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Once you visit Kanazawa, you will love and want to live there. Called 'Little Kyoto', Kanazawa is a very attractive city with its famous Kenrokuen (one of the Three Great Gardens in Japan), Kanazawa Castle, nostalgic Geisha town (the second biggest Geisha district in Japan), many museums and of course its food culture! Kanazawa is a leading tourist city where 7 million tourists visit every year and very well orientated for tourists.

Higashi Chaya District Kanazawa
Higashi Chaya District Kanazawa

Historically Kanazawa was a great castle town ruled by Maeda Family from the 17th century to the 19th century. Kanazawa has not suffered devastation from war or major natural disasters. Therefore, Kanazawa maintains historical houses and inherits traditional handicrafts and traditional performing arts.

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PREFECTURE CAPITAL

Kanazawa

Kanazawa
Kanazawa is a very attractive city with its famous Kenrokuen Garden (one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan), Kanazawa Castle, nostalgic Geisha town (second only to Kyoto), many museums and...

DISTRICTS

Higashi Chaya District

Higashi Chaya District
Higashi Chaya District (East Geisha District) where Geisha entertain people by dance and music since the 17th century. Kanazawa has the second most Geisha in Japan, second only to Kyoto. Hig...

Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District

Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District
Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District is a Samurai house district in Kanazawa where the top to middle class Samurai who served Kanazawa Castle lived from 1583 to 1868. Here you can still see the ...

CASTLES

Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle
Kanazawa Castle is a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Kanazawa right next to Kenrokuen, which originally was the private garden of the castle. Kanazawa Castle was built in 1583 by the order ...

LANDMARKS

Chamise-dori Street

Chamise-dori Street
Chamise-dori Street is a nostalgic street between Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen. There are several souvenir shops and cafes on the street....

Former Nomura Samurai House

Former Nomura Samurai House
Former Nomura Samurai House (Kanazawa) is where the Nomura Family, who successively held executive posts from generation to generation under rule of the Maeda Family, lived. The house has a ...

Former Tsuda Samurai House

Former Tsuda Samurai House
Former Tsuda Samurai House is within Kenrokuen where it is now used as administration building for the park....

Kinjo Reitaku

Kinjo Reitaku
Kinjo Reitaku is a well within Kenrokuen Garden....

Motenashi Dome

Motenashi Dome
Motenashi Dome is a glass dome at the beautiful Kanazawa Station. Motenashi means welcome in Japanese....

Naga-machi Yuzen Center

Naga-machi Yuzen Center
Naga-machi Yuzen Center, in Kanazawa, also known as the Yuzen Silk Center. Yuzen refers to a traditional technique of dyeing silk fabrics for kimonos or products made with the technique....

Seisonkaku Villa

Seisonkaku Villa
Seisonkaku Villa in Kanazawa, which was built in 1863 for Maeda Family's wives. Seisonkaku Villa is next to Kenrokuen and entry can be made via the southern part of the garden....

Shima Geisha House

Shima Geisha House
Shima Geisha House built in 1820 when Kaga federal government established Geisha district in Kanazawa. Everything has kept as it was. Shima Geisha House is designated as a National Cultural ...

Yougetsu Inn

Yougetsu Inn
Yougetsu Inn is a tradtional style Japanese Inn in the Higashi Chaya Geisha district of Kanazawa....

SHRINES

Ishiura Shrine

Ishiura Shrine
Ishiura Shrine is believed to have been built in the 8th century, making it the oldest shrine in Kanazawa. Ishiura Shrine was relocated from Shimohonda-cho to its current site in 1880, where...

Kanazawa Shrine

Kanazawa Shrine
Kanazawa Shrine was established in 1794 by the order of Maeda Harunaga, a feudal lord of Kaga Clan. It worships Sugawara Michizane who was a scholar, poet and politician in the 9-10th centur...

Oyama Shrine

Oyama Shrine
Oyama Shrine is a beautiful Shinto shrine with distinctive main gate called the Shinmon (God Gate). This main gate was designed by Dutch and has a mix of Japanese, Chinese and European archi...

Sugawara Shrine

Sugawara Shrine
Sugawara Shrine is in the Higashi Chaya Geisha district of Kanazawa....

MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa offers both art and creations from wide-ranging fields related to art, including music, the performing arts, and film. 21st Century Museum o...

Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum

Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum
Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum Kanazawa showcases the history of Ishikawa from ancient time to modern time. The Ishikawa Prefectural History Museum building is a replica of the military...

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art (Kanazawa) showcases the fine arts and crafts of Ishikawa Prefecture. It exhibits paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, traditional arts and crafts whose a...

Traditional Arts & Crafts of Ishikawa

Traditional Arts & Crafts of Ishikawa
Traditional Arts & Crafts of Ishikawa displays all the famous traditional arts and crafts of Ishikawa (Kanazawa region) and offers visitors an introduction to the process of making these...

THEATRES and CONCERT HALLS

Ishikawa Prefectural Noh Theater

Ishikawa Prefectural Noh Theater
Ishikawa Prefectural Noh Theater Kanazawa is a classical Japanese musical drama that started in the 14th century and still has performances every weekend. Many characters are masked, with me...

GARDENS and PARKS

Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden is by far the most famous part of Kanazawa. Kenrokuen is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, maybe the best one of all as it is also designated as a Special Place of Sc...

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTERS

Shiinoki Cultural Complex

Shiinoki Cultural Complex
Shiinoki Cultural Complex features a tourist information center, restaurant, cafe, conference rooms and galleries. Shiinoki Cultural Complex was completed in 2010 after renovation and conver...

TRAIN STATIONS

JR Kanazawa Station

JR Kanazawa Station
Kanazawa Station (JR) is one of the most beautiful train stations in Japan. A glass dome called 'Motenashi Dome' and a wooden gate called 'Tsuzumi-mon' welcome you to Kanazawa when you get o...

SHOPPING

Omi-cho Market

Omi-cho Market
Omi-cho Market in central Kanazawa was established in the middle of the 18th century. Omi-cho Market has been serving fresh food for both locals and tourists since. Here you can buy beautif...

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