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Kenrokuen was created over many years by the feudal lords of Kaga Domain who ruled this region in early modern times. Occupying a vast site in the outer ward of Kanazawa Castle, the garden has been laid out in the form of a strolling-style garden incorporating trees and ponds, with Kasumigaike Pond, Chikuyama, and the Ochin building with tea rooms arranged within. This famous garden shows a different beauty in each of the four seasons: blooming Japanese plums and cherry blossoms in spring, shining green summer, the colorful leaves of all the trees in autumn, and snowscapes in winter.
Besides retaining traditional townscapes in which you can catch a glimpse of some aspects of samurai culture and numerous of valuable cultural properties, the Kanazawa area, which is th gateway to Ishikawa, is a place where traditional performing arts and handicrafts are still very much alive even today.
Also, you can enjoy nature all year round, for example in the Noto area, famous for beautiful seashores which stick out into the Sea of Japan, in Kaga, where traditional hot spring culture remains, and through the way of life in village forests nurtured by Mt. Hakusan, one of the three most famous mountains in Japan.