Kanazawa

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Samurai Residence, Kanazawa
Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa
Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa
Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa
Kanazawa in winter
Kanazawa at blossom time

About Kanazawa

Kanazawa sits on the Sea of Japan coast, bordered by the Japan Alps, Hakusan National Park and Noto Peninsula National Park.
The new Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet train) makes it even easier and more convenient to reach from Tokyo.
During the Edo Period, Kanazawa served as the seat of the Maeda Clan, the second most powerful feudal clan after the Tokugawa. So Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo). Kanazawa is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a City of Crafts and Folk Art.

  • The Chaya Districts and the teahouses where geisha perform
  • Japan’s most celebrated Kenroku-en Garden
  • The Ninjadera (Ninja Temple) and its secret doors and traps
  • Kanazawa’s former samurai district Nagamachi
  • Oyama Shrine
  • Omicho Market
  • Kanazawa castle

During World War Two, Kanazawa was Japan’s second largest city (after Kyoto) to escape destruction by air raids. Consequently, parts of the old castle town, such as the Nagamachi samurai district and Chaya entertainment districts, have survived in good condition.
Today, Kanazawa remains an important city in its region, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture. The city boasts many historical attractions such as restored residences and districts, as well as modern museums. But Kanazawa’s unchallenged main attraction is Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s “three best landscape gardens” and considered by many to be the most beautiful of them all.

Our packages including Kanazawa

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