Kenroku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan along with Kairaku-en in Mito, and Koraku-en in Okayama. Cherry blossoms in the spring, lush with green trees in the summer, fall foliage in the fall, and yuki-tsuri (traditional Japanese method of protecting trees from the weight of snow) in the winter make this garden the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the ever changing seasons. In autumn, you can see a wide variety of trees dyed in red and yellow. The trees include approximately 340 maple trees, 420 cherry blossom trees, 60 zelkova trees, winged spindle trees, enkianthus trees, etc. With so many alluring options, it's not surprising that more and more visitors from overseas have come here in recent years!
Have you ever heard of the Three Great Gardens of Japan? They're Kairaku-en in Mito, Koraku-en in Okayama, and the topic of this article, Kenroku-en in Kanazawa (the capital of Ishikawa prefecture). Kenroku-en was built over the years by generations of feudal lords of Kaga (old name of Ishikawa), so that it would be a daimyo garden that represented the Edo period.
With its pristine location in the center of Kanazawa city and its reputation as a place where you can enjoy the beauty of all four seasons, it's no wonder that more and more visitors from Japan and all over the world are flocking to this popular destination.
Don't you want to see the approximately 340 maple trees, 420 cherry blossom trees, 60 zelkova trees, winged spindle trees, enkianthus trees, and other various kinds of trees that color the surrounding area in red and yellow? Each tree has its own unique color, but together they create a harmonious balance. This peaceful fall scenery is guaranteed to blow your breath away!
- 1 Kenrokucho Kanazawashi Ishikawa