During Edo period (1603-1868), the Kaga Domain was one of the wealthiest in Japan, earning the nickname "Kaga-hyakuman-goku", the domain with a revenue of one million koku of rice (a koku was a unit of measurement of rice, an important economic commodity of the time). Kanazawa Castle was inhabited by the head of the Kaga Domain, the Maeda family. Several fires claimed most of the original castle structures; today, only a few buildings remain, such as Ishikawa-mon Gate. However, multiple buildings have been reconstructed using the original building techniques from those days. Look carefully at the traditional timber framework using classic Japanese advanced construction skills in which not a single nail is used. The beautiful stone walls and the beauty of Gyokuseninmaru Garden also make this park an ideal place for a spring exploration. The highlights of spring are the beautiful cherry blossoms, especially those that bloom spectacularly alongside the stone walls. You can also enjoy the gorgeous views of cherry blossoms illuminated at night.
1-1, Marunouchi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0937,Japan
7am to 6pm (8am to 5pm from October 16th to end of February.)