• Kenrokuen Garden

    KENROKUEN GARDEN

    IN ISHIKAWA

    Kanrokuen Garden, a strolling-style garden, is one of the three most famous gardens in Japan

    Kenrokuen Garden, one of the three most famous gardens in Japan, was built in the Edo period (1603-1868). Each of the three famous gardens is famous for its snow, moon, and flower scenery, and Kenrokuen Garden represents the beauty of snow. In winter, gardeners perform the traditional snow hanging "Yukitsuri" to prevent trees from breaking under heavy snow. The branches of the trees are fixed with poles and ropes, and the ropes are spread out radially from the poles, giving the trees the appearance of wearing a cloak. This displays the gardener's skill, and is usually done in November before the snowfall season, and removed in March when the season is over. It has become a winter tradition in Kanazawa.

    Travel Time: 10 minutes by car from JR Kanazawa Station / Take a bus from JR Kanazawa Station and get off at Kenrokuen-shita, Kanazawa Castle stop.

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  • Yuwaku Hot Spring

    YUWAKU HOT SPRING

    IN ISHIKAWA

    Yuwaku Onsen, a hidden hot spring near Kanazawa with 1300 years of history

    Yuwaku Onsen is a nice surprise for every tourist in Kanazawa. It is a hidden hot spring in the mountains and has a history of 1,300 years. It is located in the southeast of Kanazawa, about a 30-minute drive from the center of the city. The colorless, alkaline hot spring eases nerve, joint, and muscle pain. Yuwaku Onsen is a tranquil place with colorful four seasons. In winter, the snowfall adds an elegant and mystical mood to the atmosphere. Every Japanese inn offers local Kaga cuisine using a wide variety of ingredients.

    Travel Time: Take a bus from JR Kanazawa station East Exit and get off at Yuwaku Onsen bus stop/20 minutes by car from Kenrokuen Garden.

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  • Omicho Market

    OMICHO MARKET

    IN ISHIKAWA

    All the ingredients in Kanazawa can be found here. Taste the rich Kano crab in winter

    The Omicho Market, known as Citizen's Kitchen of Kanazawa, is lined with stores selling a wide variety of fresh food ingredients. Enjoy sushi and seafood rice bowls made from fresh and delicious seafood as well as shopping for some souvenirs. If you visit in winter, be sure to try the Kano crab that represents winter in Kanazawa! Kano crab is a male snow crab named after two places, Kaga and Noto in Ishikawa, both of which have a lot of Kano crabs. The crab meat has a plump texture, and the crab tomalley is rich with a sweet aroma, making it popular among gourmets. The best season for having Kano crab is from early November to mid-March.

    Travel Time: 1-minute walk from Musashigatsuji/Omi-machi Ichiba-mae bus stop by bus from JR Kanazawa Station East Exit.

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  • Higashi Chaya District

    HIGASHI CHAYA DISTRICT

    IN ISHIKAWA

    A lovely old street and gold leaf (gold leaf experience & gold leaf soft ice cream)

    This quaint old district has been designated as one of Japan's Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. It is a perfect street for taking photogenic pictures with a Japanese traditional atmosphere. Kanazawa is also a mecca for gold leaf, producing 98% of Japan's gold leaf. There are many places in the Higashi Chaya district where you can have a hands-on experience with the gold leaf. This area is also popular among Japanese people as a place for appreciating Japan with five senses: creating original gold leaf items and eating gold leaf soft-serve ice cream , which are sure to look good on Instagram!

    Travel Time: 15 minutes by bus from JR Kanazawa Station East Exit.

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KANAZAWA

IN ISHIKAWA

Kanazawa is a castle town that was built by the kaga clan. It developed a unique samurai culture, and traditional crafts and culinary culture that has been handed down from the feudal era and are still a big part of the daily lives of citizens to this day. Kanazawa is a town where you can experience the real deal. Kanazawa in winter is the most extraordinary time of year, when the ban on marine products such as Kano crabs, kobako crabs, sweet shrimps, and yellowtails, is lifted in November, and Kaga vegetables such as Kaga lotus root are in season. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of the city and the people who live there.

Map from Centrair to Kanazawa
Kenrokuen Garden

KENROKUEN GARDEN

Kanrokuen Garden, a strolling-style garden, is one of the three most famous gardens in Japan

Yuwaku Hot Spring

YUWAKU HOT SPRING

Yuwaku Onsen, a hidden hot spring near Kanazawa with 1300 years of history

Omicho Market

OMICHO MARKET

All the ingredients in Kanazawa can be found here. Taste the rich Kano crab in winter

Higashi Chaya District

HIGASHI CHAYA DISTRICT

A lovely old street and gold leaf (gold leaf experience & gold leaf soft ice cream)