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Looking for recommendations in Kanazawa, Japan? Add these authentic cultural experiences, activities, and sightseeing spots to your itinerary. From geisha to samurai, tea ceremonies to edible gold leaf ice cream, traditional Japanese gardens to Zen Buddhist inspired architecture, this “Little Kyoto” has it all.

Kanazawa City Official, geiko geisha

Where to Find Geisha in Kanazawa

12.01.2019

Although Kanazawa's mysterious "Women of Art" share their titles with Kyoto's—geisha are called gei…

beniya mukayu, kaga onsen

Beniya Mukayu, a Ryokan Reincarnated

05.01.2019

Ryokans, Japan's bathing hotels, have changed significantly over the last century. Beniya Mukayu re…

uguisu, kanazawa ramen

Eating Kanazawa: Hiroshi’s Favorite Ramen

29.12.2018

Traveling artist Olesya fascinated with the gold leaf wrapping her vanilla ice cream in Kanazawa, Japan

Welcome to the Ice Cream Capital of Japan!

26.11.2018

Japan’s Superfood: Kouji! Soy Sauce, Miso, Amazake & More

27.10.2018

Kanazawa Sushi, sweet shrimp with blue roe

Sushi in Kanazawa: Tasting the Sea of Japan

20.10.2018

Komatsu Yasuke, Rolls and Sushi in Kanazawa

A Legendary Sushi Shop in Kanazawa: Komatsu Yasuke

15.10.2018

Sushi on conveyor belt, sushi train at Kuine in Kanazawa, Japan

All Aboard the Sushi Train! 4 of Kanazawa’s Best Conveyor Belt Restaurants

13.10.2018

The canopied stairway to the vermillion pained Kanazawa Shrine.

Of Sacred Wells and Magic Stones: The Secrets of Kanazawa Shrine

08.10.2018

Kanazawa in Focus: Confessions of a Connoisseur

19.09.2018

Mifuku, Kanazawa

Kanazawa’s Divine Dining, Part 2: Ginger Oyster & Beef Hot Pots at Mifuku

10.09.2018

Hiyoko, Kanazawa

Kanazawa’s Divine Dining, part 1: Wonderous Wagyu at Hiyoko

20.08.2018

Kobocha sweet pumpkin custard mushipan, by Aaron Mannino

Kanazawa in Focus: She Sells Sweets by the Seashore

31.07.2018

Ramen in Kanazawa (photo by Aaron Mannnino)

Kanazawa in Focus: The Slurp Heard Round the World

17.07.2018