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.



  1. 1. Enchoji

    Visiting the Hidden Buddhas and Treasures of the Utatsuyama Temple Area of Kanazawa


  2. A Must for Food Lovers! How to Enjoy the Popular Kanazawa Destination, Omicho Market

    A Must for Food Lovers! How to Enjoy the Popular Kanazawa Destination, Omicho Market


  3. 1. The Old Site of Mr. Kurando Terashima's House

    A Treasure Trove of Beautiful Gardens! Five Select Historical Gardens in Kanazawa



  1. 1. Goshiki

    Five Select Tempura Restaurants You Won't Wont to Miss in Kanazawa


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  2. 1. Totoya

    Discover the Appeal of Craft Beer in Kanazawa! Five Select Bars and Restaurants for Outstanding Beer


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  3. 1. Ukyo

    Five Restaurants with Outstanding Soba to Try in the Ancient City of Kanazawa


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  1. 1. Nakashima Menya's Kaga Hachiman Okiagari

    Cute and Stylish! Japanese Goods from Kanazawa in Ishikawa Perfect as Souvenirs


  2. 1. Kutaniyaki

    5 Traditional Handicrafts to Buy in Kanazawa


  3. 1. Gold leaf cosmetics from Gold Leaf Sakuda

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



  1. 1. Rurikoh

    5 Recommended Hot-Spring Hotels in Kaga, Kanazawa


  2. 1. THE SHARE HOTELS HATCHi Kanazawa

    5 Guesthouses in Kanazawa at a Reasonable Price


  3. 1. Dormy Inn Kanazawa

    Delightfully Reasonable! 5 Business Hotels in Kanazawa


Kanazawa×Tips & Manners

  1. 1. Sushi

    Food to Have in the Winter! Five Select Specialty Foods and Ingredients that Represent the Gourmet City of Kanazawa


  2. Spice Up Your Trip with These Kanazawa Basics!

    Spice Up Your Trip with These Kanazawa Basics!


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