Kenrokuen  Garden


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  Kenrokuen Garden is one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, along with Kairakuen Garden in Mito City and Korakuen Garden in Okayama City. It is designed for the stroller's pleasure and the name KENROKUEN literally means "garden combining six," referring to its six focal themes of beauty: extensiveness, quiet seclusion, artificial construction, antique elegance, abundant water and wide prospect. It covers an area of twenty-five acres with hills, man-made winding streams, tranquil ponds, and waterfalls.
  Kenrokuen garden was originally the garden of the outer residence of Kanazawa Castle built by the fifth Maeda lord, Tsunanori, in the Enpo Period(1673-81). The residence burnt down in the Great Fire in 1881 and only its garden remained. The garden was enlarged in 1774 and finally completed in 1822 by the 12th Maeda lord, Narinaga. Kenrokuen Garden was opened to the public in 1875 after the Meiji Restoration.
  It gives the visitors an unforgettable impression all year round with its colorful charms particular to each season.
SPRING- in March,the plum tree groves tell of the arrival of spring and in mid-April, 400 cherry trees bloom as if to cover up the sky.
SUMMER- the sight of the azalea and iris, wet with early morning dew, is typical in this season.
AUTUMN- the leaves of zelkova, maple and cherry trees turning red is splendid.
WINTER- yukitsuri (rope-supports) are attached to pine trees.

Fee 300 yen
Guide Fee1500 yen
HoursMarch-October 15 7:00am-6:00pm
October 16-end of February 8:00am - 4:30pm
Openall year around
Tel +81-76-234-3800