6. Kenroku-en garden in Ishikawa, Japan
Recognized as one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, Kenroku-en in Ishikawa is a paradise of peace and tranquility. It is rich of various species of trees. Especially stunning in their beauty are 40 kinds of cherry trees and the famous apricot colors. “Roku” means “six”. The name refers to the six laws of Japanese landscape art perfect garden – space, privacy, antiquity, artificial construction, plenty of water and beautiful views.
Built, burned and again created by the Maeda clan, garden acquires its image for over two hundred years. With the oldest in Japan fountain with natural water pressure pagoda Kaiseki, ancient trees Tea House Shiguri-Tei and other buildings, two-legged stone lantern and other wonderful attractions combined in a magical unity, the magic of the garden will strike every visitor and leave unforgettable mark on his soul.
Along with Kayraku-en and Koraku-en, Kenrokuen-en is one of three great Japanese gardens.