Travel Guide to Kanazawa

Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa

Kanazawa is a beautiful destination in Japan which attracts visitors thanks to its well-preserved Edo-era districts and art museums. Kanazawa is an onsen town meaning that you can easily score a night in a hotel with hot springs.

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Kanazawa has a fantastic seafood market, perfect for eating fresh oysters, crab and other delicacies. Kanazawa is home to the Kenrokuen Garden, considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful landscape gardens.

In the Higashi Chaya District, you will find gold-related handicrafts, and shops specialising in selling dairy ice cream with gold leaf on it.

The city also boasts the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and the historic Nagamachi samurai district.

Major events include the Hyakumangoku Festival in June, commemorating the entry of Lord Maeda Toshiie into Kanazawa Castle in 1583, with parades and cultural performances.

Prefecture: Ishikawa Prefecture
Region: Central Honshu
Climate: Humid subtropical with hot summers and cold, snowy winters
Major Festivals: Hyakumangoku Festival
Local Food & Drinks: Fresh seafood, Kaga vegetables, gold ice cream

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