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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  • What a gorgeous garden.A lovely place to take a stroll for an hour or so - an offering a panoramic view over Kanazawa too. Beautifully maintained. I can only imagine how incredible Kenrokuen Garden mu...  more »
  • Very nice and peaceful garden with variety of flora and views. It was well worth the time and nothing strenuous.  more »
  • If you go to the end of the year exactly free opening day. (And even several hundred yen entrance fee is! ) In very clean water trash walking the grounds have not fallen out, settled on the heart. Walk destinations and thinking fairly wide and may be lost.
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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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