Kenrokuen GardenSeptember 5, 2017 in Japan ⋅
Kanazawa was spared Allied bombing during WWII as it contained no military targets. It was the 2nd largest city in Japan (after Kyoto) to have that distinction.
Kenrokuen Garden is one of the top 3 gardens in the country and has been designated as a national site of special scenic beauty. There are tourist buses that run clockwise and anti-clockwise around Kanazawa's cultural precinct so access is pretty easy. I spent close to an hour walking around the garden. It also offers panoramic views of the city. More catfish spotted, thankfully they're not the same size as those in South America (as seen on River Monsters, if you've never seen it do yourself a favour!)Read more