Top 5 Places for Cherry Blossom Viewing in Kanazawa
Usually, cherry blossom season comes to Kanazawa a week later than Tokyo and Osaka, around the beginning of April every year. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, Kenrokuen Garden is open to the public free of charge for a week. The admission-free week will be announced when cherry blossoms start blooming. In Kanazawa Castle Park next to Kenrokuen Garden is the Ushitora-yagura which is a little-known but great spot overlooking the garden surrounded by cherry blossoms. After sunset, the cherry blossoms reflecting on the water of the inner moat make perfect pictures. Another popular spot is in Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District where you can enjoy cherry blossoms by the Asano River. From Umeno-hashi Bridge and Nakano-hashi Bridge, you can see the cherry blossoms along the river. If you are lucky, you might be able to see a flurry of cherry blossom petals, just like in a movie.
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