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.


Kenroku-en Japanese Garden

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.
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Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle is a joy to visit both in the day -where one can bathe in its lovely lines and inspiring size – and by night – where you can feel the heavy presence of defense and the violence that spawned such a grand structure.
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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa is one of the best museums in Japan. Featuring contemporary masters like Olafur Eliasson. read more…

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Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District

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!
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where to find the train in kanazawwa

Kanazawa Train Station

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.  
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full sushi bar at maimon sushi kanazawa

Maimon Sushi

Maimon Sushi has a few locations and if it is not the best of Kanazawa, it is very close.  Packed with locals, the quality of the fish is excellent and everything is super fresh; showing why Ishikawa is fabled as one of the top seafood provinces in Japan !!
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Ginro Robota Yaki 銀炉

Ginro – or Silver Furnace – a Robota-Yaki opened in October 2015 and offered a parade of lovely dishes in an ambiance combining the modern and ancient; a feeling one gets often traveling around the wonderful nation of Japan
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