After we left our baggage to our hotel, we went to Kenrokuen garden.
Kenrokuen is included in Three Great Gardens of Japan with Korakuen garden in Okayama and Kairakuen garden in Ibaraki.
Well, I hadn’t been there :p
Finally I went to Kenrokue that is one of the Three great gardens of Japan !
Why I went to Kanazawa in the middle of January ?
Of course, for seeing beautiful snow view of Kenrokuen !
Where’s snow ?
Well, it was unusually warm winter and snow country don’t have much snow. They couldn’t open ski ground as usual.
So, as you see, there’s no snow in Kanazawa, too !
(But two days later, there’s heavy snowfall)
Nevertheless we visited to snow country during winter, there was no snow !
It was just too cold !
Yukiduri is to place ropes or wires around trees to protect them from the snow.
Though there’s no snow !
Mostly they do it around November to prepare severe winter.
Once it snow, those looks like Christmas trees !
Kenrokuen was constructed as garden of domain of Kaga (or Kaga province).
Maybe it was the least beautiful season for Kenrokuen when we visited there. Cherry blossoms, plum blossoms season, green season during Spring and summer, Autumn leaves and snow world. It must be beautiful. But when we went to there, it was dry wood season. Still it was good.
Somehow, Amaterasu Omikami there.
So, I couldn’t impressed by the view. Also there weren’t many people there.
But plum blossoms started to bloom 🙂 I have to visit there again.
The view of city.
They opened at night time to show light up gardens during we stayed there. But it was too cold, so I didn’t go out.
Sometime they open by free of charge. The information is available at their website.
It was getting too cold, so I gave up going to Kanazawa castle. we warmed ourselves in Starbucks coffee for a while…
About Kenrokuen garden (兼六園)
Address / 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
Station / Kanazawa station (JR)
March 1st – October 15th / 7:00 – 18:00
October 16th – End of February / 8:00 – 17:00
Close / No scheduled
Website / http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kenrokuen/(in English, Chinese and Korean language)