Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle Park
One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Kenrokuen actually boasts six gardens of its own. Originally part of the neighboring Kanazawa Castle, which was originally built by the Maeda Clan of Kaga Domain, the gardens are beautiful at any time of year but especially during spring thanks to the abundant cherry blossoms, but also in winter when the pine trees are covered in snow. The castle itself dates back some 400 years, and was last restored in 2001. The two sites together make up one of Kanazawa’s most popular sights.
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
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Japan, 〒920-0937 Ishikawa-ken, Kanazawa-shi, Marunouchi, 1−１−1
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