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Things to Do in Kanazawa

Kanazawa, 11 Dec.

Explore these great things to see and do in Kanazawa, from Kenrokuen, one of the most famous gardens of Japan, to splendid geisha performances in the Higashi Chaya District.

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Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden

A beautiful Japanese garden with a strong historical significance.

Kanazawa Castle Park

Kanazawa Castle Park

Despite the original castle being destroyed by war, the other fortress buildings such as the Ishikawamon Gate and Sanjikken Nagaya warehouse were reconstructed repeatedly and make the castle an important cultural property.

Higasi Chaya District

Higashi Chaya District

This street in Kanazawa is filled with traditional buildings called “”chaya”” houses that are used for eating and entertainment with geisha.

Asanogawa River

Asanogawa River

A great spot for strolling. Asanogawa River flows along Ume-no Hashi Bridge, Higashi Chaya District, to Kazue-machi through the Asanogawa Ohashi Bridge.

Utatsuyama Park

Utatsuyama Park

Utatsuyama, in addition to being a park, also has an observatory (Utatsuyama Bokodai Observatory) where visitors on the top can get excellent views of the central area of the city, the Kahoku Lagoon, and The Sea of Japan.

Around Kohrinbo and Kata-machi

Kohrinbo and Kata-machi

Korinbo and Katamachi are the favorite shopping centers for the locals with the latest fashion and brand shops open.

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station

As soon as travelers arrive in Kanazawa, they are greeted by an amazing display of technology and culture right at the station.

Ohmi-cho Market

Ohmi-cho Market

This market has put food in the mouths of Kanazawa residents for over 300 years.

Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival

Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival

The biggest summer festival in Kanazawa celebrating the historic entrance of Daimyo Toshiie Maeda into Kanazawa Castle.

Sake (Kanazawa)

Sake (Kanazawa)

Kanazawa has produced high quality rice wine for over 400 years using rice and water from the region.

Sushi (Kanazawa)

Sushi (Kanazawa)

If you are travelling to Japan just to eat great sushi, Kanazawa will be a satisfying destination for you.

Nomura Samurai Family Residence

Nomura Samurai Family Residence

Once the home of the Nomura’s, an important samurai family who served the Maeda’s in the 16th century, now it is a cultural museum.

Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District

Nagamachi Buke Yashiki District

Kanazawa used to be a castle town that the Maedas, the most powerful and the wealthiest Daimyo once ruled and Nagamachi Buke Yashiki samurai residential District, was the neighborhood for top and middle-class samurai to reside.

Myoryuji Temple (Ninjadera Temple)

Myoryuji Temple (Ninjadera Temple)

The Buddhist temple in Japan known as the Ninja Temple, not because ninjas lived there, but because before it was used as a fort and lookout tower with many countermeasure technologies and mechanisms added…

Nagamachi Yuzenkan (Yuzen Silk Center)

Nagamachi Yuzenkan (Yuzen Silk Center)

Of course, what trip to Japan would be complete without an opportunity to wear kimono? At the Nagamachi Yuzenkan kimono shop, you can buy their famous Kaga Yuzen kimonos and dresses which are made using their special dying process.