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Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen Garden

The Kenrokuen garden was built at some stage in the Edo period and it is the top of the three gardens in Japan. It serves as the top attraction for the Kanazawa visitors. These attributes of the garden make for a perfect garden, and the broad variety of flowering trees forms the garden and provides it with a very unique look. You can, in fact, plan to visit the garden in any of the seasons of the year and to your great surprise, you will have the privilage to experience the variations of the garden that are caused by the seasons. As the garden is big in size, it serves as the green heart of Kanazawa. The travelers tend to have fun in this garden by wandering inside and spending their leisure time in viewing the attractive nature around them.

21stcentury Museum of Contemporary Art

21stcentury Museum of Contemporary Art

This museum focuses on art produced from the year 1980 and the museum grasps a range of display spaces and function rooms. The Museum of Contemporary Art is large enough to attract the huge crowds that fill the place. If you want to enjoy in the museum then the best time to go for the visit is after the opening time. This is the most famous museums in Japan which display the work of artists all over the world. Dip yourself in this modern art space and be stunned by the inventive exhibits in the museum.

Omicho-Market

Omicho-Market

This market is favorite of all in Japan, and will be less crowded filled with colorful vegetables and seafood. It is more enjoyable than Tokyo’s market and more spacious than the Kyoto market. It is enclosed with many stalls selling locally caught seafood, best fruits and vegetables, and other Japanese foodstuffs. There are numerous restaurants in the market where you can taste the food which is available on the sale.

Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle

The buildings in the park are the recent reconstructions, this park serves as a well worth visit to enjoy the greenery. You can walk through the reconstructed walls and can climb up to see the attractive views of the park. You should not leave the city without visiting the castle as it is the big asset of Japan. This castle was destroyed several times and again reconstructed. Discover this large restored castle and dip yourself in the impressive landscape.

Travelling to Kanazawa, Japan

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Kanazawa served as the basement of the Maeda Clan during the Edo period. As a matter of fact, at the time of the World War two Kanazawa was the second largest city that was successful in escaping the devastation caused by the danger of the air raids. As a result of this upheaval, Kanazawa has become a city of great cultural activities which tends to compete with the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto. In the present time, this town continues to be one of the most important cities in its region and it also gives out as the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture. The city gracefully encloses a lot of attractions for the tourists which are known for its historical value. Some of those attractions include the museums, restored residences, as well as some districts. Kenrokuen is one of the best of the three landscapes in Japan and in addition to that it is considered as more beautiful than others. Next, to Kenrukoen, there is a castle which is filled with cherry trees which successfully attracts a lot of visitors. Kanazawa is one of Japan’s loveliest as well as the best conserved historical cities. Kanazawa is extremely the worthwhile destinations for the visitors who tend to visit the best of Japan. As a matter of fact, this historical town is widely famous for history, garden, foods, and arts. One of the delights is spending time at local cuisine. This beautiful town offers the tourists with the best quality seafood from Japan’s sea and not only that but Kanazawa has also travelers visiting throughout Japan and now from all the parts of the world. Most of the famous sushi shops are busy and need a reservation before so that the travelers can acquire the best delicious food there. However, you need to make sure that you visit the famous Omichi market in the morning which is always filled with colorful vegetables as well as seafood. Kanazawa is sometimes called as a small city of Kyoto and the city was enclosed with great museums, the best gardens of the country along with numerous beautifully conserved neighborhoods. Kanazawa is rather a compressed city with the best group of sights situated around a green core formed by Castle Park and Kenrukoen garden.

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Kanazawa Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

You can book your tickets either offline or online.

How To Get Around?

Kanazawa is a relatively complex city and can be discovered by foot as the buses, cycles, and taxis allow you to cover more place quickly and in a comforting way. Most of the sights are covered within the short range to just 2 km and, therefore, you can easily explore them by foot. But on the off chance that the weather is not in a comfort condition then it is better not to explore the attractions by foot as there are buses and cars that are easy to use and convenient, the city even has the rental service for cycles.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear anything that suits your comfort.

Kanazawa Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Kanazawa is from September to November and in the months of March, April, and May but having said that, you can visit this destination anytime throughout the year as it is blessed with a temperate climate. The summers in Kanazawa tend to be hot and humid and winters there are cold and damp. Kanazawa is often rainy from November to March.

Currency

Yen

Will I Need a Guide?

No guide is required as the transportation is easily available and you can find anything in this place.

How To Get There?

By the train, it is a 2.5 hr train ride from Tokyo and it takes a 2-hour ride from Tokyo. The train route is the best between Honshu and Kanazawa. The tourists can get the Japan rail pass which covers all the routes. It is even possible to fly from Tokyo to the Komatsu airport but it takes more time than traveling by train.

Additional Info

Carry a water bottle with you.