So I made a trip to Kanazawa yet again during Golden Week. It was a successful trip to say the least and I was able to see a lot of my old friends. We spent the first day at Kanazawa’s infamous, Kenrokuen Park.
I went to this park for the first time three years ago. It was quite nostalgic coming back to see everything all over again. It is said to be one of the top 3 parks in all of Japan with some beautiful sights inside. However, just before we entered we made a stop at a small shrine that I also visited 3 years ago.
Afterward, we made our way into the park. This isn’t much to tell about it other than it has so many levels of beauty. The plants are terrific and there are several ponds dispersed throughout the area. Fun fact, inside the park there are 8,750 trees and 183 different species. That’s quite a park if I do say so myself.
The wildlife is so well preserved that it is breathtaking in almost any area of the park. There is also a famous statue placed in the park that is said to be facing another statue featured miles away.
Even the connecting streams were beautiful.
There is a variety of buildings standing within the park, from tea houses to old resting houses. In addition, there are some small shrines, one of which was dedicated to studying.
I also enjoyed the fortunes that are offered to anyone that is interested in them. They were given based on the honor system, since there was nobody to collect the money for each fortune. It seems to be that way for a lot of fortunes and even some charms.
So that is Kenrokuen park. Later that day we went to a Japanese wedding after party. When I have some more time I’ll post some pictures. Enjoy!!