Kenrouken, just outside of Kanazawa Castle, is one the largest gardens in the area. Observe the stunning autumn colors and famous Japanese maple in this multifaceted park. The park is named after its six virtues – spaciousness, tranquility, artifice, antiquity, water courses, and magnificent garden views – making it a perfect landscape with must to explore. Kanazawa winters bring significant snowfall, and this park is a great place to see the yukizuri technique – an network of ropes to protect the pine trees – in action. The garden is one of the most popular tourist destinations, and despite its size, attracts significant crowds. Visit first thing in the morning for the most secluded views.
By Lauren Peterson, AFAR Staff
Japan, 〒920-0936 Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, Kenrokumachi, 1