I traveled to Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) and Gokayama (Toyama Prefecture) for three days and two nights. This was my first visit to Hokuriku District and I felt unique atmosphere there. In this article, I will write about Kenrokuen Garden as part of Day 2.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Kanazawa Station, Omi-cho Market and Oyama Jinja Shrine
* Day 1 (2) Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum and D.T. Suzuki Museum
* Day 1 (3) Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station (Illumination)
* Day 2 (1) Kenrokuen Garden [This article]
* Day 2 (2) Kanazawa Castle Park
* Day 2 (3) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District
* Day 2 (4) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District (Light-up)
* Day 3 (1) Gokayama: Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (2) Gokayama: Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (3) Kanazawa Station
It was the second day of the trip to Kanazawa and Gokayama for three days and two nights.
To begin with, I visited Kenrokuen Garden.
Kenrokuen Garden is one of the most beautiful and famous Japanese garden. The Maeda family, who ruled the Kaga Clan (the present Ishikawa and Toyama areas) in feudal times, maintained the garden from generation to generation.
Kotoji Stone Lantern.
When Kenrokuen is referred to in guidebooks, photos of Kotoji Stone Lantern are often used.
Let’s move on.
Clouds were impressive.
Gankou-Bashi, Flying Geese Bridge.
Neagari-no-Matsu, Raised Roots Pine.
Sekirei-jima, Wagtail Island.
I also visited Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts, which was located in Kenrokuen Garden.
Then, I visited Kanazawa Shrine.
I returned to Kenrokuen Garden.
Fountain, which is said to be the oldest fountain in Japan.
Then, I left Kenrokuen Garden.
It was around 11:30 a.m., so I tried to find a place to have a lunch. I visited “Sakura Chaya” and ordered Jibuni Stew, a typical local dish in Kanazawa.
That’s it for the article about Kenrokuen Garden as part of Day 2. Along with Kairakuen in Mito and Korakuen in Okayama, Kenrokuen Garden stands as one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, so there were so many impressive spots in the garden. If I have a chance, I would like to visit there again in winter 🙂
In the next article, I will write about .
Kanazawa Tourist Information Guide (English)
Kenrokuen Garden (English)
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts (English)