Higashi Chaya District
Hyakumangoku Festival
Kenrokuen Garden

So many reasons 

to visit Kanazawa...

Photo credit: Kanazawa City

Your Guide To Discovering Kanazawa

Kanazawa is the perfect year-round destination, with something to suit everyone.

Situated on the west coast of Japan, Kanazawa is a wonderful place to visit and explore at any time of year. Discover beautiful gardens, tranquil old teahouses, the Samurai district, bustling market towns, and much more…


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Just off the busy area of Kanazawa there is a Buddhist temple known as Ninja-dera (“Ninja Temple”). The real name of this favorite tourist attraction is Myoryu-ji, located just after crossing the Sai-gawa river. 


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Ochaya: Japanease teahouse

In Japan, an ochaya, while literally meaning “tea house,” is not actually a place to go for drinking tea. An ochaya was actually a place for customers to be entertained by geisha, with a history dating back to the Kaga clan era...

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Chisen-kaiyu garden

Chisen-kaiyu (or “stroll garden”) is a well-known form of Japanese garden design. These types of garden were originally intended as recreational sites for the wealthy and formed part of the estates of aristocrats and feudal lords...

Since the opening of the Hokuriku bullet train line in March 2015, some of my friends in Tokyo have been to Kanazawa and told me they really loved it, so on a sunny day in May I decided to take my wife to what is currently the hottest city in Japan. 

Hokuriku Shinkansen

I went to Kanazawa at the weekend with my mum. On the new Hokuriku bullet train, of course! When I was a kid, I used to live in Fukui and Toyama, both of which are neighboring cities to Kanazawa and weren’t very accessible from other cities at that time.

Hokuriku Shinkansen
Hokuriku Shinkansen




Chirihama Nagisa Driveway – drive your car on the beach!

Hakui city and Hodatsu Shimizu-cho in Ishikawa prefecture boast the 8-kilometer-long Chirihama Nagisa Driveway – the only sandy beach in Japan on which you can drive a car.