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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  • I went to Kenrokuen for the fourth time in Kanazawa. The first photo is said to be the most famous place in Kenrokuen. It was a beautiful place, but the second one is a fountain, but the water is rising to the height of the pond in the first photo! Because the height seems to change depending on the water level, it might be a different height if I see it next? The fountain is in front of Kenroku-san in the third photo - the famous Jibu soba is also recommended!
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  • I went to Kenrokuen, one of Japan's three most famous gardens. It takes about 15 minutes by bus from the east exit of Kanazawa Station. In Kasumigaike, the blue sky was reflected in the lake and it was very beautiful. The view stand offers a panoramic view of Kanazawa. There are a lot of tourists even on weekdays, so saturdays, Sundays and holidays may be more crowded. If tourists help each other, they can take as many photos as they want. About two foreign tourists can take pictures, and a little international exchange is possible lol It is a little difficult to walk on the stairs and gravel roads, so please be careful.
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