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…

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…