We hope you enjoy our Guide to the best of Kanazawa, Japan!
Kanazawa is a tourist destination for the Japanese. International tourism usually heads south to Kyoto and its plethora of temples. For a slightly different experience, head west and enjoy Kanazawa. This intimate city is home to the edo era beauty of the Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District, the superbly maintained Kanazawa Castle, the award winning Kenroku-en gardens and the mesmerizing 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.
The kenroku-en japanese garden is the type of place that words cannot due justice. Once again, we recommended day and evening visit. During the day there is a very cute tea house constructed in 1725 and at night, the lights are simply … sublime.
igashiyama Higashi Chaya is full of small shops, sake tastings, delicious food, stunning lacquer bowls – and gold leaf. Gold leaf done to perfection on crafts; and tasty gold leaf on ice-cream!
A site in its own right, at the train station in Kanazawa you are greeted by the wooden Tsuzumimon; the 2005 interpretation of a traditional gate to Shinto shrine. It is inspired by a Japanese traditional drum called tsunami. Exploring around the station finds a few shopping malls, plenty of restaurants, and clean, affordable, practical hotels.
We hope you enjoy our guide to the best of Kanazawa, Japan!
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