An introduction to the charm of Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s three most famous gardens. Let’s go see the garden designated as a cultural asset

This time, I would like to introduce Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture.

It is a unique place where you can feel the nostalgia of Japan in a gorgeous atmosphere.

The location, attractions, lunch, and accommodations are listed here for your reference.

Location of Kenrokuen

Kenrokuen Kenrokuen Exterior
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Kenrokuen, a circular garden, is one of the three most famous gardens in Japan.

The site is dotted with ponds, mountains, pavilions, and teahouses, and you will be able to see the beauty of nature as it changes from season to season.

If you use your own car or a cab, you can get there in about 10 minutes from Kanazawa Station.

It is also a great place for those who want to have a romantic experience as the scenery is lit up at night, creating a fantastic atmosphere.

The charm of Kenrokuen

Kenrokuen wins
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Kenrokuen has six spots, also known as the “Six Shots,” which offer different views of the landscape in spring, summer, autumn and winter.

The six scenic spots include the first scenic spot, the Kotoji Toro Lantern, the second scenic spot, the Gourd Pond, the third scenic spot, the fourth scenic spot, the pine tree, the fifth scenic spot, the Kyokusui, and the sixth scenic spot, the Chouboudachi.

There are many sightseeing spots and routes around Kenrokuen, but the six scenic spots are the ones you should visit first if you are in the area.

Lunch near Kenrokuen Garden

There are many good places to eat around Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa.

Here we will introduce three of the best places to enjoy lunch as well.


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Located in front of the oldest fountain in Japan, Kenroku-tei is a place where you can enjoy Kenrokuen in its entirety, including meals, souvenirs, sightseeing guides, and commemorative photos.

The lunch menu includes the original specialty “Jibu Soba” (900 yen, tax included) with Kaga’s local dish “Jibu-ni” on top of soba noodles, and the “Tsuke-Jibu Soba” (900 yen, tax included) with dipping noodles.

Facility Name Kanryutei
Address 1-20, Kenroku-cho, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number 055-263-2311
Official Site

Kanazawa Gyokusen Residence

Kanazawa Gyokusen Residence
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Kanazawa Gyokusen-tei is a classical restaurant arranged in a modern way from a 200-year-old mansion built in the late Edo period.

You will be able to enjoy the traditional Japanese atmosphere while savoring the special kaiseki cuisine.

Facility Name Kanazaw a Gyokusen Residence
Address 8-3 Kosho-machi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number 055-263-2311
Official Site

Otsugi Restaurant

Shokudo Osugi
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With the concept of “Delicious! Based on the concept of “Kaga vegetables,” “Shokudo Osugi” offers healthy Japanese lunches with plenty of vegetables.

The homey atmosphere with a touch of old-fashioned charm and the service-minded customer service will make you feel at home.

Facility Name roofed corridor connecting two buildings (in traditional palatial-style architecture)
Address 1-1, Kenroku Motomachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number 055-263-2311
Official Site

Accommodations near Kenrokuen Garden

Lastly, we will introduce the facilities where you can stay around Kenrokuen.

We have selected three places that are easily accessible from the nearest station or bus stop.

Natural hot spring Kaga no Yusen Dormy Inn Kanazawa

Natural hot spring Kaga no Yusen Dormy Inn Kanazawa
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The “Dormy Inn Kanazawa” is a natural hot spring located about 2 minutes walk from the east exit of JR Kanazawa Station.

The free bar lounge is open for limited hours. The natural hot spring baths with their fantastic atmosphere are a great way to heal.

Facility Name 天然温泉加賀の湧泉 ドーミーイン金沢
Address Natural hot spring Kaga no Yusen Dormy Inn Kanazawa
Phone Number 055-263-2311
Official Site

FORZA Hotel Forza Kanazawa&lt

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FORZA Hotel Forza Kanazawa is located about 10 minutes from Kanazawa Station on foot.

The hotel offers a wide range of services, including iPad in all rooms.

It is a smart hotel where you can enjoy the feeling of luxury at a reasonable price.

Facility Name FORZA Hotel Forza Kanazawa
Address 2-10, Yasue-machi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Phone Number 055-263-2311
Official Site

Kanazawa Shirotoriji Hotel Yamaraku

Kanazawa Shirotoriji Hotel Yamaraku
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Kanazawa Shirotoriji Hotel Yamaraku” is a hotel where you can fully enjoy the atmosphere of Kanazawa with Taisho Romanticism.

You can enjoy the elegant and classical life while staying at a low price.

At the end of the day, why don’t you heal your tiredness in the “beautiful skin hot spring” located in the lap of Kanazawa Castle?

Facility Name Kanazawa Shirotoriji Hotel Yamaraku
Address 6-3 Marunouchi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number 055-263-2311
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Kenrokuen Information and Summary

Facility Name Kanryu Garden
Address 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number 0557-81-8137
Approximate budget Adults (18 years and older) 320 yen Children (6 to under 18 years) 100 yen
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What did you think? In this article, I have introduced Kenrokuen Garden.

If you visit Kenrokuen, you should definitely see the Six Advantages.

Kenrokuen is only about a 10-minute walk from Kanazawa Station, making it easily accessible for tourists.

Please take this opportunity to visit Kenrokuen.