For more intimacy and fewer crowds than Kenroku-en, this Edo-period garden rises up a steep slope. Enjoy a cup of tea here for an...
Inside the Castle Park, Seison-kaku is a retirement villa built by a Maeda lord for his mother in 1863. Elegant chambers named for trees...
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Products & Crafts
This small museum offers fine displays of over 20 regional crafts. Pick up the free English-language headphone guide.
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Ranked as one of the top three gardens in Japan, this Edo-period garden draws its name (kenroku 'combined six') from a renowned Sung-dynasty garden in China that dictated six attributes for perfection: seclusion, spaciousness, artificiality, antiquity, abundant water and broad views. Kenroku-en has them all. Arrive before the crowds to increase your chances of silent contemplation.
It is believed that the garden, originally belonging to an outer villa of Kanazawa-jō, was developed from the 1620s to the 1840s and was so named in 1822. It was first opened to the public in 1871.