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Enjoy an authentic Japanese experience in Kanazawa. ~ Higashi tea house district and Kazuemachi tea house district~Read Later
Kanazawa is the main city of Ishikawa prefecture. Ishikawa is located in the centre of Japan’s main island. This region is called Hokuriku. In 2015 Japan Rail started to operate the Hokuriku Shinkansen(bullet train) line. Now we can access Kanazawa station from Tokyo in only 2.5 hours!
This time I journeyed through Kanazawa’s popular tourist spots, the Higashi tea house district and the Kazuemachi tea house district.
A day trip to visit major tourist spots in Kanazawa 《Special article to explore Chubu & Hokuriku areas from Shinjuku by express bus 3/3》Read Later
Located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa is a beautiful city surrounded by mountains facing the ocean. The city has developed around Kanazawa Castle, which has stood for over 400 years without experiencing war or a major natural disaster. Owing to its history, many of the town's temples and tea shops have survived in good condition, lending an old-fashioned feel to its streets. Starting with 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, modern tourist spots are also being created for visitors to enjoy. Now I'll introduce a recommended 1-day course that's sure to satisfy you!
Ishikawa Prefecture – Crab Soup OonabeRead Later
Since 2001, Ishikawa Prefecture’s Yamanaka Onsen City has hosted the Crab Soup Oonabe (large hot pot) annually. One bowl of the soup is just 300 yen.
Warm crab soup, made carefully from fresh local ingredients like crab and sweet shrimp, is served in Yamanaka lacquerware. This event is held daily from November through March. Be sure to savor this delicious flavor!
Kanazawa Castle – Kenroku-En Story of Four Seasons, Autumn ~ Kanazawa Castle Kenroku-En Light UpRead Later
Kenroku-en, which is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, as well as the adjacent Kanazawa Castle Park and Gyokusen’inmaru Garden, are lit up at the peak of autumn leaves changing! Visitors can enjoy this fantastical night scenery, which is something that you can only see in the late autumn.
Ishikawa Prefecture – Walking and Eating at Omi-cho Market! ~Omi-cho’s Croquettes and Raw Oysters~Read Later
Omi-cho Market is a popular sightseeing spot located within walking distance of Kanazawa Station. They have a wide selection of not only fresh food products, but various restaurants and food you can eat while walking as well. This is a must-go place if you are going to Kanazawa!
When you think of Kanazawa, you think of seafood like crab and shore dotterel. However, it is also famous for its sweets! The city as a whole consumes an incredible amount of sweets, so much that it is sometimes called the “Kingdom of Sweets”!This time, I visited “Fruits Parlor Murahata,” by and far one of the most popular shops in this Kingdom of Sweets!
Visit the World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go and the surrounding areas with the “Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass”!Read Later
In this article, we will introduce you the “Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass” sold by JR Central and JR West.
This time I will introduce Kanazawa castle park. It’s a city park right next to Kenrokuen garden.