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Kenrokuen Garden

1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-234-3800
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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 ingenuity, water and scenic views.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-234-3800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank iamTotoro
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice garden with beautiful ponds and streams. Situated right next door to Kanazawa Castle, it's an easy walk. Go early or late to beat the heat. Bring an umbie just in case of late afternoon showers.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank ChipBoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank THChristopher
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank lespes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank AlexiaPR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is so beautiful and well maintained as are most things in Japan. A tranquil paradise. A must visit during Kanazawa trip.

Thank Amit_Mittal66
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Marion D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This garden was beautiful, definitely what you would consider a Japanese garden. We seen a lot of women dressed in kimonos which as a tourist was pretty cool to see. We found out you can rent them close by but we never did that

1  Thank MnMDK
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12 January 2017|
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Response from imbidders | Reviewed this property |
Nope no bikes allowed. But you can park your bicycle outside the garden. But the town itself is walkable.
11 January 2017|
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Response from miniscot | Reviewed this property |
I didn't know the answer but I see someone else has replied with that. However, if you have the choice, get there early. It was very busy when we visited mid morning and hard to experience the tranquility. Have a nice time.
27 June 2016|
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Response from antonyhawkings | Reviewed this property |
Yes four hours would be enough time.