The Geisha of Kanazawa
Although Kanazawa's mysterious "Women of Art" share their titles with Kyoto's—geisha are called geiko here and throughout West Japan—they are considerably shyer with their presence. However, that doesn't mean that geiko in full makeup and …
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!
Owara Kaze no Bon, Toyama’s Mysterious Dancing Festival
Hundreds of women in uniform kimono dance through the night, ghost-like, faces hidden under folded straw hats, in a prayer to the wind to spare them this year during Toyama's Festival of the Dead.
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!
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."
Oyama Jinja: Kanazawa’s Most Popular Shrine
Every Kanazawa tourist visits Oyama Jinja Shrine for its beauty. Don't be one of the many who miss its secrets and royal samurai history.