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  • November 9, 2017

    Maruoka Castle

    First constructed in 1576 by Shibata Katsutoyo, Mauroka Castle lays claim to being one of Japan’s last remaining castles. In truth, only the keep (main tower) and supporting walls are originally, and...
  • May 3, 2017

    Kanazawa: Kanazawa Station Area

    Located on the north coast, Kanazawa is one of Japan's most historic and enjoyable cities and the northern gateway to Central Japan. Now firmly established as a popular stop on that route, Kanazawa...
  • May 1, 2017

    Kanazawa: Kenrokuen Garden & Kanazawa Castle Area

    The area around and to the west of Kanazawa’s famous Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle Park boasts many of the city’s best museums including the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Ishikawa...
  • May 1, 2017

    Kanazawa: Higashi Chaya District & Asano River Area

    Known for its traditional teahouses and historic streetscape, the Higashi Chaya District of Kanazawa is a popular destination for many travellers. Located on the eastern-side of Asano River, around...
  • May 1, 2017

    Kanazawa: Komatsu Airport Area

    Komatsu Airport is the nearest airport to Kanazawa, located around 30km to the southwest of the city. The airport handles mostly domestic air traffic while also handling a small number of flights t...
  • May 1, 2017

    Kanazawa: Kaga Onsen Area

    The hot spring area of Kaga Onsen is made-up of four towns: Yamashiro, Yamanaka, Amazu and Katayamazu. Each of the four towns be reached from Kaga Onsen Station, using the Canbus shuttle service. T...
  • May 1, 2017

    Noto Peninsula Area

    The Noto Peninsula is a large area of land stretching around 100km into the Sea of Japan. Known for its rugged, beautiful coastline and traditional way of life, accommodation is spread across the p...
  • April 30, 2017

    Fukui: Fukui Station Area

    Fukui City is the capital of Fukui Prefecture. A convenient stop on the Limited Express Thunderbird service running from Kanazawa to Kyoto and Osaka, Fukui City itself doesn’t have a lot of attract...
  • April 25, 2017

    Fukui: Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple Area

    Located around 30-minutes by bus from Fukui Station, Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple is one of the most rewarding destinations in Japan. Founded in 1244 by the Buddhist scholar Dogen Zenji, Daihonzan Eih...