Travel to Kanazawa and Gokayama Part 3: Illumination at Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) and Gokayama (Toyama Prefecture) for three days and two nights. This was my first visit to Hokuriku District and I felt unique atmosphere there. In this article, I will write about illumination at Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station as part of Day 1.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Kanazawa Station, Omi-cho Market and Oyama Jinja Shrine
* Day 1 (2) Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum and D.T. Suzuki Museum
* Day 1 (3) Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station (Illumination) [This article]
* Day 2 (1) Kenrokuen Garden
* Day 2 (2) Kanazawa Castle Park
* Day 2 (3) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District
* Day 2 (4) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District (Light-up)
* Day 3 (1) Gokayama: Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (2) Gokayama: Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (3) Kanazawa Station

[Travel Date]
2016.05.14-16

[Main Part]

Following the previous post, I watched the light-up at Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station.

Light-up at Kanazawa Castle Park

Kanazawa Castle Park is a city park where there used to be Kanazawa Castle. There are several sightseeing spots in the park and the light-up is held at two places – Gyokusen’inmaru Garden and around San-no-maru square.

Evening view at Gyokusen’inmaru Garden.Gyokusen’inmaru Garden evening view1

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Gyokusen’inmaru Garden evening view2

Moved from Gyokusen’inmaru Garden to around San-no-maru square.""

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Hishi Yagura, Gojukken Nagaya and Hashizume-mon Tsuzuki Yagura, which were reconstructed in 2001.Kanazawa Castle Park evening view1

The following three photos were taken at Ishikawa-mon gate.""

Kanazawa Castle Park evening view2

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Now It was getting dark.""

Again, Hishi Yagura, Gojukken Nagaya and Hashizume-mon Tsuzuki Yagura.""

Kanazawa Castle Park evening view3

Hashizume-mon gate.""

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The view of Hishi Yagura, Gojukken Nagaya and Hashizume-mon Tsuzuki Yagura from Ni-no-maru square.""

Back to Gyokusen’inmaru Garden.""

Gyokusen’inmaru Garden light-up1

Gyokusen’inmaru Garden light-up2

Now the sun went down completely and I took photos around San-no-maru square one last time.

View of Hishi Yagura, Gojukken Nagaya and Hashizume-mon Tsuzuki Yagura from Ni-no-maru square.Kanazawa Castle Park light-up1

Hashizume-mon gate.""

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View of Hishi Yagura, Gojukken Nagaya and Hashizume-mon Tsuzuki Yagura from San-no-maru square.Kanazawa Castle Park light-up2

The final shot was taken at Ishikawa-mon gate.""

Then, I left Kanazawa Castle Park.

Light-up Kanazawa Station (Tsuzumi-mon)

Since I stayed near Kanazawa station, I took the light-up at Kanazawa station as my last activity of the first day.

Tsuzumi-mon.Kanazawa Station light-up1

Kanazawa Station light-up2

You can see Welcome gate (Mote-Nashi Dome) over Tsuzumi-mon.""

The final photo was the view of Tsuzumi-mon fromWelcome gate (Mote-Nashi Dome).""

Now, I completed all of my activities for the first day.

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about illumination at Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station as part of Day 1.Kanazawa Castle Park is crowded with visitors during the day, but there are less visitors in the evening. So, you can enjoy the light-up with less stress 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Kenrokuen Garden.

[Map]

[Related Link]
Kanazawa Tourist Information Guide (English)
Kanazawa Castle Park (English)


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