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Kenrokuen Garden兼六園

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Garden

Kenrokuen is a traditional Japanese-style garden in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The garden is said to have been first constructed in the mid-17th century in the outer bailey of Kanazawa Castle as a private garden for the lords of the Kaga Domain; it has been designated as a National Special Place of Scenic Beauty, and it ranks alongside the Kairakuen garden in Mito and the Korakuen garden in Okayama as one of the “Three Great Gardens of Japan.” Kenrokuen is renowned for its beautiful vistas, which make effective use of how nature changes with the seasons. For example, a special feature of the garden during the winter months is the Yuki-tsuri (ropes attached in a conical array to protect tree branches in a garden during the winter); another seasonal feature is the red and white plum blossom in the plum grove. In 2009 the Kenrokuen garden was awarded three stars (the maximum possible) in the Michelin Green Guide. During the peak tourist season, there is free admission at certain times, and the garden also hosts various special events, such as having the garden illuminated at night, etc.

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Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 1 (KanazawaArea)

phone 0762343800
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[3/1-10/15] 7:00-18:00
[10/1 June--Feb. End] 8:00-17:00

Review of Kenrokuen Kaisekito

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/25 Small Pagoda near Hisago-ike pond
This is a sea stone pagoda near Hisago-ike pond. There is also a small waterfall nearby. This small pagoda has an old and interesting history.
Reviewed:2020/04/19 瓢池
兼六園の霞が池よりもう少しこじんまりとした瓢池にある石の塔です。瓢池には島が浮いていて、その島の上にありました。この海石塔の奥には、上のほうにある霞が池から流れてくる、翠滝という滝もあって、良い景色でした。
Reviewed:2020/03/02 心地よい場所にある素敵な六重の塔
兼六園の西側にある瓢池の島にある高さ4.1mの塔。六重に重ねられた複雑な塔で、少し苔むして趣きがある塔です。

朝鮮出兵の際に加藤清正が持ち帰ったものとか金沢城の庭園にあった石塔の一部を移したとか諸説ありますが、素敵な塔でした。
瓢池は兼六園の中では木陰の多い場所であり、静粛な雰囲気ですが翠滝の流れ落ちる水の音がとても良いBGMとなり心地よいです。

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Address
Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 1 [ map ]
Area
KanazawaArea
Phone
0762343800
Hours
[3/1-10/15] 7:00-18:00
[10/1 June--Feb. End] 8:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
[Shigure-tei] New Year's Holiday
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults (Over 18) 320yen, Children (6-17 years old) 100yen
Parking Lot
Not available (Please use the nearby Charge parking lot)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
* Tel will connect to Friday Sawashiro Kenrokuen Management Office.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.