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April 10, 2015 - Night illumination at Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle

After arrival at Kanazawa Station , I planned to check in at my hostel
and rest before next day trip to Alpine Route.
But manager at hostel informed me that, tonight illumination is held
at Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle.
Leaving baggage at hostel, I decided to use that opportunity
to visit one of best gardens in Japan

Cherry trees entered full bloom state day before my arrival
Kasumigaike pond
Illuminated cherry trees, and night city behind
Dog sitting at back of food stand

Following flow of visitors, after leaving Kenrokuen Garden, I have reached
Kanazawa Castle grounds that were recostructed in recent years.

Ishikawa Gate surrounded by sakura
Gojukken Nagaya Storehouse
Defensive turret
Event was taking place in Gojukken Nagaya Storehouse, but required entry pass

A lot of cherry trees were planted alongside castle moat

Drained moat converted as path

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List of Posts:
2015/04/12 - Short cycle on Shimanami Kaido, exploring Innoshima island.
2015/04/11 - Early spring visit at Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
2015/04/10 - Night illumination at Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle
2015/04/08 - Itsukushima Shrine at low tide and Mt.Misen climbing - Spring 2015
2015/04/08 - Iwakuni Castle and Kintai-kyo Bridge - Spring 2015
2015/04/06 - City of Hiroshima in half day visit.
2015/04/05 - Evening view at bay area from Cosmo Tower
2015/04/05 - Energy recovery at Kinosaki Onsen
2015/04/04 - Handayama Botanical Garden and side trip to Kurashiki
2015/04/04 - Osaka Sakuranomiya Park and Okayama Korakuen Garden
2015/04/03 - Kyoto Arashiyama district and evening visit at Yasaka Shrine
2015/04/03 - Wakakusayama hike and visit at Kasuga Taisha Shrine
2015/04/02 - Nunobiki Herb Garden, waterfall trail descent and brief visit at Meriken Park
2015/04/02 - Two sides of newly opened Himeji Castle