Experience Kanazawa


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[Kanazawa]
Many people associate Kanazawa city with its stunning Japanese garden, Kenroku-En. One of the three great gardens of Japan, guidebooks often list it as a must-see attraction.

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[Suzu City]
If you are interested in the Noto Peninsula, and want to head for the very tip of the land, Rokkosaki cape is the point to be. It's in Noroshi-machi, Suzu city. No wonder the town is named "noroshi" which means smoke...

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[Nanao City] Aug 2
The Issaki Hoh-toh-Matsuri is well-know for having the tallest Kiriko in the Noto Peninsula. They have 6-7 Kiriko which are 12-15 meters in...

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[Kanazawa City]
When most people hear the word “zazen,” they think of an esoteric form of mediation that is...

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[Kanazawa]
Kneeling or sitting on our comfortable cushions lined up against the red and blue painted walls of the large Japanese-style room, gazing hungrily at the gorgeously

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Once upon a time, many kinds of indigenous vegetables were cultivated in and around Kanazawa during the feudal era. Since consumers controlled the market, the farmers were forced to bend...

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[Hakusan City]
I must confess that I’m terrified of heights. Whenever I’m up in the air,
I’m visited by a familiar fear that’s been with me ever since I first rode a ski lift as a kid...

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How many types of Japanese porcelain do you know of? Imari-Yaki, made in Saga? Bizen-Yaki, from Okayama? Kyo-Yaki, originating in Kyoto?

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[Noto-cho Town] Aug 30 and 31
The beautiful warriors are newly painted every year, then cut out of each lantern to trace the pictures. The fantastic objects are truly fascinating!

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Some sushi restaurants are extremely expensive, but there are also many reasonable ones. Of course, you can go to a franchised Kaiten-Zushi (conveyor belt sushi), but we recommend that you pick an authentic family-run sushi bar.

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[Kanazawa City]
The Light-up Bus is a tour bus that goes around the light-up zones and buildings in the center of Kanazawa. This bus service is available every Saturday evening from 19:00 to 20:50, leaving Kanazawa station every 10 minutes.

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[Kaga City] Aug 3 and 4, 2014
If once you see it, it will fascinate you. Dengaku is a traditional dance performance brought into being around the Heian Period...

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When you travel to other cities, you definitely expect to find a local food that can only be eaten in the region, right?

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[Notojima Island]
Take an express train 45 minutes or so up the coast from Kanazawa and you’ll find yourself in the beautiful Japanese countryside of the Noto Peninsula. Today’s excursion ...

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[Kaga City]
Ishikawa prefecture boasts three regions well-known for lacquerware. But are they all the same? Of course not! Each region’s wares have different features due to their unique histories.

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[Kanazawa City]
We have all marveled at them, sensed their elegant nature and perhaps even touched one. I was lucky enough to have the wonderful opportunity to not only wear one...

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