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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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1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

Like most gardens in Japan this one was also very well groomed. Just a pleasure to see the trimmed trees and walk in a relaxed place.

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews here, we were surprised by the ordinariness of these gardens. The “highlights” were nothing special, and we’ve seen much more beautiful gardens in other countries. Very disappointing....

Thank SZing
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tourists come to Kanazawa primarily for the garden, so this is a perfect starting point for touring and should not be missed.

Thank Josi S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This garden is absolutely breath taking. We spent a few hours in this garden while on our vacation in Japan and luckily it was not crowded. This was definitely a highlight for us while staying in Kanazawa because my boyfriend proposed marriage to me at...More

Thank Phyllis M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The garden is too big and I would recommend that you constantly keep yourself hydrated if in summer so you can enjoy the complete view. Some fountains were too small and boring. Overall worth the visit. Good place to click a lot of pictures.

Thank janani s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful garden, a must see in Kanazawa. Recommend the bus to get there, the one day pass for 500 yen makes getting around easy too. Many great photo ops too! Also get the combination ticket for the castle for 500 yen, saves money and is...More

Thank jeffreym2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the best thing we saw in Kanazawa. You need to pay (you can do a joint ticket for the garden and the - reconstructed - Kanazawa castle) but it is worth. Also not to miss is the villa inside the garden. It’s the...More

Thank Viridiana2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful garden with lots of different types of plants. You can just sit and relax under the trees and admire the scenery. There is also a large pond. There are a few entrances to the garden.

Thank NataliaTan2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This magnificent garden began as part of an outer garden of Kanazawa Castle in 1632. From the original Hisago Pond, the garden expanded up the hill and came to be known as “Kenrokuen” or “garden combining six,” referring to the six requirements for a garden—seclusion,...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the main reasons to visit Kanazawa is to spend time in this beautiful garden. It is so well kept and well designed. Despite the big crowds visiting, one can still find a piece of peaceful sorroundings to enjoy some quiet time for reflection

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July 23, 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
January 11, 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.
January 10, 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.