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.

Exhibition inside Kanazawa's Phonograph Museum, by Aaron Mannino

Kanazawa in Focus: Museum Round Up


Peppered throughout Kanazawa are an array of strikingly specific museums that celebrate creative pr…

Sashimi plate at Yasaburo, Japanese cuisine in Kanazawa, Japan

Yasaburo, Traditional Japanese Cuisine


Built within a renovated machiya Yasaburo expertly balances the traditional and the contemporary…

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


Omotenashi "Welcome" Done and Drum Gate at Kanazawa Station

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


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

Welcome to the Ice Cream Capital of Japan!


5 New & Original Cocktails at Kanazawa Music Bar


Komatsu Yasuke, Rolls and Sushi in Kanazawa

A Legendary Sushi Shop in Kanazawa: Komatsu Yasuke


Nihonshu, or sake poured in a tasting glass

The Essentials of Sake, Japan’s National Drink