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.
The Samurai District of Kanazawa: Nagamachi
Home to samurai soldiers of Edo era Kanazawa, the fortified walls now surround samurai museums, craft shops, unique cafes and Japanese gardens.
House of the Banished Samurai, Kurando Terashima
Few know to look for this house that belonged to a banished samurai. Kurando Terashima, a warrior first of the people, was exiled for speaking out harshly against feudal government policies. Additionally a prolific painter, his entire hous…
The “Ninja” Temple: Samurai Secrets and Lies
Famous for its trick doors, hidden chambers, and many traps, Myouryu-ji is often referred as Ninjadera, or "Ninja Temple," though the temple has little to do with ninja at all. The temple was a sanctuary for forbidden samurai and offered e…
The Paths Less Taken: Secret Spots in Kanazawa
Away from the typical tourist areas in Kanazawa are secret spots! Wander the hidden pathways through geisha district alleyways and protected forests.
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…
One Night in Kanazawa: 24 Hours in the City of Gold
Only one night in Kanazawa planned and don't know where to go? No problem! Here's our recommended walking itinerary for enjoying Kanazawa, Japan in 24 hours!
Japan’s Gold Leaf: Gilded, Gastronomic, & Glorious!
Gold leaf goods too pricey at home? Spoil yourself in Kanazawa, where it's in abundance! Here's your bucket list for edible gold treats and must-see spots!
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.