Kenrokuen is in the middle of Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture. There was hardly any signage for the down town district and the whereabouts of the garden. I knew it was going to be a busy day at one of the most famous gardens in Japan. I arrived later than I had planned but certainly earlier than most people. My friend later told me that the garden is actually open for free even earlier in the morning. I found that quite odd. Yet, how many people are going to do that?
I won't include much commentary on my stroll around the park. But as a person who loves green, it was truly splendid.
I had peaceful time walking through the park. Then all my fellow Golden Week travelers showed up. It was time to move on but not before I visited the castle park nearby. That post will be short and sweet.