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    Kenrokuen Garden - Kanazawa

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    Kenrokuen Garden is considered one of the "three most beautiful gardens in Japan" along with Kairakuen Garden in Mito City and Korakuen Garden in Okayama City. It covers more than 25 acres (100,000 m²)

    Kenrokuen garden was originally the garden of the outer residence of Kanazawa Castle (17th Century). The residence burnt down in 1881 and only its garden remained. The garden was enlarged in 1774 and finally completed in 1822 by the 12th Maeda lord, Narinaga. The Castle is now rebuilt, though some of the additions are lacking in authenticity and give it a slightly disney land feel. That being said, Kenrokuen is stunning and an impressive example of how the Japanese garden is truly a skill of craft and tradition.

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    This Tea House hovers out over the water, a small arched bridge connects it to the restaurant structure on land. The bridge is just high enough for a boat and boatsman to pass underneath.

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