Kanazawa’s 3-Day Festival: Hyakumangoku
More than a mere historical reenactment, the Hyukumangoku Festival, with its three full days of samurai, dancing, and numerous cultural activities, celebrates Kanazawa culture and history like no other event!
Family Friendly Spots in and around Kanazawa
Here is our list of family-friendly spots for each child's need, be it a playground, a source for entertainment or education, or a dedicated place to relax.
Kanazawa Castle: Hokuriku’s Horizontal Hold
Kanazawa Castle is an impeccably restored wooden fortress, a marvel of carpetntry, stone masonry and defensive capabilities, and a history of war with fire.
To Go or Not to Go? Kanazawa’s 21st Century Museum
One of Kanazawa's biggest draws is the 21st Century Museum. While world-famous, it often receives mixed reviews. Why is this, and is it worth visiting?
Kanazawa’s Cooking Class: From Fish Market to the Kitchen
family friendly Japanese food Japanese living tours We’ve talked a bit about Kanazawa’s famous fish and shopping market before: Hiroshi gave us his recommended spots to sample as you go in Omicho. It’s excellent if you li…
Events In and Around Kanazawa, a Masterlist
Hoping to catch a festival or just want to know what to do in Kanazawa while you're here? Here's our ever-updating masterlist of events for you!
38 Museums In and Around Kanazawa
Kanazawa has an insane number of museums of all sizes, each with its own focus and theme. Below are 34 notable museums within the city for a wide range of tastes and interests, plus 4 more just outside Kanazawa worth an extra trip. Regiona…
Silver Screen, Diamond Sky: Tatemachi Rooftop Film Fest
The newest film fest in Kanazawa raises the movie-going experience to the stars—literally! On Tatemachi, even the parking lots are tourist attractions.
Yosakoi: Experiencing Japan’s High Energy Festival Dance
Sarah Morris – "I can’t recommend going to see yosakoi enough, especially the Kanazawa festival. Eat some festival food, have a blast, AND JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES! There’s a giant dance at the end that everyone can join in together."
5 Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Restaurants in Kanazawa
Vegan, vegetarian and other diet restrictions are sometimes difficult to accommodate in Japan, but Kanazawa has several delicious restaurants that do.
Two Japanese Ice House Festivals: Winter Warmup & Summer Snow
courtesy the city of Kanazawa In southeast Kanazawa, on a mountainside, nestled in a dense forest, up a hill and beside a lake, is a tiny thatched hut called Himuro Koya, the Ice House Cottage. Twice a year folks from all over Ishikawa Pre…