Translated byHilary Keyes
Writer, translator, designer, weirdo.
Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture is a castle town and sightseeing spot known for its three major Japanese gardens. This is a fantastic place to visit when the cherry blossoms are in bloom - and even better according to the 2018 forecast!
Kanazawa in Ishikawa prefecture is a well-known sightseeing spot thanks to its status as a castle town, and for its incredible gardens. As it has retained much of its Edo era charm, Kanazawa is the perfect place to enjoy the combination of sakura (cherry blossoms), a Japanese castle and a historical townscape all at once. The best time to see the cherry blossoms each year here tends to fall from the beginning of April to the middle of April. The cherry blossoms are somewhat slow to bloom in Kanazawa when compared to Tokyo, where they tend to bloom from the end of March to the start of April.