Kenrokuen Garden

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.

Spot details

Address
Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 1
Phone
0762343800
Hours
[3/1-10/15] 7:00-18:00
[10/1June- end of Feb.]8:00-17:00
[Shiguretei] 9:00-16:30(last 16:00 )
Closed
open everyday
[Shiguretei]New Year's holiday
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults (18 and over) 320yen, Children (6-17 years old) 100yen
Parking Lot
Not available (Please use the surrounding fee parking lot)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Note
*Tel:Friday Sawashiro/Kenrokuen Administration 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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  • Large bronze statue
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.02.25
    Inside the Kenrokuen garden, we came across a large bronze statue of a legendary prince. This is the Meiji monument dedicated to the soldiers who died in the Seinan war following the Meiji...
  • 古代日本の英雄像
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.11.18
    西南戦争で戦死した石川県出身者の慰霊碑で、日本武尊像が建立されています。日本武尊は古代日本の伝説的な英雄です。銅像は高さ5.5メートル、重さ5.5トンもあり人物像としては日本最古とされています。台座がコンクリートではなく、大小の石積みなのが目を引きます。
  • ヤマトタケルノミコト
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.10.31
    日本で最初の西洋式銅像です、明治記念の標は西南戦争で石川県の兵士400名を慰霊碑するために建てられました、金沢ミステリーで昔からこの銅像には鳥が1羽も寄り付かなかったそうです現在もいません。

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