KANAZAWA TRAVEL GUIDE

Around Kanazawa

Area Kaga

Fall Foliage at Kakusenkei Gorge

Fall Foliage at Kakusenkei Gorge

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) If you’re planning a fall hot spring trip or will be around Kanazawa…

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Fall Foliage and Light-up at Nata Temple

Fall Foliage and Light-up at Nata Temple

Every year around late October, early November, the Japanese maples at Nata Temple become a…

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Fall Foliage on the White Road

Fall Foliage on the White Road

If you’re around Kanazawa and planning to visit Shirakawa-go sometime in October-November, definitely consider taking…

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Fruit Picking

Fruit Picking

Looking to get your hands in the dirt a little, or to enjoy freshly picked…

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Fireworks

Fireworks

Aside from festivals, summer wouldn’t be complete in Japan without massive fireworks displays. Quite a…

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Cherry Blossoms at Rojo Park

Cherry Blossoms at Rojo Park

If you’d rather avoid the crowds in Kanazawa during cherry blossom season, you can take…

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Otabi Festival

Otabi Festival

Komatsu City’s largest festival, Otabi Festival, takes place every May. The festival is over 250…

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Skiing

Skiing

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) Being close to the mountains in winter means skiing! Check out the Ichirino…

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Cycling Tours
Nature & Sport

Cycling Tours

Around Kanazawa, cycling tours to take in scenic and traditional farming areas has become a…

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Kurakakeyama
Nature & Sport

Kurakakeyama

If you want to wander through nature but don’t have the time or physical ability…

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Ataka-no-Seki and the View Terrace
Sea & Onsen

Ataka-no-Seki and the View Terrace

With its rocky shores, the Ataka seaside is not renowned as a beachside resort area.…

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Sake & Brewery Tours
Food & Drink

Sake & Brewery Tours

While many foreign visitors to Japan claim their dislike of Japanese sake, hopefully you’ll consider…

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Hakusan
Nature & Sport

Hakusan

Standing protectively over the cities of southern Ishikawa, Hakusan stands 2,702 meters (8,865 feet) tall…

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Nata Temple
History

Nata Temple

Hidden away in the foothills of Komatsu city is a temple with just over 1300…

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Washu Bar Engawa
Food & Drink

Washu Bar Engawa

The world of sake is widely unknown outside of Japan. In fact, what many outside…

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Yamashiro Onsen
Sea & Onsen

Yamashiro Onsen

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) Said to have been founded when the monk Gyoki witnessed a crow healing…

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Yamanaka Onsen
Sea & Onsen

Yamanaka Onsen

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) Nestled in a narrow valley along the Kakusenkei Gorge is perhaps the most…

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Katayamazu Onsen
Sea & Onsen

Katayamazu Onsen

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) On the shores of Shibayama Lagoon is Katayamazu Onsen – another of the…

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Awazu Onsen
Sea & Onsen

Awazu Onsen

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) One of the four hot spring towns in the Kaga area, Awazu Onsen…

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Washi
Arts & Crafts

Washi

Sometimes called Japanese papyrus, washi is a thick, strong type of paper made from the…

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Kutani Ceramics
Arts & Crafts

Kutani Ceramics

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) If you like painting ceramics, while visiting Kanazawa why not try ceramic painting…

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Lacquerware
Arts & Crafts

Lacquerware

Japanese lacquerware is fairly well-known around the world, especially the wooden boxes with their beautiful…

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