On Wednesday morning, I managed to run up Utatsuyama Park in Kanazawa. It is the hilly area on the east side of the castle.
This run was a different route from my usual in Kanazawa - and it was very enjoyable. My reports on previous visits - May 2009, January 2010, and February 2012.
This was towards the start - many steps to one of many temples there.
The area was very hilly, green, and beautiful. This is the flower and tree garden - it has over 8,000 bushes of 12 different types of azaleas.
A typical of the trails of the park.
The view of Kanazawa from the observatory at the top. I learned that through Edo Period, commoners were not allowed to climb to this area because from here one could look down upon the castle.
Back down to the city - running along Asano River.