Springtime Stroll Through Kenrokuen in Kanazawa

Guide to Japan Travel

Kenrokuen in Kanazawa, created over a period of almost 200 years by the lords of the Kaga Domain during the Edo period, is now ranked among the three great gardens of Japan—the others being Kairakuen (Mito) and Kōrakuen (Okayama). Located adjacent to Kanazawa Castle near the center of the city, this landscape garden presents scenes of seasonal beauty throughout the year. The grounds also feature ponds large and small, gentle streams, and even a natural-looking waterfall. In May, visitors stroll through the extensive woods under canopies of new foliage and enjoy the brilliant colors of flowers and blooming shrubs.

(Originally published in Japanese. Created in cooperation with Kanazawa Cable Television.)

Kanazawa Ishikawa tourism spring Hokuriku