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Gyokusen-en

8-3 Koshomachi, Kanazawa 920-0932, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-0181
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Beautiful, beautiful garden

This garden is below the castle walls. It was built in 1634 by the lord for his wife. The garden... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
ExiledDonkey
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
A hidden gem, best garden in Kanazawa

This was lovely. So tranquil and peaceful. There was only us and two others when we visited. Highly... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
shreevie
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norwich
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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8-3 Koshomachi, Kanazawa 920-0932, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 May 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

Thank ExiledDonkey
Reviewed 1 May 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
Reviewed 17 April 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.

Thank keswickian
Reviewed 5 March 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

Thank Morago22b
Reviewed 2 March 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

2  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 4 June 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
Reviewed 24 May 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

Thank Venere B
Reviewed 11 April 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

Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 7 November 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.

Thank 389davidh
Reviewed 26 September 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

Thank ibabich
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blackmons
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Response from Venere B | Reviewed this property |
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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