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Don't miss the tea ceremony

This was a lovely garden which we saw on the way to the castle. The tea ceremony was beautifully... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Josi S
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London, United Kingdom
Must-try!

This is our first Michelin-star Japanese food and the bar is set pretty high. I don’t know exactly... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
jution
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a lovely garden which we saw on the way to the castle. The tea ceremony was beautifully done, and the cake they gave you was delicious. The rest was welcome as tourists have to do so much walking!

Thank Josi S
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

This is our first Michelin-star Japanese food and the bar is set pretty high. I don’t know exactly what we ate sometimes but they all tasted good. Service was also superb albeit English is minimal. But it’s not an issue at all. It’s got its...More

Thank jution
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Not only is the garden gorgeous but so is the rest house. (And the toilets opposite) . The staff in the rest stop are delightful, very friendly and very informative. The view of the garden from the rest house is just lovely. You are able...More

Thank brobi41
Reviewed March 12, 2018

We passed through the Garden on our trip from the Omaya Shrine to the Kanazawa Castle. This Garden was originally the private garden of the Maeda. Although small, it is beautifully arranged with ponds and a hillside. We were provided with a nice talk, in...More

1  Thank Peeter P
Reviewed November 27, 2017

After the razz-ma-tazz and crowds of Kenroku-en, this small, elegant garden is a welcome relief. No crowds, tour groups or souvenir stalls, so you can sit down and contemplate the beauty of the garden and the skill of its designer without disturbance, You can participate...More

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Go for a steady walk early in the morning to capture good photographs. Colours and calm scenery are perfect!

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Very pretty small garden but perhaps I am Smitten because we happened upon the full moon harvest festival and had a light show with music as the moon was rising. It was lovely.

1  Thank DCTravelers69
Reviewed September 18, 2017

This wonderful garden has only been created within the past couple of years. It is an amazing landscape garden with water feature and air-conditioned visitor house where you can take a seat indoors on a hot day and admire its beauty. The staff there spoke...More

1  Thank Roger T
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This garden was originally constructed in1634 by Toshitune Maeda, the third Lord of the Kaga Domain, and later on enlarged and remodeld by fifth Tunanori and thirteenth Nariyasu. It is said that Kenrokuen Garden was used to entertain guests, but this Gyokuseninmaru served primarily as...More

Thank ebilove
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

We were drawn to this garden by a Fodor's Japan guide commentary (2016) saying it is a place to see... Well actually it pales compared with the Kenroku-en Garden just next. Nice but overrated.

Thank JMNV
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