Visit Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival

Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival is a summer festival with a noble samurai procession to Kanazawa Castle. An mesmerizing parade through the city captivates festival goers, with traditional dancing and music in the streets. The Hyakumangoku Festival is an exciting tribute to Kanazawa's feudal history.

Visit Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival

Don't Miss

Hyakumangoku Parade
Traditional Takigi Noh dancing
Hundreds of candle-lit lanterns floating down the Asanogawa River

How to Visit Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival

The festival takes place in the central area of Kanazawa city.

Kanazawa can be accessed by bullet train from Tokyo in 2.5 hours and from Osaka and Kyoto by limited express train in 2.5 hours.

Quick Facts About Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival

Celebrates the entry of feudal lord Maeda Toshiie into Kanazawa Castle in 1583
Held during the first weekend in June each year
Hyakumangoku = 5,000,000 bushels of rice

Feel the excitement of local pride

Every year, the proud citizens of Kanazawa gather in the center of the city for the Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival, focused around the main parade, beginning with a send off from Kanazawa Station. Taiko drum players kick off the parade with an energetic performance in front of the Tsuzumi-mon gate.

Boasting 400 years of history

The parade advances through the streets of Kanazawa for about 2 hours until Toshiie Maeda, played by an actor, and the samurai warriors and princesses, reach Kanazawa castle on horseback, where celebrations and reenactments continue.

Participate in the diverse events throughout town

After the main parade, you'll be able to see summer festival dances performed by locals in the streets of Kanazawa in the Korinbo area. The night before, lanterns are sent down the Asano river, and throughout the festival there are activities happening around Kanazawa, such a tea ceremonies at Kenroku-en garden, beauty contests, and children's parades. All are welcome to participate.

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