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…
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.
Under that Ishikawa Sky
As if the heavens above Kanazawa weren't stunning enough on their own, they are even more so when framed by the Japanese Alps around Mount Haku or by the sea...
Noyaki: Wildfire Earthenware on Kanazawa’s Beach
Once every summer, just as the temperatures have passed their peak, a god of fire is called to work the creation of a unique kind of Japanese earthenware on Kanazawa’s shores. Noyaki, literally translated as “wild burning” or &…
Yuyado Sakamoto: A Unique Ryokan Experience in the Noto
"There is no TV, no internet connection, no private restroom, no air conditioner. If you cannot do without, then you cannot afford to stay" —Yuyado Sakamoto
Kaga Onsen’s Hot Spring Resort, Yamanaka Onsen
The most popular of Kaga Onsen's hot spring resorts is Yamanaka Onsen, established 1300 years ago with the legend of a Buddha who knew its medicinal secrets
The Side of Kenrokuen Garden You Haven’t Seen
Kenrokuen's subtle "off-season" beauty ranks it among the Three Great Gardens of Japan. Here's how to spot the details that make this garden truly "great."
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!
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.
Shukubo Ikumo: A Temple Stay among the Clouds
Run by Komatsu's Natadera, Ikumo is a green living shukubo (temple lodging) with a low carbon footprint, unique Shinto fire ceremony and delicious food.
Uchinada: Food, Fun & Festivities by the Sea
Benjamin Ryo Ogawa – "It would be a grave—yet common—mistake to write off Uchinada as simply a bed-town of Kanazawa. Beach, food, karaoke bars, scenery, all come together to give Uchinada a unique beach town vibe."