There are many temples scattered around Kanazawa. Among them, there are three interesting temple areas called Ishibiki-no-michi (Kodatsuno temple area), Shizune-no-komichi (Teramachi temple area), Spiritual Path (Utatsuyama temple area).
Please be sure to experience a stroll through the streets lined with beautiful temples, which are filled with ancient history and atmosphere.
Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenrokuen Garden will be illuminated in some evenings in every season. You can experience mystical atmosphere and different views from those in daytime. Why not stroll there and enjoy the beautifully lit-up scenery?
[Time and place of the Illumination]
Time: 17:30 to 21:00 Friday, November 17 to Saturday, December 9
Place: Kanazawa Castle Park, Gyokusen ‘inmaru garden, Kenrokuen Garden
On Sunday, October 29, the 3rd Kanazawa Marathon will take place.
The course consists of downtown area, Traditional area, Landscape view area and another wide area in Kanazawa city.
There will be a large scale of road traffic regulation for an extended time, creating major traffic jams around Kanazawa. Though this may cause you problems, your warm understanding and cooperation are appreciated.
For further information, visit the following website.
Why don’t you look around and find authentic Kanazawa city with local guide-interpreters?
If you look for guide-interpreters in Kanazawa, check this website please.You can search and directly contact available guides by selecting the type of guide you require, your preferred date, and the guide’s specialty.
Would you like to watch the Hyakumangoku Parade from the tribune?
Seats are available on the tribune which will be located in the greenery area between Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle Park. A discounted price is offered for foreign visitors. There is also a short English guided tour planned after the parade passes.
Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival, the greatest festival of Kanazawa, commemorates the entry of Toshiie Maeda, the founder of the Kaga domain, into Kanazawa Castle in June, 1583. Kanazawa will soon celebrate the 66th anniversary of the festival.
The festival this year is held for three days from Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4. Its highlight of is ‘Hyakumangoku Parade’, which takes place on Saturday afternoon, June 3 when participants in historical costumes will march through the main streets to the castle.
There are various other interesting events as follow.