We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kenrokuen Garden

Open Now: 08:00 - 17:00
Open today: 08:00 - 17:00
Book In Advance
All photos (5,822)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cherry blossoms”(103 reviews)
“pine trees”(45 reviews)
“kanazawa castle”(120 reviews)
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...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
See all hours
1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-234-3800
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Kenrokuen Garden
from US$81.03
More Info
from US$208.37
More Info
from US$693.33
More Info
Reviews (5,104)
Filter reviews
1,730 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews cherry blossoms pine trees kanazawa castle full bloom water features every turn tea house sakura season beautiful park couple of hours walk around entrance fee edo period ice cream winter spring japan
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,730 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Surround yourself with tall trees, perhaps find a spot next to one of the ponds, bring a book, and enjoy the surroundings. Its not the largest garden but its still very pretty.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jeremyt24k
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting a garden in winter can seem like the wrong time to visit and I have no doubt the spring here is beautiful but I don’t believe it is any less magical The grounds are impeccable, beautiful and serine The paths throughout provide unique and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bill_Susan_5662
Reviewed 5 days ago

after spending almost 2 hours in this garden in a snowless morning in winter, the questions I had in my mind was "how much more beautiful can it be in other seasons! given it's already so stunning beautiful in winter without snow." My absolute respect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gnaixwh
Reviewed 6 days ago

This garden is beautiful and can be enjoyed year round. We stayed only for a little while since the weather was not very nice, however we enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank misskennel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful garden (even in winter) - take your time to look at the various areas, ponds and the views to the surrounding areas. Peaceful and lovely

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AmazingGracie17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve visited all 3 of the great gardens and this has to be the best and is great in any season. But the real prize on this occasion was that after our visit, it started to snow, so of course we went back. The next...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank bariloche48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to this "strolling style" landscape garden, typical of the Edo period, at about 9.30 and it was still relatively quiet and peaceful. Originally the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle situated across the river, this is one of the most famous gardens in Japan...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bella c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Kenrokuen Garden in the middle of winter. I was expecting a bleak and drab experience as the day was grey and nothing was blooming. However, this garden is meticulously maintained and you can't help but have a little feeling of zen as you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AwayintheHills
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Kenrokuen Garden in November when the autumn foliage was partially on display. Some of the reds and oranges were spectacular! It's a nice way to while away a morning or afternoon and is definitely one of Kanazawa's highlights. Pay at the kiosk at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank dwfr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our morning in these hand manicured gardens, yes hand manicured! As we walked around we witnessed dozens of gardeners hand plucking weeds from the moss beds, raking leaves carefully away from a path. We learned that when you approach the ponds full of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 113 nearby hotels
Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku
409 reviews
.34 miles away
Kikunoya Inn
28 reviews
.42 miles away
KKR Hotel Kanazawa
103 reviews
.43 miles away
Ryokan Nakamura
3 reviews
.43 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,017 nearby restaurants
Restaurant & Inn AT SUSHI
34 reviews
.17 miles away
Kanazawa Gyokusentei
27 reviews
.09 miles away
Kenrokuen Miyoshian
29 reviews
.10 miles away
42 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 471 nearby attractions
Seisonkaku Villa
176 reviews
.16 miles away
Kanazawa Castle
1,919 reviews
.23 miles away
Gyokusen-immaru Garden
125 reviews
.35 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
24 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from GrantTaylor25 | Reviewed this property |
They had the lanterns in the garden when I went there this year in February but I don’t know if they have every year?
10 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from GrantTaylor25 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is difficult and not necessary unless you are in a wheelchair or such. The park and castle are well served by public transport and once you are there it is great walking around the park and castle and art museum.
16 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 19 answers
Response from BobandDenise1979 | Reviewed this property |
The time it takes to stroll around the garden will vary depending primarily on your interest in appreciating the features of the garden and the weather. I would suggest a minimum of one hour. I could easily spend four hours... More