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Address: 8-3 Koshomachi, Kanazawa 920-0932, Ishikawa Prefecture
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This 300-year-old garden has a tearoom that offers a serene setting for...

This 300-year-old garden has a tearoom that offers a serene setting for sipping green tea and eating sweet bean cakes.

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A quiet, off-the-tourist-route, garden with few visitors

Very isolated and peaceful, but more expensive than other gardens that we have visited. There’s a privacy and serenity about the garden not found at the larger landscape/stroll... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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lake district
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. A lovely peaceful place with an amazing garden attached to it. Although small, it had a different feel from the big gardens.

1 Thank keswickian
Mazo, Spain
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Such a splendid detour after Kanazawa Castle during Autumn Light-Up. Although the location is close to the road yet quiet, I enjoyed my stay in this garden hence I call an authentic garden. The ambiance, silence and the music makes the experience exquisite. A must-visit when in Kanazawa.

Thank Morago22b
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576 reviews
381 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 722 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Very isolated and peaceful, but more expensive than other gardens that we have visited. There’s a privacy and serenity about the garden not found at the larger landscape/stroll gardens. We have visited many gardens in our 20 years of visits to Japan. This one, while quiet and lovely, did not seem to us to be worth the relatively high price... More 

1 Thank hfot2
Newcastle, Australia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Well we made the mistake of trusting the ticket man at the gate and asking him whether this was the main gardens in Kanazawa. We even showed him the spelling in the book he nodded. I'm walking around and saying to myself that I can't believe that this is in the top 3 gardens in Japan. It's not and it... More 

Thank Tony K
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

If you're visiting Kanazawa don't forget to visit this stunning, small garden located just next the Kenrokuen. I think this is one of the places I loved the most during my holiday in Japan, it has a unique atmosphere, peaceful and silent and it's perfectly maintained. I really recommend you to book in advance at umejo3@hotmail.com and reserve a tea... More 

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660 reviews
325 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a classic Japanese garden with a tea house. We did not have reservations and were unable to go into the teahouse. We enjoyed walking the various paths through the garden. This was a very quiet and peaceful spot. The only negative was the 700 yen admission fee.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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89 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Everybody goes to Kanazawa for the Kenrokuen Garden - which is beautiful - but do not overlook this small garden. It is exquisite, beautifully maintained, and offers a tea ceremony opportunity.

Thank 389davidh
Ramat Gan, Israel
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

It was on our way from castle to train station when we stumbled on this small and absolutely beautiful place. It's free and very well kept. See it of you on Kanazawa

Thank ibabich
Odense, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We were able to participate in a tea ceremony at Gyokusen-en Garden. It was a great experience and the two ladies who hosted it were so sweet and welcoming, and spoke fluently engish. Would definitely recommend! The garden itself is beautiful and definitily worth a visit even if not attending the tea ceremony.

3 Thank Morten J
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Beautiful garden, wonderful family, incredible tea ceremony. Plus fireflies in the garden during the night!

Thank khiniil76

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