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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...more
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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 there on a nice day.