A Japanese garden that you can enjoy every season and has been loved by successive domain lords for a long time

“Kenroku-en,” the domain lord for Kaga created the name for the area around Kanazawa city in the Edo era and is one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. Kenroku-en is located in the center of Kanazawa city, Ishikawa prefecture. Because the land of Kenroku-en was enormous, it was made as a special type of garden where you can see beautiful landscapes, rocky hills, a beautiful pond, and an elegant Japanese teahouse (Chaya). All the seasons are displayed through beautiful such as cherry blossoms for spring and red trees for autumn. Yukizuri, a conical array of ropes, are constructed around the trees just before winter in order to protect them from heavy snow during the winter. Many people visit Kenroku-en because of the landscapes of each season are displayed throughout the year.



For a limited time, “Akinodan,” an annual event displaying the illuminated red leaves

Kenroku-en is decorated with about 340 maples trees and 60 zelkova trees as well as others for a total of over 420 trees in autumn. In November, the pine trees are protected with yukizuri and are lit up at night. Kenroku-en is starting its winter preparation so… how about taking a walk where you can enjoy beautiful scenery while feeling the cool air of the November evenings.




■Kanazawa castle, Kenroku-en illumination “AkinodanⅡ”
Date: November 21st Fri through 30th Sun, 2014, 17:30 – 21:00 ※admission free
Place: Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenroku-en garden (Kanazawa city)

■Business hours and admission fee of Kenroku-en
Business hours:
March 1st through October 15th 7:00 – 18:00
October 16th through February 28th/29th 8:00 – 17:00
Admission fee:Adults (18~64years old): 310yen,Children (6~17 years old): 100yen,Under 5 years old and over 65 years old: Free ※ID is required

★official website of Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenroku-en garden


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