Kanazawa 5 Towns: the five towns that make up the heart of Kanazawa

Posted on 21/09/2015

Kohrinbo, Katamachi, Tatemachi, Kakinokibatake, and Hirosaka are known as the “Kanazawa 5 Towns,” located in the heart of Kanazawa. Kohrinbo boasts a series of large shops, including famous local department store Daiwa; Katamachi is the busiest area for restaurants and bars in the Hokuriku region; Tatemachi is the home of street culture; the backstreets of Kakinokibatake retain a local and nostalgic atmosphere; and Hirosaka combines Kanazawa’s traditional culture and modern art. The five towns with different features now work together as one, combining to create a unique town offering dedicated and caring services and various events to develop the tourist and cultural town of Kanazawa. If you walk around the 5 towns, you will experience the different charms of Kanazawa and always find something new.      

Kohrinbo

Kohrinbo is one of the largest shopping and business districts on the west coast of Japan. It features a main street with large shopping malls including the long-established local department stores...

Katamachi

Tatemachi

Hirosaka

Katamachi shopping district on Route 157 has a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars, attracting people day and night. It is the busiest area in the Hokuriku region. Katamachi is busy...

Tatemachi is Hokuriku region’s number one fashion street. A huge selection of shops aim to attract people with their own sense of style, contributing to the street’s unique character. The 430...

Bordering Kanazawa’s popular tourist spots such as Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenrokuen Gardens, Hirosaka is the place where you can feel Kanazawa’s history, culture, the present, and the...

The Kuratsuki and Onosho canals running through the downtown of Kakinokibatake create a somewhat nostalgic atmosphere, even though the town is right next to the modern areas...

Kakinokibatake

Katamachi District  ©Kanazawa City/©JNTO