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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. See Kenrokuen Garden and all Kanazawa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanazawa trip itinerary builder.
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  • The day we spent in Kanazawa, the evening had LightShow in the Castle and Park. All access was filled with people of all ages who was visiting. There was food on both sides of the access. The illuminated cherry blossoms at night gave a magical vision... almost seemed snowy! In a sector there was music and by changing of lights ringtones they recreated various times of the year in the same garden. An unforgettable night!
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  • Deserves to be called one of Japan's three most famous Park enblock teien Garden was beautiful scenery view design plan port eye-opening view point is well worth visit, which is also a great camera view point the whole Stadium over a circle of approximately 1.5-2 hour
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  • Located next to Kanazawa castle. Its showcase the preservation technique of old and big trees (mostly pines and cherry trees). The landscape justifies its position as top garden in Japan. Worth visiti...  more »

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Where to stay in Kanazawa

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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