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.

Higashi Chaya in winter, courtesy of Kanazawa City

Winter Premium Sale: 40% off your hotel stay in Kanazawa


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

Welcome to the Ice Cream Capital of Japan!


Kanazawa folks consume more ice cream than in any other city in Japan! In nearly every neighborhood…

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


Kanazawa Sushi, sweet shrimp with blue roe

Sushi in Kanazawa: Tasting the Sea of Japan


Komatsu Yasuke, Rolls and Sushi in Kanazawa

A Legendary Sushi Shop in Kanazawa: Komatsu Yasuke


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

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


The canopied stairway to the vermillion pained Kanazawa Shrine.

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


Kanazawa in Focus: Confessions of a Connoisseur


Mifuku, Kanazawa

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


Hiyoko, Kanazawa

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


Kobocha sweet pumpkin custard mushipan, by Aaron Mannino

Kanazawa in Focus: She Sells Sweets by the Seashore


Ramen in Kanazawa (photo by Aaron Mannnino)

Kanazawa in Focus: The Slurp Heard Round the World


Kanazawa in Focus: Kanazawa’s Architecture, Monumental & Intimate