KANAZAWA TRAVEL GUIDE

Around Kanazawa

Area Kanazawa

Fireworks

Fireworks

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

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Hyakumangoku Festival

Hyakumangoku Festival

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) Taking place the first weekend in June, Kanazawa’s Hyakumangoku Festival is the city’s…

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Cherry Blossoms at Kanazawa Castle and Kenroku Garden

Cherry Blossoms at Kanazawa Castle and Kenroku Garden

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) Springtime Japan brings with it beautiful cherry blossoms. Around Kanazawa, you can enjoy hanami (cherry…

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Snowy Kenroku Garden

Snowy Kenroku Garden

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) Winters around Kanazawa can mean some pretty heavy snowfall – but this snowfall…

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Uchinada Beach
Sea & Onsen

Uchinada Beach

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) A local favorite for swimming and beach shenanigans, Uchinada Beach is the…

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Ninjadera (Myoritsu-ji)
History

Ninjadera (Myoritsu-ji)

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) Commonly called “Ninjadera” or the “Ninja Temple,” Myoritsu-ji actually has no relationship to…

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D.T. Suzuki Museum
Arts & Crafts

D.T. Suzuki Museum

Take a short breather from your touring and the city’s hustle-and-bustle by stopping at the…

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Tea
Food & Drink

Tea

Long before Japan adopted coffee from the West, it was a land of tea and…

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Cooking Japanese Food
Food & Drink

Cooking Japanese Food

Looking to get a little hands-on with your Japanese food experience while in Kanazawa? You…

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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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Seafood
Food & Drink

Seafood

Across Japan, the area around Kanazawa is said to have the best seafood. The locals…

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Sushi
Food & Drink

Sushi

Around Kanazawa, fish and other kinds of seafood are renowned in Japan as being some…

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Local Markets
Food & Drink

Local Markets

Missed Tsukiji Market while you were in Tokyo? Like fresh seafood and produce? You can…

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Gold Leaf
Arts & Crafts

Gold Leaf

(Photo credit ©石川県観光連盟) The first kanji used for Kanazawa is fitting: 金 (kin, pronounced like keen)…

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Kanazawa Castle
History

Kanazawa Castle

Of the numerous historical sites to see around Kanazawa, the most prominent in the city…

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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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21st Century Museum
Arts & Crafts

21st Century Museum

While wandering all the historical sites and crafts of Kanazawa, you may find yourself looking…

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Nagamachi Samurai District
History

Nagamachi Samurai District

What do you think of when you think of Japan? Images of samurai are likely…

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Kaga Yuzen Silk Dying
Arts & Crafts

Kaga Yuzen Silk Dying

Ever wondered at the beautiful colors and florals on Japanese silk? Around Kanazawa, you can…

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Japanese Confections
Arts & Crafts

Japanese Confections

What do you think of when someone mentions Japanese sweets? Matcha flavored kit-kats? Wagashi are…

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Tea House (Geisha) Districts
History

Tea House (Geisha) Districts

Aside from samurai and sushi, geisha often come to mind when thinking about Japan. If…

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Kenroku Garden
History

Kenroku Garden

Kenroku Garden is considered one of Japan’s top 3 most beautiful gardens – and if…

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