip, but we left disappointed. I suspect that it may be more beautiful at other times of the year (we were there in October). It was also very busy....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank WeeBets
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably Kanazawa's #1 attraction along with the castle, beautifully kept gardens that retains a spacious feel even with other visitors around. Water features, sculptures and a lovely place to stroll around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 22_L_C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is very colorful and quiet. The combination of the trees and the eater and the stones are very nice You can wander around if you have enough time

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HTamari
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our trip in Kanazawa. The garden is beautiful, peaceful and very well kept. When walking through it one starts to appreciate the simplicity of the Japanese gardens compared to the European parks. There is also a historic tea house where...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Kanazawa for a day and this was one of the three sites we visited. The garden was very nice and worthwhile seeing. The other was the castle and the other was Omicho market. The soba at the restaurant in the garden was very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joelu761
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a keen gardener I was really looking forward visiting but it was a little disappointing. At least as an over 65 year old entry was free!

Date of experience: November 2018
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24 October 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline M | Reviewed this property |
Just a Facebook entry for 1-19 Feb 2019. Recommend doing a search as I was unable to post the Facebook link
10 October 2018|
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Response from GrantTaylor25 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is difficult and not necessary unless you are in a wheelchair or such. The park and castle are well served by public transport and once you are there it is great walking around the park and castle and art museum.
17 August 2018|
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Response from BobandDenise1979 | Reviewed this property |
The time it takes to stroll around the garden will vary depending primarily on your interest in appreciating the features of the garden and the weather. I would suggest a minimum of one hour. I could easily spend four hours... More