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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cherry blossoms” (85 reviews)
“pine trees” (39 reviews)
“kanazawa castle” (98 reviews)
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1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-234-3800
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"cherry blossoms"
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"pine trees"
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"kanazawa castle"
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"every turn"
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"water features"
in 30 reviews
"beautiful park"
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"tea house"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The design of this garden is delicate. All plants and trees blend delicately. The autumn colors enhance the picture.

Thank dancing-freak
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately when we visited there was more than one meter snow. Nevertheless this is the must see spot in Kanazawa and the most beatyiful park I ever visited.

Thank Wolfgang80
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens, however I came at night for the night light show and when it was snowing which was pretty awesome. The gardens are huge, entrance is free. I recommend bringing a picnic basket during the day to sit back and enjoy the Japanese gardens....More

Thank rosebourke
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best time to visit this place is during spring or autumn; won’t recommend to visit this place during winter time as first, everything will be covered in snow so the garden would look like any garden. Second they charge for a fee even in winter...More

Thank RDJourney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the day I visited it was raining quite heavily and it was covered in snow, the gardens are still a beautiful place to visit!

Thank Tracey@3216
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heaps of falling snow and laying on the ground did not detract from the experience of the garden one bit. The peacefulness and beauty of the snow on the trees and ice on the ponds was breathtaking. A hot cup of tea at a small...More

Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really like the view, it is very calm and peaceful. The park is pretty big, i almost lost LOL. It feels like snow paradise, be careful when you walk. Some of the paths are covered with ice so a bit slippery. I don't think...More

Thank marcelia m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strolled around for a few hours whilst my 11 year old caught snowflakes and threw snowballs. Cold but wonderful. A winter wonderland and can imagine how it would look when the blossom is in bloom. An enchanting place.

Thank Troood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the biggest & most beautiful Japanese Garden. You should come ! This place is huge so you can enjoy strolling while admiring the garden.

Thank Ayu D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the oldest Japanese gardens- with famous pine trees, lakes and different flower gardens. It's winter when we visited it, so no flowers at all. It's not a big garden at all, so you can cover it with an hour or two.

Thank Cyn S
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LMCM111
23 July 2017|
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Response from kitsuko | Reviewed this property |
The Diamond Princess is the largest cruise ship that uses Kanazawa port at 115,000+ tons. Because of this I think it uses the Ohama Wharf and not the Tomizu Wharf, where the smaller cruise ships dock. Ohama is on the north... More
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k-existence
11 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.
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italycanada
10 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.
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