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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%
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1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-234-3800
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely beautiful, stunning, majestic, incredible. A beautiful walk through the loveliest garden in Japan. A must see when in Kanazawa.

Thank Bakeasaurus
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a walking tour guide, who showed us all the sights in Kanazawa, due to our limited time. She started in Kenrokuen Gardens. They are spectacular at any time (we saw them in summer), but I expect cherry blossom, azaleas,...More

Thank Graham H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This garden was a half mile walk from the hotel. Well worth seeing especially at night when the trees are reflected in the many ponds and cunningly-floodlit. A very popular trysting place too and you might even get the odd firefly if you're lucky. The...More

Thank couteaufin
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the three proudest garden is Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa. Must see four season's beauty. It is located next to Kanazawa Castle because it used to be a samurai's garden. Spring: sakura cherry blossom blooming so beauty. Summer: green scenery with moss growing Autumn:...More

Thank shopping74
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came to Kanazawa to see the garden and it did not disappoint. While we walked with our pram deeper into the garden, I fell more in love with the manicured trees, shrubs, flowers and peacefulness. We visited on a late weekday afternoon so it...More

Thank TY_CL
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited kenrokuen Garden in end March. There was not much to see as it was still too early for cherry Blossom while places like Tokyo was experiencing full bloom. Took a 3 hrs 45min train ride from takayama to Kanazawa station. Change to a local...More

Thank AnnaSui2013
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This beautiful garden was my best reason to visit Kanazawa. I love Japanese themed garden, but there is no zen garden in place. Easy to reach from the Kanazawa central station since there are 3 bus lines for tourists to enjoy the city. They have...More

Thank Perseus2324
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I could have sat by the pond watching the carp all day, this garden is truly a relaxing place where you just forget about the hustle and bustle of the outside world.

Thank Gabriella M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Even with many tourist to have to walk around - the gardens were peaceful and quite . Definitely visit the arts and crafts museum

Thank marytaylorb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was supposed to be top 3 of japan. Altough the garden is nice its not that great. Mostly flowers, little water and boring fountain. Good for spending an hour. Entry fee 310

Thank jeroenvandervelden
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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
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.
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italycanada
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.
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