KANAZAWA TRAVEL GUIDE

Around Kanazawa

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Hakusan White Road
Nature & Sport

Hakusan White Road

There are two ways to make your way to Shirakawa-go from Kanazawa. The fastest is…

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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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Scenic Noto
Nature & Sport

Scenic Noto

If you’re the type who likes to go a bit off the beaten path and…

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Unazuki Onsen and Kurobe Gorge
Nature & Sport

Unazuki Onsen and Kurobe Gorge

Related to the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route but deserving of its own day-trip is Unazuki Onsen and…

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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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Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route
Nature & Sport

Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route

Around one of Japan’s three sacred mountains, Tateyama, in Toyama Prefecture, visitors can find a…

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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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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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Chirihama Beach Driveway
Sea & Onsen

Chirihama Beach Driveway

Care to take a drive along the beach? Yes, you read that right – a…

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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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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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Takayama
History

Takayama

If you want to extend your Shirakawa-go adventure from Kanazawa, why not continue to Takayama…

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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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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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Shirakawa-go
History

Shirakawa-go

For those interested in day trips to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you’re in luck if…

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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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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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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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