Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa: Hours, Address, Kenrokuen Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Kenrokuen Garden
4.5
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 17:00
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
About
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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Peter P
Medina-Sidonia, Spain21 contributions
Kanazawa experience
Apr 2021
Must be one of the best parks in Japan. Super. Visit the huge Castle grounds
of the Maeda Clan in the Park as well.
Written 5 April 2021
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Jess N.
Japan13 contributions
Vast garden with gentle slopes and awesome views
Dec 2020
Prepare to walk uphill, downhill, through rocks, wood, and uneven ground. I mention this for parents with strollers or elderly people who have trouble walking.

Nevertheless, there are plenty of spaces to stop, sit, relax, and admire the view of this beautiful garden. There are various entrance on either sides of the garden. There is also a teahouse and souvenir shop so you can catch your breath and drink some tea or peruse the knickknacks.

Admission is 320 for adults, 100 for 6-17 year olds, and free for babies or people 65 years old and above. Prepare to spend at least two hours walking around and taking pictures.
Written 17 March 2021
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CVDP158
Gold Coast, Australia66 contributions
Favourite Destination by Far
Nov 2020 • Friends
Absolutely loved Kenrokuen! One of my favourite spots in my entire trip. Beautiful garden with so many scenic spots that I fell in love with. Visiting in autumn was perfect. Would 100% braving the bus system to visit if you’re in Kanazawa!
Written 9 January 2021
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Rockeee
Farnborough86 contributions
Stunning autumn colours in late November
Feb 2020
We visited during November 2019 to catch the extraordinary autumn colours, which were breathtaking, especially with the reflections in the water. Every vista was a photo opportunity. Many of the trees were pruned to show off their beauty. We visited 3 times during our stay - early in the morning was best to beat any queues. Definitely recommended.
Written 8 January 2021
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Thious
Shirakawa-mura, Japan70 contributions
Must see in Kanazawa
Sep 2020
Some might say that most Japanese garden look alike, go and tell it to then man who has seen Kenroku-en
Written 21 September 2020
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1,931 contributions
An absolute must if its a nice day
Oct 2019
Beautifully laid-out, superbly maintained, spotlessly neat & clean. Fab photo opportunities abounded. Lots of people but with a modicum of patience, a gap for your Shot appeared.

Vast majority were very aware of others Photo intentions, since they had ambitions along similar lines themselves. It really showed.

Delightful spot for a leisurely stroll in the sunshine.
Written 12 September 2020
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Toru O
Setagaya, Japan1,358 contributions
Beautiful garden near the castle
Sep 2020
The garden is located up a hill from across the 21st Century Museum. It is pretty big and has a beautiful pond that's worth viewing. You can get a better view during late March through mid April when the sakuras are in bloom. The autumn leaves are also something worth checking out.
Written 10 September 2020
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renpen21
Halifax, UK88 contributions
Most beautiful place I’ve ever been.
Jun 2020
My title says it all, most beautiful place I’ve ever been, was lucky to go with work on a recent trip to Japan. Already planning a trip back over with family and taking in Kanazawa to show them the Gardens.
Written 9 June 2020
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Thumbelina2
London, UK1,319 contributions
So so garden
Oct 2019
I preferred the Suizenji Jojuen garden in Kumamoto. But it was a grey day which probably impacted on the views.
Written 5 June 2020
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Geoff B
Sydney, Australia203 contributions
Just what the reports say.....was fantastic.
Mar 2020
Was a 2nd visit, as our 1st time they had the pond empty (yearly maintenance - pick your visit's timing). This time it was a perfect sunny day, cool and clear skies. Fantastic all-round gardens from ponds at the top to walking down the hill thru the trees etc.
Written 3 April 2020
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