Kanazawa has oodles of cherry trees, so when the season comes, tourists come, too. Kenrokuen Park and Kanazawa Castle are well-known and popular spots for “hanami” (cherry blossom viewing), but I prefer the blossoms along the River Sai. The trees there are arranged beautifully for several hundred meters along the river. Even better, the Hakusan mountains provide a magnificent backdrop.

The cherry blossoms in Kenrokuen are a beautiful example of the human touch; the cherry blossoms along the River Sai are a beautiful example of the natural touch.

Don’t look only for cherry blossoms in full bloom. Buds and early blooms are also wonderful, and many good scenes appear only after the petals start to fall. It’s the same with people and the same with life. See the flower buds now and watch as the cherry blossoms unfold.

My personal ranking of “hanami” spots, full of my own preferences and prejudices, is as folloows:
1. River Sai
2. Kenrokuen
3. Asano River – Higashiyama, Kazue-machi area
4. Honda no Mori
5. Utatsuyama.

Get out and see the cherry blossoms!

金沢犀川河川敷(2018年3月18日撮影)

River Sai
犀川
River Sai
犀川
River Sai
犀川
River Sai
金沢兼六園前(2018年3月18日撮影)
兼六園前
Kenrokuen
兼六園前
Kenrokuen
兼六園前
Kenrokuen
兼六園前
Kenrokuen
金沢浅野川河川敷(2018年3月18日撮影)
浅野川主計町
Asano River, Kazue-machi
浅野川主計町
Asano River, Kazue-machi
浅野川東山
Asano River, Higashiyama
東京目黒川
(2018年3月17日撮影)
Tokyo, Meguro River March 17
(2018年3月19日撮影)
Tokyo, Meguro River March 19
 六本木ミッドタウン本物オブジェ(2018年3月19日撮影)
東京飯田橋(2018年3月20日撮影)