The greatest festival of Kanazawa [Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival]

Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival commemorates the entry of Maeda Toshiie, the founder of Kanazawa city, into Kanazawa Castle. The festival this year is held for three days from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. Its highlight of is ‘Hyakumangoku Parade’, which takes place on Saturday afternoon, June 1. There are various other interesting events in the city. Special Tour with VIP seats to watch the parade is also available.

Hyakumangoku Parade

Saturday, June 1 | 14:00-18:00 Hyakumangoku Parade

14:00 – 14:20 Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony of Kaga-tobi ladder top acrobatics performance by firemen and Taiko drum performances.
Place: the Tsuzumi-mon gate at JR Kanazawa station

14:20 – 17:30 Parade
Participants in historical costumes will march through the main streets to the castle together with brass band performing music and Shishi-mai lion dance.
Place: the east square of JR Kanazawa station, Omicho market, Korinbo, Kanazawa Castle Park

16:00 – 18:00 Finale
The actor dressed as Maeda Toshiie enters Kanazawa Castle and is celebrated.
Place: San-no-maru square at Kanazawa Castle Park
Opening Ceremomy

Saturday, June 1 | 18:00-20:00 Hyakumangoku Odori-nagashi ; Traditional Dance Performance

Around 13,000 people dance on the downtown streets.
Venue: Between Minamicho and Katamachi and between Korinbo and Shinoki cultural complex (Hirosaka street)
Hyakumangoku Odori-nagashi

Saturday, June 1 | 19:00-21:00 Hyakumangoku Takigi-noh

Traditional noh plays will be put on outdoors with light supplied by bonfires.
Venue: Kanazawa Castle Park
Hyakumangoku Takigi-noh