Welcome to the city of Gold:Kenrokuen

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Kotoji lantern
Today I'll tell you about Kenrokuen, the famous park in Kanazawa. It is next to Kanazawa Castle and was originally made as a garden for the lord of this area. You can enjoy it all the year round. In the spring, the cherry blossoms are wonderful. In the winter, the snowy scenery is very impressive. On weekends Kenrokuen is quite crowded. Everywhere guides can be seen explaining to visitors the history of pine trees, a garden lantern, a teahouse, and forth. This park is very traditional but full of variety.

It is also great to visit it at night because events are held often. Once I went to a flute recital in this park. The flute player was in a small boat on the pond, and it sounded just fantastic. The illumination was also amazing.

Nowadays Kenrokuen is a famous tourist attraction. However, my father-in-law says that he was playing there in his childhood. He often fished the pond. Sixty years ago this historical park might have been a playground for kids.

Three minutes walk from Kenrokuen, you can see a new strangly shaped architecture which is called "Marubii". It is a very amusing place. Next time I'll tell you what this building is.
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Kotoji lantern
Kotoji lantern
Pine trees
Pine trees
a pond, Kasumiga-ike
a pond, Kasumiga-ike
an old pine tree
an old pine tree
a tea house, Yugao-tei
a tea house, Yugao-tei
Kanazawa
photo by: masayo