5 Reasons to Go Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa

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Kenrokuen Garden
Source: Yoshihide Urushihara

Kenrokuen Garden is one of the historic garden in Kanazawa, Japan. It is one of the top landscape garden in Japan.  Kenrokuen literally means, “a garden combining the six aspects of a perfect garden” or, “the garden of six sublimities”. This beautiful garden has some amazing and breath taking views which can amaze the visitors with its most important aspects and features. This garden also has some cherry blossom trees and greenery and in autumn people can also see maples. The all four seasons bring something new and cherish the visitors.

1. One of The Scenic Gardens

Kenrokuen garden
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There is no doubt in the fact that Kenrokuen is one of the scenic garden and comes under the top 3 gardens that visitors must see when they go to Japan. The looks and features of this beautiful garden cannot be neglected by anyone. This garden is different in every season and it has six qualities which every garden must of. The qualities which are named as qualities of perfection are following: seclusion, antiquity, spaciousness, abundant water, artificiality and broad views.


  • Made open to the public: 1874
  • Every tree in the garden is protected by Yuki-tsuri: Yuki-tsuri is the system installed which is in Umbrella form to protect the garden
  • Meaning of Yuki-tsuri: Snow support and protect branches from breaking

2. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Source: Yoshihide Urushihara

Kenrokuen garden is famous for its contemporary art museum, which in real enable the visitors to have fun of swimming without even getting wet. Yes! You have heard right. This amazing garden has this most alluring feature of dry swimming. The best thing about this museum is that if you are not interested in arts then they have this dry swimming pool for you.The interesting fact about the pool is that it makes person look like that they are walking normally under the water whereas the truth is that the pool is designed in a way that the vacant part of the ceiling is filled with the water so the ones who are standing above can feel like that other person is walking in the water.


  • Structure of the building: Round shaped
  • Tickets: Partially free, except for some antique areas
  • Address: Just few steps away from the Castle

3. You can feel and act like Millionaire

Higashi Chaya district, Kanazawa
Source: Andrea Schaffer

Yes! you heard it right. You can feel and act like a millionaire by using the food plated in the gold leaf. Higashi Chaya District, this place will let you fulfill your millionaire dreams. Chaya is famous for its geisha performances people usually visit this place for geisha performance. Kanazawa has three famous and mainchaya districts, one of them is Higashi Chayagai which is the largest and other two are Nishi Chayagai and Kazuemachi. You can also enjoy the yummy and rich gold ice cream at the restaurant and full fill your dreams.


  • Kanazawa is known for its leaf gold production and its contribute about 95% to the leaf industry.
  • Gold ice-cream cost: 800 to 1000 yen per person

4. Kenroku-en, Kanazawa-shi, Kanazawa Prefecture

Kanazawa Prefecture
Source: Robert Montgomery

On your way to the Kanazawa direction you can also view the Kanazawa prefecture. This prefecture also has some alluring and beautiful scenes of watering flowing from a perfect height of 50 m above the sea level. This prefecture was discovered in 19th century and its operating naturally since then. Not only this you can also enjoy some snacks and drinks by using a vending machine.


  • Visiting Hours: 7am to 6pm
  • Admission fees: 310 Yen
  • Address: 1-1 Marunouchi
    Kanazawa Ishikawa

5.  Time to Play hide and seek

Kanazawa Temple
Source: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋)

In Kanazawa there is a temple which is known for its hide and seek features. This temple has some very exciting features. If we talk about the history of this temple then this temple was a military outpost and it has a lot of secret hidden places in which you can easily hide and play games with your family or friends but authorities not always allow you to do so, but don’t worry you can see them.


  • Name of the temple:Myoryuji Temple
  • Nickname of the temple: Ninja temple, because of the secret hidden places
  • Built as: Lockout post

The garden of Kenrokuen in Kanazawa is indeed full of amazing places and people can enjoy these above mentioned scene in the most minimal price. Most people have the opinion that Japan does not have a lot of sceneries which can attract people but we must say that above mentioned 5 things will make you rethink about that opinion. Japan is loaded with the stuff like thing and can make your vacations very interesting. The most important thing about this Garden is that you can easily roam around by using the public transports even a new route named as Shinkansen to facilitate those who are travelling from Tokyo to Kanazawa.

Have a good trip and travel!

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