Kitaro Nishida Museum of Philosophy
The Kitaro Nishida Museum of Philosophy, designed by Tadao Ando, is one of Kanazawa's architectural marvels. The man it honors was often controversial in his lifetime for incorporating Western with Eastern ideas. Nishida lived in the same …
The 3 Geisha Districts of Kanazawa
It's not enough to say, "I want to visit Kanazawa's geisha district," as the Japanese castle town has three! Here's how best to enjoy each one.
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 …
The Taste of Sakura: Must-try Cherry Blossom Sweets in Kanazawa
Japan loves sakura—cherry blossom—flavored treats. Available a few weeks before the first blossoms and for a few weeks after they fall, these are generally available between mid-March and mid-April. Don't mistake this flavor for the cherry…
Sakura Season! Seeing Kanazawa’s Cherry Blossoms in One Day
Too early for sakura? Too late? Maybe not! Don't miss the beauty of Japan with this one-day itinerary for seeing all the best cherry blossom's in Kanazawa!
The Great Cherry Tree, the Oldest Sakura in Teramachi
Sakura trees are beautiful, but some like this temple's Great Cherry, are also historically significant. Its white flowers bloom later and larger!