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The Best Cherry-Viewing in Ishikawa (best done early to mid April)

The two courses here cover some of the best places to view cherry blossoms decorating the castle town of Kanazawa, and amidst the natural beauty of Noto.

(Both courses are best taken in cherry blossom season, usually early April)

Castle Town Cherries Course (about 3 hours)

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station

*Last bus leaves at Kanazawa Loop Bus Hashiba-cho (4) (koban-mae) bus stop (about 10 minutes)

Kazue-machi

Kazue-machi Chaya District (along the Asano River) (about 45 minutes)

*Last bus leaves at Kanazawa Loop Bus Kenrokuen-shita (1) (Ishikawamon-mukai) bus stop (about 6 minutes)

Kenrokuen

Kenroku-en Garden (about 1-1.5 hours)

*Last bus leaves at Kanazawa Loop Bus Saisei Bungakuhi-mae bus stop (about 6 minutes)

Saisei-no-Michi route

Saisei-no-Michi route (about 30 minutes)

*Last bus leaves at Kanazawa Loop Bus Kanazawa Station East Entrance bus stop (about 17 minutes)

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station

Cherries Around Noto (about7 hours)

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station

*Train (JR express: about 1 hour, local: about 90 minutes)

 

Nanao Station

Komaruyama Park

Komaruyama Park (about 45 minutes)

 

 

Nanao Station

*Last bus leaves at Noto Railway towards Anamizu (about 35 minutes)

Noto Kashima Station 

Noto Kashima Station (about 1 hour)

Famous for its tunnel of cherry blossoms.

During blossom time there are outdoor stalls and events.

 *Last bus leaves at Noto Railway towards Anamizu (about 8 minutes)

 

Anamizu Station

 *Last bus leaves at Bus to Wajima Eki-mae (about 35 minutes), Wajima Eki-mae bus stop, then walk (about 5 minutes)

 Ipponmatsu Park

Ipponmatsu Park (about 1 hour)

 

 

Wajima Eki-mae (Wajima Road Station)

*Last bus leaves at Hokutetsu Wajima Express bus (about 2 hours) *Last bus leaves at 17:04.

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station