21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
Only a single story tall, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art appears unimposing at first glance. Its wide yard and glass walls feel more like a park than a modern museum, and even the interactive exhibitions scattered about the pr…
Japan’s Superfood: Kouji! Soy Sauce, Miso, Amazake & More
Patrick Okwuosa – "Enjoying Japanese foods made with kouji has changed my life for both my health and my interest in their creation..."
Finding the Secrets of “the Ninja Temple”
Famous for its trick doors, hidden chambers, and many traps, Myouryu-ji is often referred as Ninjadera, or "Ninja Temple," though the temple has little to do with ninja at all. The temple was a sanctuary for forbidden samurai and offered e…
Sushi in Kanazawa: Tasting the Sea of Japan
Sushi varies across Japan, with local catches as delectable specialties. Kanazawa's sushi and seafood spring from the Sea of Japan. Here's our list of local tastes as well as sushi basics.
The Samurai’s Hometown, Nagamachi
Literally meaning "the long samurai residence neighborhood," this district was home to high and mid-ranking samurai soldiers of Edo-era Kanazawa. The tawny stone and mud walls that line the streets make a fortress of the neighborhood itsel…
A Legendary Sushi Shop in Kanazawa: Komatsu Yasuke
The sushi master of Komatsu Yasuke in Kanazawa is one of Japan’s sushi legends. Now over 80 years old, he still amazes us with some of the best sushi around.
All Aboard the Sushi Train! 4 of Kanazawa’s Best Conveyor Belt Restaurants
What do you get when you cross pride in freshness with Japanese efficiency? Kaiten-zushi! Literally meaning “rotation sushi,” kaiten-zushi restaurants serve their plates of nigiri and sushi rolls along conveyor belts and novelt…
Of Sacred Wells and Magic Stones: The Secrets of Kanazawa Shrine
Conspicuously small and hidden for the shrine that shares its city's name, Kanazawa Shrine is a secret many visitors miss and fewer know how to appreciate. The grounds of this small, but brilliantly-colored shrine are connected to ancient …
Biggest Sushi Ever! Sushi Matsuno
This is definitely the biggest sushi I have ever eaten in my life. It may be the biggest sushi in Japan not from a novelty shop...