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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  • October 4, 2017
    After a friend recommended this beautiful garden, we added Kanazawa to our annual Japan trip and took the Shinkansen to visit the city for 2 days We took a JR bus at post #4 right outside the Kanazawa...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    It was raining the day we toured the garden, but it didn’t dampen our experience. It is exquisitely beautiful and meticulously maintained. Words can’t adequately describe the richness of the landscapi...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    They say there are three great gardens in Japan. Well, I've been to them all and this is the best. Certainly the prettiest. It's not too big and you can walk around it easily, tho it's better to linge...  more »

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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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