The 3rd Kanazawa Marathon 2017

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.

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Music all around downtown for three days

Kanazawa Jazz Street 2017 is scheduled for three days from September 16 to 18. The Theme of this year is Jazz beyond borders, regions, generations!

Japanese or world top artists and big bands made up of university students will give over 170 free jazz concerts at 15 venue in downtown, Kanazawa.

In addition, we have even more impressive special paid concerts planned, including performances by world-famous artists.

Please enjoy jazz performed in many places and its downtown.

Lots of musical events from August to September in Kanazawa city!

In August, a musical event under the title of “Kanazawa a cappella town 2017” will take place for two days from August 26 to 27.

Amateur musicians from all over Japan will give free street live performances of a cappella at the same time in 18 venues, downtown Kanazawa. There will also be some pay-performances.

“Kanazawa JAZZ STREET 2017” will take place from September 16 to 18! (For further information, check the next [what’s new!] )

Enjoy a cappella harmonies of great individuality performed by both amateur and professional bands.

Hyakumangoku Parade Seats Priority Seating for Foreign Visitors on Sale

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.


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The 66th Hyakumangoku Festival

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.

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Special Illumination of Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenrokuen Garden in early spring

Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenrokuen Garden are going to be specially illuminated. It will be a right time to view the plum blossoms in full bloom in the Kenrokuen’s plum grove. Do come and enjoy the fantastic evening views.

Dates: Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19, 2017
Times: 18:30 to 21:00
Venues: Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenrokuen Garden
Admission: free

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