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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.

Two kinds of Sakura Manju for the Cherry Blossom Season in Kanazawa Japan

Sakura Sweets and Treats

17.03.2019

Japan loves sakura—cherry blossom—flavored treats. Available a few weeks before the first blossoms …

Coconut stuffed eggplants in Aashirwad in Kanazawa

5 Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants in Kanazawa

15.03.2019

Vegan, vegetarian and other diet restrictions are sometimes difficult to accommodate in Japan, but …

Gold Leaf Sushi in Kanazawa

Gold Leaf: The Gaudy, the Gorgeous and the Glorious

08.03.2019

Tempura Koizumi, Kanazawa restaurant, seaweed tempura with uni

Kanazawa’s Divine Dining, Part 3: Deconstructed Tempura at Koizumi

03.03.2019

Sashimi from the Ageha Gozen Set

Eating Kanazawa: Hiroshi’s Favorite Lunch Spots

24.02.2019

Zeniya, Kaiseki Kanazawa

Eating Kanazawa: Hiroshi’s Favorite Kaiseki Ryotei

17.02.2019

Hiramipan Breakfast, near Oyama Shrine in Kanazawa, Japan

Breakfast in Kanazawa: Where to get that early bite!

10.02.2019

Tahei sushi, Kanazawa

Eating Kanazawa: Hiroshi’s Favorite Sushi

02.02.2019

Buemon, hanagaki soba

Eating Kanazawa: Hiroshi’s Favorite Udon & Soba

19.01.2019

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