Kenrokuen Garden

Sightseeing information about Kenrokuen Garden in Japan.


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Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa is classified as one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan alongside Kairakuen Garden in Mito and Korakuen Garden in Okayama. In the garden with an area of 11.4 hectares, there are ponds, streams, and waterfalls. And you will find colorful seasonal displays such as spring cherry blossoms, autumn leaves, and winter Yukizuri(snow suspenders).
Every Nov.1st, gardeners perform "Yukizuri" in Kenrokuen Garden. “Yukizuri” is a technique of attaching ropes to the trees in a conical array in order to prevent the branches from breaking because of the heavy snow. There ropes create beautiful geometric patterns to be an accent of winter landscape.
In addition, there will be free admission service in early morning, and the garden will be illuminated at night in some seasons.

Admission : 320 yen / adult, 100 yen / child (6-18), Free / 6 and under or 65 and over
Address : 1-4 Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Access : 15 mins by bus from JR Kanazawa Station

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3.0a month ago

This famous garden is supposed to look beautiful in any weather/season. We put that to the test in March while it was raining and slushy. I’ve been to other Japanese gardens that look beautiful in the rain, but this one was just so-so. I’ll check back again in warmer weather to see if things have improved.

5.03 months ago

A great garden that is a must see. Give yourself and hour or two depending on how nice the day is. I could sit there for hours and just chill on a nice day. Beautiful. Highly recommend

5.04 months ago

My family visited mid November and the late Autumn leaves were magnificent. A beautiful experience and a great way to spend a few hours taking a slow stroll. Amazing amount of care, maintenance and history in these gardens.

5.04 months ago

This is no doubt one of the most beautiful garden in Japan. The surreal surrounding, with its decoration and horticulture arts really made the place special. Even a photo of a canal taken outside the gate can be so beautiful and nice. Highly recommended to pay a visit here if you are in Kanazawa.

5.04 months ago

Winter, without snow, is really not a good time to visit this famous garden. I could see the potential, only if I had visited in spring or fall. There are quite a lot of old pines trees that looked amazing and the garden is well maintained, especially in preparation for the snow. Nice walk and the entrance fee of 320 yens was very reasonable.

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