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  • Kenrokuen Garden In Kanazawa

  • Kenrokuen Garden In Kanazawa

  • Kenrokuen Garden In Kanazawa

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Kenrokuen Garden in the city Kanazawa belongs to the three most beautiful landscape gardens in Japan, besides the Kairakuen Garden in Mito and the Korakuen Garden in Okayama. The whole area covers 25 acres of beautiful ponds, flowers, trees and waterfalls.

  • Kenrokuen Garden:
  • Opening Hours - 7:00 am to 6:00 pm – 1 March till 15 October
  • Opening Hours - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – 16 October till 28 February
  • Admission Fee - Adults: 300 yen
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History

Kenrokuen Garden was created between 1620s till the 1840s by the Maeda family. A fire destroyed the Kenrokuen Garden in 1759. The restoration begun 1774 by the 11th lord Harunaga. The garden was not open for the public till 1874.

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The Kenrokuen Garden is located outside the gates of Kanazawa Castle. The city Kanazawa is located within the Ishikawa Prefecture.

How to get to Kanazawa?

  • 4hrs from Tokyo to Maibara by JR Tokaido Shinkansen and limited express to Kanazawa
  • 7-8hrs from Tokyo to Kanazawa by Willer Express highway bus

How to get to Kenrokuen Garden?

  • 15min from Kanazawa Station to Kenrokuen-shita bus stop by Hokutetsu bus

Sightseeing spots

inside the garden:

Midori waterfall - is 6.6 meters high and 1.6 meters wide

Kaiseki-to lantern - 4.1 meter high stone pagoda on a small island

Kasumiga-ike pond - located at the center of Kenrokuen Garden

Neagari pine - black pine, planted by the 13th lord Nariyasu himself

Uchihashi-tei tea house - Tea ceremonies are held once a year on 7th of May

Kotoji toro Lantern - a stone lantern with two legs

Plum-Grove Garden - contains app. 200 plum trees of 20 varieties

Hanami Bashi (Flower Viewing Bridge)

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

February

Winter Light-Up at Kenrokuen Garden (28th - 5th)

April/May

Kenrokuen Garden's beautiful illumination during cherry blossom period (28th - 5th)

June

Hyakumangoku Matsuri (last 3 days, peak first Saturday in June)
The Hyakumangoku Matsuri is the largest and most famous annual festival of the city Kanazawa and the Ishikawa Prefecture. Absolute highlight is the magnificent Hyakumangoku Parade, which takes place during the festival from Kanazawa Station to Kanazawa Castle Park. It is attracting large crowds of tourists and locals. The matsuri commemorates the entry of Lord Maeda Toshiie in 1583 into Kanazawa Castle.