[ “Kenroku-en garden” @Kanazawa ]

"Kasumiga-ike Pond" with many trees.

Kenroku-en garden is one of the three noted gardens in Japan.
Kenroku-en stands in center of Kanazawa City, Ishikawa. It is founded by the lords of the “Kaga-han”(Kaga domain).

The lords of the “Kaga-han” developed the unique Japanese culture, “The Kaga Hyakuman-goku Culture”.
The garden is “strolling garden” with large ponds which imitate the ocean. And there are a variety of trees. You can walk through them.

In each season, you can enjoy the various kinds of views in the garden.
Spring, many cherry trees are in full bloom.
Summer, you can look at the beautiful fresh green.
Autumn, the leaves are colored beautifully.
Winter, especially, you should not miss the pine trees supported by ropes like umbrella. The ropes prevent the branches of the pine from breaking by heavy snow. A snow landscape is a very fantastic view!!

In the garden, there is the tea house “Shigure-tei”. You can take a Japanese powdered tea with Shiguretei’s original Japanese-style confection. So, let’s take a rest by having a cup of tea after walking in the garden!!

[ Information ] “Kenroku-en garden”
3/1~10/15 7:00am-6:00pm
10/16~2/28 or 29 8:00am-5:00pm
Shigure-tei tea house
9:00am-4:30pm (last entry 4:00pm)
※Closed on 12/29~1/3
■Admission Fees
Adults (18+ years old) 310yen
Children (6~17 years old) 100yen
1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa-City, Ishikawa
■TEL: +81-76-234-3800
■URL: http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kenrokuen/e/index.html
Taxi: About 10-minute from “Kanazawa Station”
Bus: “Kanazawa Castle Park” or “Kenroku-en” from “Kanazawa Station”

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