Japan’s Noto Peninsula: A Breathtaking Road Trip
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.
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.
Shirakawago & Beyond: Farm Villages of the Japanese Alps
From the convenient and historic castle town of Kanazawa, visiting Shirakawago and other Japanese mountain farm villages is any easy trek and a winter must.
The Voice of Japanese Zen: D.T. Suzuki
Japanese Zen was once believed only to be understood in Japanese. Daisetz Suzuki broke all molds, becoming Zen's ambassador to the English-speaking world.
Komatsu: Pines, Performances & Peace
Just 17 minutes away by train or car, Komatsu is the birthplace of "Children's Kabuki" and a place to reconnect with nature, with the sprawling forest shrine of Natadera, the moss garden at the Forest of Wisdom, and the Takigahara Farm, an…
Seisonkaku Villa & the Last Days of its Lord and Lady
Seisonkaku, a carefully preserved Japanese villa and home to a lady whose house served the imperial aristocacry, stands today as a house museum in Kanazawa.
Double Indulgence! Fluffy Souffle Pancakes in Japanese Townhouses
What's more Japanese than a fluffy, wiggly wonderful souffle pancake? How about diving into on in a traditional Japanese machiya in Kanazawa's oldest homes!
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…
Kanazawa Night Life: Bars to Chill Out In
Kanazawa night life begins with a drink. Many locals begin their bar-hopping in one of these western-style bars that retain their Japanese flair.
Beyond Matcha: Japanese Tea in Kanazawa
Drink in the many types of teas found in Japan, including a variety of green, black and powdered teas, and in Kanazawa, a twig tea worthy of royalty!
Omicho Fish Market: East as You Go in “Kanazawa’s Kitchen”
Learn how to enjoy Kanazawa's Omicho Fish Market the way the locals do, perusing the selection of fresh seafood, sake, veggies and fruits. Pick up the best (and cheapest!) sake to pair with Omicho's many samples and single servings.