If ever in Japan, allocate time to Kanazawa, even a few hours just to see the gardens. Especially after the craziness of Tokyo, this place was soothing, relaxing, and utterly beautiful.
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Nice and big garden, beautiful when sakura is fully bloomed but very crowded as this place is popular during spring. Next to Kanazawa castle and Sunday market.
The garden is well-maintained, with a section that provides a view of Kanazawa. The most breath-taking view is that of the trees reflected off the calm waters, showing a near-perfect symmetry.
Seeing a garden like this is what makes a trip to Japan memorable. It was amazing to see workers picking miniscule weeds out of the ground or trimming an already perfectly looking tree to even greater perfection
These are stunningly beautiful gardens. Very green. You could spend hours here. Unfortunately on the day we went it was very hot so being outside was hard work. We had tea in the tea house and were surprised to be part of a tea ceremony....More
Loved these gardens, just make sure you are well protected and hydrated in summer time because it gets very hot here. The lakes and ponds are stunning and really well kept and you can check out the natural fountain. Make sure you spare a couple...More
We were staying at the Kanazawa Tokyu hotel and from here it was a very simple, fairly flat walk to the garden (around 15 minutes) - the gardens are extensive, there were many groups being shown around, people wearing traditional Japanese costume - sometimes it...More