Best Kanazawa Travel Guide In Ishikawa Prefecture

Best things to do in Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture. Some famous places, such as Kenroku-en Garden, 21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Castle and many other attractions. We selected best guides from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been to Ishikawa.

17 Best Kanazawa Travel Guide In Ishikawa Prefecture

Kenrokuen Garden

No.1 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spot In Kanazawa! Kenroku-en Selected As One Of The 100 Best Cherry Blossom Spots

You can enjoy Kenroku-en throughout the year, but the cherry blossom season is specially recommendable. There're co-starring 40 kinds and 420 trees of cherry blossom.

The Kotoji Lantern, Symbol of Kenrokuen Garden that is one of the 3 Most Famous Gardens

The forked Kotoji lantern is the symbol of this famous park. It seems to be glancing the front huge pond, and such an appearance gathers many people with cameras in their hands.

Kanazawa Castle Park

Fascinating Harmony Between Picturesque Kanazawa Castle & Cherry Blossom

Kanazawa Castle Park adjoining Kenroku-en Garden, a well-known place for cherry blossom. On Ohori-dori Street (between Kenroku-en and Castle Park) and Hasuikemon-dori (a street from Konya-zaka to Mayumi-zaka guchi), the scene of 360 cherry blossom trees, Someiyoshino, are the highlights.

Kazue-machi Chaya District

Beautiful Harmony Of Proudly Blooming Cherries & Tasteful Traditional Townscape

One of the three chaya towns in Kanazawa, Kazue-machi chaya town has tasteful stone pavements and Sembon-koushi (wooden lattice windows). As soon as you enter the narrow alley, you can feel like a time travel to Edo Period. It becomes more tasteful in the season of cherry blossoms. You all shouldn't miss the scenery of both together in only spring.

Chaya-gai Street With A Calm Atmosphere At The Asano River Side

Kazue-machi chaya-gai is one of the three chaya gai in Kanazawa. Chaya-gai is the old name of an amusement center. Houses with beautiful latticed windows named Kinusuko. You can enjoy slow walking around the street.

Higashi Chaya District

A Tasteful Chaya-gai You Can Enjoy Shopping And Café Time

Higashi chaya-gai is the most famous of the three chaya-gai districts in Kanazawa. Pretty cafes and shops stand in a line like an old castle town. Ocha-ya that says 'First-time Customers Refused' at night, opens as a café in the daytime and you can enter in the shop.

Nishi Chaya District

Small, But You Must Not Miss! A Fashionable And Calm Chaya-gai District

Nishi chaya-gai is one of the three chaya-gai districts in Kanazawa. It's smaller than others, there are the biggest number of geiko (young geisha) in fact. Some fashionable shops that you can meet only here. You may want to overreach yourself and walk in the district.

Kanazawa Umimirai Library

A City Library With Beautiful Dotted Windows

It has won some prizes such as '25 most beautiful libraries in the world'. Inside the library with windows like dots on the white wall, the 2nd and 3rd floor are very open for the stairwells. There're three different sizes for the windows and the sun light comes from them beautifully to wrap the room gently.

21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art Kanazawa

A Symbolic Art Of This Museum 'The Swimming Pool'

Leandro Erich's 'The Swimming Pool' is very attractive to take pictures! It's can be seen both from the ground and inside the pool, and you can see from the ground for free.

A Museum Like A Park You Can Enjoy All Of Your Families

Its circle shape is characteristic for the museum. It's a museum though like a park, you can enjoy leisurely. Of course, the pay exhibitions, even free zone you can touch the arts with people of all ages.

Suzuki Museum

Peaceful & Quiet Room For Zen

A worldwide Buddhism philosopher Daisetsu Suzuki who made zen culture popular in the world. Yoshio Taniguchi embodied his ideas, and the unique design is worth visiting for anyone not only the architecture fans.

Kanazawa Yuwaku Edo Mura

Time Travel To Edo Period! Outdoor Museum Fill Of Old Time Mood Of Kanazawa Castle Town

In the large sight, you can see nine buildings such as samurai residences, old stores and farm houses including the important cultural assets that were used in the domain of Kaga in Edo period. This is a valuable cultural facility shows a part of the culture of forceful domain of Kaga and life of ordinary people.


A Fascinating Hanamachi Atmosphere Remains Here. An Important Cultural Asset 'Ocha-ya' With A Long History.

There's a lingering scent of old times here and there in this representative structure of 'ocha-ya', and you can feel like a time traveling to Edo period. Such an elaborately, gorgeously and dignifiedly made house in Higashi Chaya Machi had been once set as high valuation as Kyoto Gion. Feel the fascinating atmosphere.

A Site Of Samurai House Nomura-ke

Fascinated With A Beautiful Japanese Garden. Two Michelin-starred High Class Samurai House

Fusuma doors with landscape paintings of the Kano school, shoji (papered) doors with glasses, and ceiling all made of Japanese cypress, the formal house has these wonderful workmanship. And, a garden won the third place of the best Japanese garden chosen by the garden specialized journal in America is worth seeing.


Soy Sauce Town' You Can Enjoy Taste, Fragrance And Looking Around

Ono town is a soy sauce-producing center since Edo era (around 1600-1800) where tasteful houses stand in a line. Ono soy sauce is characterized by its taste of sweetness and good flavor. You can enjoy visiting factories, soy sauce sweets and shopping omiyage in this town like a theme park of soy sauce.

Ishikawa Prefecture Kanazawa Port Ohno KARAKURI MEMORIAL MUSEUM

A Model Of An Electric Generator & Tin Toys. Interesting Karakuri Memorial Museum You May Forget The Time

Benkichi Ohno's memorial museum has lots of his inventions. Everyone must be absorbed in 3-D puzzle and forget the time passing! Why don't you try?

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa's Symbol! A Great Tuzumi-mon Gate Born From A Traditional Performing Arts Of Japan

A beautiful architecture in front of Kanazawa station, it's called Tuzumi-mon borrowing its motif from tuzumi, a kind of drums used in a traditional performing arts 'Nogaku'. With a Motemashi Dome in it, they emanate great presences.