Things To Do In ishikawa


Special Things To Do to travel in ishikawa Prefecture that Japanese travelers and locals recommend.

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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.

Kanazawa's Great Spot For Photos! Higashi Chayagai Looks Excellent With Kimono

Higashi Chayagai District is the largest one of the three Chayagai Districts in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. There're beautiful houses with traditional wooden fences and red walls. And they're very photogenic with Japanese Kimono! You can also enjoy lunch and cafe at Higashi Chayagai.

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.

Nata-dera Temple

Surprising Nature! Kigan Yusenkyou, The Site Of Ancient Submarine Eruptions

Started in 717, with a history of 1300 years, Nata-dera Temple has some nationally designated important cultural properties. And this wonderful view around 'Kigan Yusenkyou (strangely shaped rocks and a gorge a wizard living) was read in Matsuo Basho's haiku 'ishiyama no, ishi yori shiroshi, aki no kaze.' (Whiter than rocks of a rock mountain, an autumn wind)

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.

Kenroku-en Garden In Autumn And Winter

You can enjoy the cycle of the seasons at Kenroku-en much more than other Japanese Gardens! Spring cherry blossom, summer iris, autumn colored leaves and winter propped pine tree with snow, There're also illumination events in each season.

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.

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.

Kinjo Reitaku

The Strongest Spiritual Power Spot In Kanazawa! A Mysterious Spring That The Name 'Kanazawa' Is derived From

In old time, a man Togoro washed yam here, then he found gold dusts. From such a story, 'a swamp (沢) to wash gold (金)' became 'Kanazawa (金沢). It doesn't run dry under a blazing sun in midsummer and overflow after a long rain. It's a mysterious spring always filled with clear water.

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.

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.

A Library Selected As The Most Beautiful 4 Libraries In The World By BBC

The novel and beautiful building that has won many prizes such as Good Design Award and the most attractive 20 libraries in the world (the major travel guide in USA) is worth seeing at least once. You can see inside as you like, and after making application, you can take pictures.

Mortorcar Museum Of Japan

Car Museum With 500 Famous Cars

A car museum filled up to the 3rd floor, such as old famous cars and Rolls-Royce that Princess Diana got in. If you aren't a big fan of cars, you can enjoy here at cafe and photo space.

Kimono Rental Shop KOKOYUI

Find Your Favorite Kimono! Walking In Kanazawa With Casual Kimono

At Rental Kimono Shop KOKOYUI, you can choose casual kimono from 150 kinds, and what's more, you can coordinate also Obi, Han-eri (collar), Obi-dome (accessary for Obi) and even Haori (jacket for kimono). I like the decorative tied Obi, so they can dress us very beautifully and carefully.

Rosanjin's Cottage, Iroha Souan

An Extraordinary Artist & Foodie Kitaoji Rosanjin Loved The Cottage All His Life

Although he had stayed here only for a short term, he was concerned here ' Iroha Soan' till his last years. In the building, his work-room and a study are left as they are, and his rare art works are exhibited. You can totally enjoy a world of Rosanjin.

Korin-ji Temple

Kanazawa's Popular Spiritual Spot! Prayer Temple Where The Visitors Never Stopped

Korin-ji Temple is secretly becoming popular as a temple for success in one-wish. Any kinds of wish will be OK, but only one for one person. And the way of praying is also very unique. If you touch the White Fudo sitting in the garden, you can get a beautiful skin. So don't miss touching it!

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.

Shirayamahime Shrine

Good Effect On Marriage! Shirayamahime Shrine For The Strongest God Of Love

The deity 'Kukuri-hime' mediated between the gods 'Izanagi' and 'Izanami' who was a married couple and had found Japan. And more, 'Kukuri' is similar to 'kukuru (form a connection)', Kukuri-hime has been adored as a god for harmony and marriage since ancient times.

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 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.

Keta-taisha Shrine

Strong Supporter For Ladies In Love! Keta-taisha Shrine Is The Most Powerful Spot For Good Matrimony In Noto Peninsula

The shrine has a matrimony prayer spot named 'Kirei Musubi Dokoro' that is the only one in Japan. And it has many events for good fortunes in marriage throughout a year. Specially, 'Tsuitachi Musubi' held on the first day of every month is very crowded with people from all over Japan.

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.

Kakusen-kei Valley

Matsuo Basho Admired! A Place Of Scenic Beauty Known As The Best Autumn Foliage In Hokuriku

Many fantastic rocks shaped by erosion of sandstone are seen in Kakusen-kei Valley. For each of the three bridges named Korogi, Ayatori and Kurotani, has the different designs and materials, it'll be good for you to enjoy the various sceneries.

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