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Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen, located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, is a strolling style garden constructed during the Edo period by the Maeda clan. It is considered one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan and is noted for several special fetaures.


GAP Photos/Charles Hawes - Kenrokuen

Feature No:   5229 

Qty of Images:    55 


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Kenrokuen is often listed as one of Japan's three most beautiful gardens. The daimyos of the Maeda clan built the garden over 150 years starting in 1620. Kenrokuen translates as "garden of the six sublimities", which are spaciousness, seclusion, human artistry, antique elegance, flowing water and magnificent views. In addition to water fetaures, bridges, teahouses, stones and viewpoints there are approximately 8,750 trees. Notable features are the oldest fountain in Japan, the iconic Kotojitoro lantern with its two-legged design and the extraordinary Neagarinomatsu Raised Root Pine. The garden was designated as a National Site of Scenic Beauty in 1922 and as a National Site of Special Scenic Beauty in 1985.



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