Kenrokuen Garden located in Kanazawa, Japan is without a doubt one of the most breath-taking therapeutic gardens, not just in Japan, but in the entire world. The garden was originally constructed by the Maeda family which ruled for hundreds of years. It was not till 1871 that the public was allowed to enter and enjoy the garden and all it’s beauty.
What you can expect to see and enjoy
The huge landscape that Kenrokuen Garden offers will keep you entertained for hours. The gardens are filled with an abundance of water attractions, teahouses, trees, flowers, stones, and bridges that connect you to different look out points that display the beauty of the grounds.
One of the most unique parts of the garden is how the seasons drastically change the look and feel. Around November and December the maple trees show the brilliant orange and yellow colors which quickly fade into winter that often has light snow giving the garden a complete transformation.
There is also one side of the garden specially positioned for shops and restaurants. It’s mainly for all the tourist passing in and out of the garden and can be very beautiful in the spring months.
Hours & Entrance Fees
As of writing this post, the Kenrokuen Garden is open to the public year round. The garden hours are 7:00 to 18:00 (March to October 15) and 8:00 to 17:00 (October 16 to February). The price of entrance is 310 yen and free during early admission hours. For more detailed in on the garden please visit Japan Guide
In conclusion, if you are at all interested in therapeutic gardens or just a beautiful landscape then Kenrokuen Garden is a must see location if you visit Japan. Check out the video below for visual walk through the garden.