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Kanzawa
  • Kenrokuen Garden

    Regularly cited as one of Japan’s most impressive gardens, Kenrokuen sits in the centre to Kanazawa and offers visitors a beautiful experience all year round.

  • Omicho Seafood Market

    One of Japan’s best seafood markets, Omicho is a true delight. Open daily, the market offers an array of choice with vendors and food stalls serving fresh and delicious seafood.

  • Nagamachi Samurai District

    Located nearby Kanazawa Castle, exploring the Nagamachi Samurai District on-foot allows a glimpse of Japan's feudal past.

  • Hakusan National Park

    Visitors to Kanazawa should consider heading south and exploring the beautiful Hakusan National Park on the ‘Hakusan White Road’.

  • Kaga Onsen

    Located to the south-west of Kanazawa, Kaga Onsen consists of four hot spring towns: Yamashiro, Yamanaka, Amazu and Katayamazu.

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Kanzawa

Located on Japan’s north coast, Kanazawa has established itself as a favourite destination for international visitors as they move through Central Japan. This relatively small city is home to some beautiful historic districts, great museums and some of Japan’s best seafood. A convenient transport hub connecting rapid train services from Osaka and Kyoto to the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line, which runs to Tokyo via Nagano, Kanazawa is also a great launching point from which to explore the region.


Kanazawa is a good city to explore on-foot or by bicycle. Within easy reach of the station, Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle, Nagamachi Samurai District and several historic teahouse districts offer a glimpse of Japan’s feudal past.


As a prosperous city during the Edo Period, the ruling Maeda clan turned their attention to artisan trades and craft, something which is reflected in Kanazawa’s many museums, galleries and continued production of traditional goods.


For food lovers, the city’s Omicho Seafood Market offers some of Japan’s best seafood, caught daily the fertile waters of the Sea of Japan. Best enjoyed during the day – when the largest number of vendors and stalls are open – Omicho should not be missed.


A visit to Kanazawa also puts you within reach of some of Central Japan’s best destinations including Hakusan National Park, Kaga Onsen, the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route, Kurobe Gorge, Takayama, Shirakawa-go and Gokayama and more.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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ACCESS

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ACTIVITY

  • Kenrokuen Garden

    Translating as the ‘Garden of the Six Subl…
  • Kanazawa Castle Park

    Adjoining Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castl…
  • Nagamachi Samurai District

    Wandering the streets of the Nagamachi Sam…
  • Higashi Chaya District

    The historic precinct of Higashi Chaya is …
  • Omicho Fish Market

    Located within 15-minutes walk of Kanazawa…
  • Myoryuji (Ninja Temple)

    Often referred to as ‘Ninjadera’ or the ‘N…
  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

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  • DT Suzuki Museum

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  • Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

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  • Kurando Terashima's House

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  • Hakusan National Park

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  • Kaga Onsen

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  • Noto Peninsula

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  • Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple

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  • Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

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  • Katsuyama Dino Forest Park

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  • Katsuyama Field Station / Dinosaur Quarry

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  • Ichijodani Asakura Clan Ruins

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  • Yokokan Garden

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  • Tojinbo Cliffs

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  • Echizen Ono Castle

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HOTELS

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