Kanazawa Castle’s Kenrokuen Four Seasons Event

Stroll Through a Fantastical Nighttime Garden

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Light-up, free admission

From cherry blossoms in the spring to yukitsuri supporting plants in the winter, the year-round event “Kanazawa Castle’s Kenrokuen Story of Four Seasons” allows you to experience the charming nighttime sights of Kenrokuen and Kanazawa Castle Park through every season. There are various events held, including light-ups of the gardens and firefly viewings. Furthermore, admission is free during the event, so be sure to enjoy a fantastical evening stroll through the gardens!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a fantastical nighttime stroll through the gardens
  • Free admission to Kenrokuen during all event periods
  • Various events, including mini-concerts, held during light-up periods
  • Jogging prohibited in Kenrokuen

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2020 Spring Events

Nighttime cherry blossom light-up

Dates
April 5th – 11th
Hours
7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen spring light-up

Dates
April 26th – May 5th
Hours
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Tea ceremony held on the anniversary of Kenrokuen’s opening

Date
May 7th

2020 Summer Events

Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen early summer light-up

Dates
May 31st – June 2nd
Hours
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Firefly viewing

Dates
July 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th
Hours
7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen midsummer light-up

Dates
August 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th
Hours
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Free admission to Kenrokuen during summer vacation

Dates
August 14th – 16th
Hours
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

2020 Fall Events

Harvest moon viewing (trio of Kanazawa Castle, Kenrokuen, and the moon)

Dates
September 13th – 17th
Hours
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen fall light-up

Dates
November 2nd – 24th
Hours
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Free fall admission to Kenrokuen

Dates
November 3rd
Hours
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

2020 Winter Events

Free New Year’s holiday admission to Kenrokuen

Dates
December 31st - January 3rd
Hours
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
※Open all night from 5:00pm on December 31st until 8:00am on January 1st (no light-up)

Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen winter light-up

Dates
January 24th - February 2nd, February 8th – 16th
Hours
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Photos

  • Kanazawa Castle spring light-up
  • Kenrokuen spring light-up
  • Kanazawa Castle summer light-up
  • Kenrokuen summer light-up
  • Kenrokuen fall light-up
  • Kenrokuen winter light-up

Reviews

  • 林雨玵

    兼六園的夜色真的太美了~令人流連忘返難以忘懷

  • 陳新宜

    夜間的點燈和白天兼六園有著不同的風情,都非常值得一看

Basic Information

Event Period
Held every year for a limited time each season
Location
Kanazawa Castle Park, Gyokusen’inmaru Park, Kenrokuen
Address
1-4 Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa 920-0936
Telephone number
076-225-1542
Admission
Free admission during event period
Access
Take the bus to the Kenrokuen and Kanazawa Castle bus stop
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)

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