Nov/1 - Mar/17,2019 Yukitsuri(Snow Suspenders) at Kenrokuen3.4
from 11/1 '19 to 3/17 '20
Kenrokuen is one of the Three Great Gardens(Korakuen, Kairakuen, and Kenrokuen) in Japan. Yukitsuri(Snow Suspenders) is a practice in which about 800 rope suspenders are erected from bamboo poles and are attached to tree branches in an effort to protect the trees from the heavy weight of the snow. Yukitsuri usually starts from November 1st. What results is a type of art that is both functional and very cool to look at.
Kenrokuen and Kanazawa Castle Park is illuminated from 17:30. The branches and leaves together with Yukitsuri ropes lit up in the dark create a fantastic atmosphere, and reflection of Yukitsuri on the pond is much beautiful. Light-Up Event is held from February 1st to February 19th 2019, 17:30-21:00.
Admission: 320 yen for adults, 100 yen for children(6-18 years old), Free for under 6 years old or above 65 years old (certification needed)
Free for everyone during Light-Up Event in Kenrokuen
Access: Getting off the bus stop" Kanazawa Castle Park / Kenroku-en",about 15mins by bus from Kanazawa station
Purpose,Traditional folk,night view,winter in Japan,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Kanazawa Sta. (about 2.2km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.0a month ago
Not as beautiful as expected for a top 3 Japanese garden, but still stunning. Well manicured, many ponds, etc. I thought there would be more miniature gardens with details, but only thing that came close was the plum garden and the little stream. Otherwise, very good stroll for 1-2 hours. Also, pretty sunset if you stay long enough from the top of the hill (one of the sides of the park overlooks valley). You can pay for entrance to both garden and castle at the same time for about $4. In October closes at 6pm.
5.0a month ago
Loved this garden - it was a very tranquil place to spend a few hours just wandering around and taking in all the aspects of the larger garden. There are lots of ponds and streams and statues and lanterns, and it's meant to be beautiful in all seasons - we were there in early Autumn and the leaves were just starting to turn so was lovely to see! It was only 310 yen to get in (free for over 65s too, bonus for my dad!)
4.03 weeks ago
Nice garden that looks amazing throughout multiple seasons. The large trees that are visible are truely magnificent. However we where just a bit to early in season to see the nice autumn colours.
It's regardless a nice stroll in the park garden. Especially if combined with the castle tour.
5.02 months ago
One if the best gardens in Japan. If you start in the castle district, there are guides there that will give you a tour for free. I had an great time and found the guide quite informative. The garden itself is amazing! I'd recommend doing some reading on Japanese gardens before hand, as they usually have some metaphors going on that you may not be able to recognize otherwise.
5.0a month ago
Waiting time: none or 5min to buy tickets
Really beautiful garden, one of the best I’ve been! Huge, beautiful, zen and amazing. Well mantained.
It’s pretty packed all day but if you go early in the morning it’s the best time.
If you enter before opening time (5am to 7am) you can enter for free!!!