ISHIKAWA

3 Must-Try Sweets in Kanazawa: the Sweet Tooth’s Haven

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 nickname because the city prides itself on…

5 Fantastic Places to Visit in Kanazawa’s Charming Suburbs

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 visit in the suburbs of Kanazawa.…

Visit these 2 Traditional Geisha Districts of Kanazawa

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 famous for its old traditional style…

Dezomeshiki: The New Year’s Parade of Firemen!

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 performances during emergency situation. It is…

5 Reasons to Visit Kanazawa – Japan’s Historical Town

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 definitely visit it for the second…

Discover the Beauty of Rural Ishikawa: 3 Fantastic Destinations

Ishikawa Prefecture is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It is dominated by textile industry, such as artificial fabrics, and machine industry, such as construction machinery. The largest tourist attraction in the area is Kanazawa, which is also the capital of prefecture. But apart from it, there are many more popular destinations…

Hoshi Ryokan: Experience the Rich History of this 1300-year-old Hotel

Autumn and winter are coming but going on an adventures should still be possible in these cold seasons. One place that needs to be experienced is Hoshi Ryokan (hotel and hot spa) – which is considered to be the second oldest hotel in the world with a history of 1300 years of continuously-operating business. History…

Kenrokuen Garden, one of the Most Beautiful Gardens in Japan

Kenrokuen Garden is one of the three famous gardens along with Korakuen in Okayama and Kairakuen in Mito. These three gardens are known as “Nihon Sanmeien” (The Three Great Gardens of Japan). Kenrokuen Garden is located on a hill in the centre of Kanazawa city, outside the gates of Kanazawa Castle. Kenrokuen Garden was opened…

Home-stay Program with Exciting Activities in Ishikawa

My last summer was awesome! Vividly I still remember the moment when I held back my tears as I bid goodbye to my two host families. One week with them was definitely too short, but the memories I have of them will definitely last forever. I could not thank Japan Tent enough for granting me…