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,
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 : 310 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
Purposenight view,nature,Seasonal Flowers,winter in Japan,cherry blossom viewing,art,autumn foliage,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Kanazawa Sta. (about 2.2km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.03 months ago
if you want to experience the real beauty of the Japanese garden, you must visit this garden. The beauty is indeed remarkable, and it looks stunning at any time of any season. I suggest taking an early morning walk before the crows hit the spot, and breath in all the purity of the air and take pictures the way you like rather than some timing allows.
5.0a month 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.
5.02 months ago
It's a beautiful garden. Right up there with many of the zen gardens that I went to while traveling Japan. We were there in October and everything was still green and lively. It was a lot of fun to walk to all of the areas. It's not as large as Osaka Castle's grounds, so it was a good area to go around in about 2 hours, which is what we had.
5.02 months ago
Definitely one of the most beautiful garden in Japan. Visited this place in fall season back in 2016 and decided to come back in 2019. The view is simply stunning. Entrance fee is only 310 yen and elders received free entrance. Night illumination entrance is free for all visitors.
4.02 months ago
A beautiful park with many unique landscapes and views. Just as you finish appreciating one feature, another comes into view. We went early winter when the colours of vibrant green moss dominated the dull conservative trees around and the pond and crystal clear water was crisp and cold.