KANAZAWA

KANAZAWA

Kanazawa (金沢) is the prefectural capital of Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県). Though it is remotely located, it provides interesting historical and cultural places to visit. It is popular for seafood and other high-quality delicious cuisines. If you're a tourist who is interested in visiting the place, let me show you...

Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa, straddles comfortably and confidently between history and modernity. Case in point: the Higashi Chaya District, a row of traditional tea houses whose interiors are stylish souvenir shops. Or take for instance the Kanazawa Noh Museum which utilizes interactive visuals and ancient masks that...

Japan has so many Western-style restaurants, izakayas, or bistros worth visiting. One of these will bring you back to the Taisho period where restaurants with gorgeous dining rooms were a common setting. The place is called Todoroki-tei which is located in Higashiyama of Kanazawa City, a perfect place for...

With the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line last year, Kanazawa has become a new tourism hotspot as it is more accessible now to domestic and foreign tourists coming from the Kanto region. How about checking out Kenrokuen which is one of the icons in Kanazawa? The 3 Great Gardens...

Are you planning to visit Kanazawa? Some of the most spectacular scenery in Japan can be found in the Hokuriku region where Kanazawa is, an area located in the northwest part of Honshu (the main island). Besides having great destinations for travel, the place is also blessed with various...

Located in Ishikawa Prefecture, the city of Kanazawa is one on the three places in Japan which is known as a sweet tooth's haven (the other two cities being Kyoto and Matsue). While some call Kanazawa "little Kyoto" locals of the city refused to be given such a...

Kanazawa has a lot of places to visit. It has all kinds of monuments, museums, sightseeing spots and so on in and around the center of the city. However, in the suburbs, there are also plenty of nice places to see. Listed below are five awesome places you can...

During the Edo Period (17th till 19th century), Kanazawa was a very large city rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo. It was a center of business, trade and entertainment. There are many tourist attractions in the city, such as the Kenroku-en garden, Omicho market, Kanazawa castle and others. It is also...

Have you ever seen firefighters in action? If not, you can do so in Japan. A popular New Year's custom celebrated by many local and foreign people in Tokyo is known as "Dezomeshiki" or New Year's Parade of Firemen. This is a historical reconstitution of Edo period firefighters' acrobatic...

Are you pondering where to visit for your next trip to Japan? Although Japan is not a ridiculously vast country like Russia it has countless spots for you to explore. Needless to say, every spot has its features and I am sure that those who have visited Japan will...

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