Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa

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Explore the natural scenery and nooks and crannies in Kenrokuen Garden, a sprawling park that once served as the outer gardens of Kanazawa Castle. Ponds, bridges, and teahouses punctuate the grounds, full of blossoming trees and walking trails. Look for Japan's oldest fountain, which operates via natural water pressure, and for Flying Geese Bridge, made of eleven individual stones that mimic geese flying in formation. A pedestrian way outside the garden's paid entrance is lined with picturesque shops and restaurants. Before you head to Kanazawa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kanazawa trip maker website , to make sure you see all that Kanazawa has to offer, including Kenrokuen Garden.
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  • White with snow, and good taste even 6 garden. Puss in boots snow melts during the day it is the elegance of the frozen pond is also the Park is required. In ordinary shoes becomes wet.
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  • Park visited in April. Few trees were blossoming, sad Park. It is probably more beautiful in the fall.
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  • I visited during the heavy snowfall. To freeze the water in the pond and one clean in the snow. I walk like that in the snow, it is thanks to the efforts of staff.
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The well-preserved castle town of Kanazawa has a good range of accommodations, with the most popular among them sitting in tall modern blocks overlooking the historical areas of town, or the more commercial parts. Look to the west of the castle grounds for some particularly well-positioned options, offering urban views, spas, pools, and restaurants. North-west from here, close to the main train station, you'll find a good selection of slightly simpler options in tall blocks, while the residential districts across the city house simple guesthouses and the odd hostel.
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