Kanazawa City

Kanazawa flourished in the Edo Period as the castle town of the Kaga Clan.
There are many streetscapes which evoke the history of the city, and the traditional craftmanship and performing arts etc. fostered by the Maeda family of the Kaga Clan have been continued to this day.

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Kanazawa Castle Park

Kanazawa Castle was the seat of the Maeda family of the Kaga Clan from the first lord, Maeda Toshiie, to the 14th, Maeda Yoshiyasu.
In addition to the Ishikawa-mon Gate and the Sanjikkennagaya (long building) which remain from the Edo Period, in recent years, the gate and nagaya, yagura (turret), and garden have been faithfully reconstructed, creating an expansive and overwhelmingly beautiful sight.

Open : 7 am to 6 pm ( 8 am to 5 pm in wintertime)
Admission fee : Free
Contact : Tel. 076-234-3800

Please click here for details:http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kanazawajou/e/index.html

Kenroku-en Garden

The Kenroku-en Garden has been chosen as one of the 3 most beautiful gardens in Japan.
It was built over 180 years from 1675 onwards.
The scenery in the garden changes to show a new landscape with each season.
With the heavy snowfalls typical of the Hokuriku region, the branches of the trees are held in place by attaching ropes to them in a style called yukitsuri (literally, “snow hanging”) to prevent them from breaking, a scene beautifully evocative of the season.
The garden also includes spots famous for viewing cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, and fall colors.

Open : 7 am to 6 pm ( 8 am to 5 pm in wintertime)
Admission fee : 310 yen
Contact : 076-234-3800

Please click here for details:http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kenrokuen/e/index.html

Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District

Including the sites of the houses of Kaga feudal warriors, this district evokes the atmosphere of the Edo Period.
In order to protect the earthen walls from damage from winter cold and snow, they are covered with woven straw mats called Komogake, creating a distinctive scene unique to the winter season.

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Oyama Jinja Shrine

This shrine is dedicated to the first Kaga lord Maeda Toshiie and his wife Omatsu no Kata.
Featuring Japanese, Chinese, and Western influences, the famous shrine gate is a nationally designated Important Cultural Property.
The top floor incorporates stained-glass windows, creating fantastical scenery at night.

Contact : 076-231-7210

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Higashi Chaya District

The streets of this famous Kanazawa tourist area are lined with traditional Japanese buildings.
Since the Edo Period, the chaya have been places of feasting and amusement, where traditional female Japanese entertainers (geisha) dance and play traditional Japanese instruments for the enjoyment of their guests.
The atmosphere of the Edo Period has been preserved to this day, and you may also hear the sound of Noh chanting and drums drift by.

Contact : 076-232-5555

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Omi-cho Market

Called “the Kanazawa people’s kitchen,” this market has supported Kanazawa food culture for many years.
The spacious market grounds are lined with around 170 stalls and eating houses selling local vegetables and seafood.

Contact : 076-231-1462

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