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, ice cream can be found, especially in soft serve form. Here are some of the must-try varieties while you're in town: gold ice cream, sake …
Yuwaku Onsen: A World Away in Kanazawa
What do you get when you cross Shirakawa-go with Yamanaka? The 1300-year-old Yuwaku Onsen, a sleepy village set deep in the mountainous forests of Kanazawa.
Kanazawa’s Three Geisha Districts
Higashi Chaya is just one of three geisha districts in Kanazawa. Here's what discoveries to make in each tea house district in the city to make the most of your visit through them.
Road Trip Through the Noto Peninsula
The natural landscape of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture makes an beautiful and worthwhile day trip from Kanazawa. Whether by bus or car, the most breathtaking sites are easy to find.
Machiya, Traditional Japanese Living
Daily Life Centuries Ago… Kanazawa is famous as “Little Kyoto.” You can walk in a historical cityscape. The Japanese castle, the geisha districts of Nishi Chaya and Higashi Chaya, and the Samurai Residence District . . . You may alre…
The Story of Tatemachi Street’s Monster Fan
If it’s one thing Japan is known for, it’s monsters and monster-sized . . . well, everything! Monster lizards rising up along the shores as a metaphor for nuclear destruction, monster hornets in the heat of summer as big as your fist, pock…
31 Museums in Kanazawa (Plus 4 More!)
Kanazawa has an insane number of museums of all sizes, each with its own focus and theme. Whether you’re a museum lover or just want to visit those that suit your own interests, Kanazawa can accommodate. Below are the top 31 notable …