Japanese spring starts when cherry trees come into bloom.
Cherry blossoms bloom from the end of March to the beginning of May, starting from Kyushu Island in the south, then moves gradually to Kyoto, Tokyo and Kanazawa in the central Japan, and finally to Hokkaido in the north of Japan.
In Kenrokuen garden, 420 cherry trees of 40 different kinds burst into bloom. A spectacular view is provided at the time of full bloom when their pink pedals are spread all over the garden. Admission to the garden is free from morning till night for one week during the time of cherry-blossom viewing. The free admission period will be determined only a few days in advance.
According to the current weather forecast, the blossoms in Kanazawa will come into bloom on April 4 and become in full bloom April 9.
If you are planning to visit Kanazawa around this time of year, we suggest asking for informationconcerning this spectacle at the information counter in JR Kanazawa station or your hotels.
Blooming forecast:Cherry blossoms will come into bloom on April 7 and get in full bloom on April 11 and be at their best for 4 days thereafter.
KenrokuenGarden:Ordinary admission is and its fee is 300 yen for adults and 100 yen for schoolchildren.
Free admission is .
KanazawaCastlePark:Same as Kenrokuen. The same admission fee is required only for a few special buildings.