Wa-Oh! JAPAN

Kanazawa

Kanazawa is one of Japan's foremost cities, once managed by Japan's famous warrior, Maeda Toshiie. It's famous for its lacquerware called wajimanuri, dyed fabrics and kimono using a technique called kagayuzen,a type of porcelain called kutaniyaki, and other such traditional culture as well as an ancient townscape. It faces the sea, so you can enjoy regional cuisine made with fresh seafood, sushi, and local sake. There are various sweets including traditional wagashi available. In the area are hot spring resorts where you can visit a traditional ryokan inn with a hot spring bath and enjoy their cuisine and natural scenery. It snows often, and soaking in a bath while gazing at the snowscape and enjoying a meal is a precious way of enjoying a Japanese experience. In the same prefecture are Wajima and the Noto Peninsula, areas of natural beauty. In the neighboring prefecture, Toyama, there's the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route where you can enjoy scenery like a walls of snow and a sea of clouds.
Kanazawa is a 2-3 hour train ride from Kyoto, Osaka, and Tokyo, so why not stop by? From Tokyo, you can ride the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet train, which just started in March 2015.

Topics

Kanazawa×Sightseeing

  1. 1. Kenrokuen Garden

    Five Recommended Cherry Blossom Spots in Kanazawa

    2017.03.09

  2. 1. Enjoy the night blossoms at Kenrokuen

    Five Things to Do in Kanazawa in Spring

    2017.03.02

  3. 1. Ubagataki Falls

    Five Places for Outstanding Scenery Accessible from Kanazawa

    2017.02.09

Kanazawa×Food

  1. 1. Le Musee De H KANAZAWA

    Even locals are big fans! 5 Fancy Cafes in Kanazawa

    NEW

    2017.03.16

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 1. Shinosuke

    Recommended Premium Sushi Restaurants in Kanazawa

    2017.02.02

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Kanazawa Maimon Sushi Main Branch (Ekinishimoto-ten)

    Five Select Restaurants Within The Conveyor Belt Sushi Battleground of Kanazawa

    2017.02.02

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Kanazawa×Shopping

  1. 1. Kutaniyaki

    5 Traditional Handicrafts to Buy in Kanazawa

    2017.01.12

  2. 1. Gold leaf cosmetics from Gold Leaf Sakuda

    5 Gold Leaf Items You'll Definitely Want to Take Home from Kanazawa

    2016.12.21

  3. 1. Gold Leaf Products

    Top Five Souvenirs to Buy in Kanazawa

    2016.11.24

Kanazawa×Hotels

  1. 1. Hotel Nikko Kanazawa

    Five Recommended Hotels in Kanazawa Famous for Their Breakfasts

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    2017.03.16

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. You'll want to leave Kanazawa to visit! The Charms of the Long-Established Inn, Wakura Onsen Kagaya

    You'll want to leave Kanazawa to visit! The Charms of the Long-Established Inn, Wakura Onsen Kagaya

    2017.02.16

  3. 1. ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa

    Convenient for Sightseeing! 5 Recommended Hotels and Hot Spring Inns Within Kanazawa

    2017.02.16

Kanazawa×Tips & Manners

  1. Spice Up Your Trip with These Kanazawa Basics!

    Spice Up Your Trip with These Kanazawa Basics!

    2017.02.09

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