Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden is one of the best places to travel in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, attractions and photos of Kenrokuen Garden posted by Japanese travelers in the know.

Kenrokuen Garden 6 Reviews

You can enjoy the cycle of the seasons at Kenroku-en much more than other Japanese Gardens! Spring cherry blossom, summer iris, autumn colored leaves and winter propped pine tree with snow, There're also illumination events in each season.◎Kenroku-en Garden is located in Kanazawa urban district, so you can visit here by bus. Parking lots are available for cars.

Kenrokuen Garden is a symbolic spot of Kanazawa, which has easy access for the opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen Superexpress. For they often have light-up event in a year, I think it's good to visit during such events. I like especially autumn! I took the first pic in autumn, the second in winter. ◎The bus following a circular route from Kanazawa Station is useful!

Kenrokuen is a representative of the gardens formed in Edo Period (around 1600-1800), and one of the three best Japanese gardens the same as Korakuen in Okayama and Kairakuen in Ibaraki. What's more, having as many as 420 cherry trees in the garden, Kenrokuen is also one of the 100 best cherry blossom spots in Japan. During the cherry blossom season, they open the garden for free and extend the opening hours. I'm so happy about it!◎Kenrokuen's free opening & Lighting in 2018 : 3/31-4/8, till 21:30.

You can enjoy Kenroku-en throughout the year, but the cherry blossom season is specially recommendable. There're co-starring 40 kinds and 420 trees of cherry blossom.

The oldest fountain is made by water pressure from elevation difference of the pond as own source. And it is made in the Edo period, so I'm surprised at the skill.

The forked Kotoji lantern is the symbol of this famous park. It seems to be glancing the front huge pond, and such an appearance gathers many people with cameras in their hands.