Translating as the ‘Garden of the Six Sublimities’, Kenrokuen Garden is designed according to Chinese landscape theory and six essential attributes needed to create an ideal garden. The garden is regularly cited as one of Japan’s most beautiful, with each season imbuing the grounds with its own unique beauty.
Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen Garden was originally reserved for the ruling Maeda clan, whom behind the Togukawa Shogunate were the wealthiest and most powerful family during the Edo Period (1603-1868). Water features, landscaped gardens, bridges, viewpoints and teahouses make the garden very pleasant to wander through, with the blossoms of spring and changing leaves of autumn being particularly popular times to visit.
Adjoining Kanazawa Castle Park, visiting the garden is more-or-less a required activity for those coming to Kanazawa.
Want to experience Kanazawa’s unique culture for yourself?
Based in Central Japan and operating all-year-round, we offer a highly entertaining group-tour of Kanazawa that is sure to please. All tours are led by locally-based guides and will take you around all of the must-see sights in Kanazawa, as well as some lesser known gems. Our tours are fun, interactive and family-friendly. For more information, or to book a tour, click on the banner or button below.
1 Day Tour
|1-Day Tour from Kanazawa: Samurai, Matcha, Gardens and Geisha
|All Year Round
|09:00 – 18:30
Of course, we also offer private tours and transport in and around the Kanazawa Area, and other regional destinations. Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from your preferred destinations in combination with any activity that suits your schedule. All vehicles are well-maintained and in good condition, allowing you to relax and enjoy your ride to wherever you are going.
We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of your adventure in Central Japan and help you discover even more!
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Mar.1-Oct.15: 07:00 to 18:00 / Oct.16-Feb.28: 08:00 to 17:00
From Kanazawa Station, take the Kanazawa Loop Bus to the park - approx. 20 min / JPY200 one-way. Alternatively, the walk from the station takes around 30 minutes