A Deeply Cultural Region Sat/sitting on The Sea of Japan’s Coast
This topologically diverse region with its stirring seas, lofty mountains and yawning valleys offers up equally varied treats spanning ancient craftwork, flawless gardens and mouthwatering seafood.
Serenity and more can be experienced at Kenrokuen, the Garden of the Six Sublimities, which is thought to comprise attributes making it the “perfect garden,” and thirsts can be quenched in the Higashi Chaya District, with its exquisitely preserved Edo-era teahouses. The Nomura Samurai House is a bone fide warrior's home, set in a stunningly authentic garden. Ishikawa is also home to Japan’s famed Kaga-yuzen silk and Kanazawa-haku gilded crafts. For foodies, the sashimi is among the country’s best, with abalone and yellowtail being particularly popular. Ishikawa also boasts the Motorcar Museum of Japan. Along with a bunch of cars, the facilities also offer a porcelain-crafted washlet for those who enjoy high art along with restroom hygiene — should’ve made one in the shape of a Lambo really…
Places to visit in Ishikawa
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Notojima Aquarium has whale sharks, dolphins, seals, sea otters and many other aquatic animals.
Curio Espresso and Vintage Design
Tucked away in a small neighborhood in Kanazawa, this cafe is a go-to spot among locals for coffee. Aside from their signature Seattle-coffee, this cafe serves other beverages and light meals, all for an affordable price. The minimalistic and rustic interiors
Omi-cho Market, located in the middle of Kanazawa, consists of many small fresh produce and miscellaneous goods shops.
Kanazawa Maimonsushi (Kanazawa Station)
Kanazawa Maimonsushi customers can view the chefs at work over the counter. The restaurant is located in Kanazawa Hyakubangai Anto in Kanazawa station.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
This museum displays artworks and creations from many fields, such as music, the performing arts and film.
Located next to Kanazawa Castle, this traditional garden with an area of 11.4 hectares is one of the "Three Great Gardens of Japan". It houses a big pond called "Kasumigaike" as well as the oldest fountain in Japan which operates using the natural pressure of
Nagamachi Samurai District
Located to the south of the city center at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle, this district shows visitors how samurai and their families used to reside. With its well-preserved residences, entrance gates, earthen walls, cobbled streets, narrow lanes and
Kanazawa Manten Hotel Ekimae
Only a 5-minute walk from JR Kanazawa Train Station, Kanazawa Manten Hotel Ekimae offers accommodations with spacious public indoor/outdoor baths and hot tubs. Guests can refresh in the sauna rooms and enjoy massages for an extra
APA Hotel Kanawaza-Nomachi
A 3-minute walk from the Nomachi Train Station, APA Hotel Kanazawa-Nomachi offers modern accommodations with free wired internet access in all room. Guests can request massages for relaxation.
APA Hotel Kanazawa Ekimae
APA Hotel Kanazawa Ekimae is only a 1-minute walk from the JR Kanazawa Train Station. A spacious public bath and free in-room WiFi are available to guests.
Wajima Onsen Yashio
Located in the famous Wajima hot-spring area, Wajima Onsen Yashio features Japanese-style accommodations with a flat-screen satellite TV. Guests can relax in the public indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths which features views of W
Kanazawa New Grand Hotel
Located a 10-minute bus ride from JR Kanazawa Station, Kanazawa New Grand Hotel features a massage service and 12th-floor bar with city views. Free WiFi and a private bathroom are in all rooms.
Holiday Inn ANA Kanazawa Sky
Connected to a department store, this hotel is located at the centre of Kanazawa just a 10-minute walk from JR Kanazawa Station. Renovated in 2014, comfortable guest rooms feature free WiFi and elegant décor inspired by Japanese a
R&B Hotel Kanazawaeki-nishiguchi
Located just a 3-minute walk from JR Kanazawa Station, R&B Hotel Kanazawaeki-Nishiguchi offers a 24-hour front desk, a coin launderette and free WiFi access at public areas.