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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Considering this is a “top 3 in Japan” garden, I expected a lot more. Quite boring stroll with a very unnatural feeling in the entire landscape. Getting there on a crowded commute always makes it even worse of course. I’ve seen better “Japanese Gardens” outside...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in Kanazawa on a cruise ship and got the cruise shuttle to the station. From there we were directed to the 'Loop" bus stop where we could get to the gardens on the left loop bus. A day pass costs 500JPY or 200...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Justifiably classified as one of Japan's “three most beautiful landscape gardens." The spacious strolling-style landscape & grounds used to be the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was slightly afraid that these gardens might not live up to their "most beautiful" billing, but fear not! The grounds are extensive and gorgeous. We went twice in a couple of days -- first about an hour before closing (pretty much had the place...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled to Kanazawa specifically to visit Kenrokuen Garden and it did not disappoint. When I was there, there were a few areas under construction, but that did not diminish the garden as a whole. Having been to Kanazawa once, I wish that I had...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to be one of the more manicured gardens in Japan. All the city's tourist transport take you here. When we visited in early summer the greenery was very beautiful, and in the winter it is even more enchanting.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This garden lived up to its claim to be one of the three top gardens in Japan. Located closed to the city centre. Easy reached using the ultra efficient Hokutetsu Bus One Day Pass - great value. Whilst we visited in July (rainy season) the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place and free guided tour was amazing. Inexpensive 2 day pass - worth every penny. Castle and gardens are beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are beautiful and worth the time to walk around there are plenty of photographic opportunities.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A highlite of Japanese gardens. In late June, nothing is blooming and color doesn't exhist. However, the structure of the whole garden is the star. Given this is the rainy season, the mosses are the star.

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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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