Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden

 Kenrokuen Garden Kenrokuen Garden, James Tseng

Kenrokuen Garden is located in Ishikawa prefecture. It is classified as one of Japan’s three most beautiful landscape gardens. It used to be the outer Garden to the Kanazawa Castle. This Garden was constructed over a period of two centuries by the Maeda family and was opened for public access in 1871.


The name of the garden Kenrokuen “Garden of the six sublimities”. This refers to the spaciousness, seclusion, artificially, antiquity, abundant water, and broad views of the garden. Which make up the six necessary attributes to make up a perfect garden according to Chinese landscape theory. To get to Kenrokuen garden from Kyoto it will take around 3 hours by bullet train from Kyoto station.


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