Experience Kanazawa


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Male snow crabs caught in Ishikawa prefecture are named "Kanou-gani." Conversely, we have called the female crabs "kobako (flavor box)" since olden times.

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[Kanazawa]
Many people associate Kanazawa city with its stunning Japanese garden, Kenroku-En. One of the three great ...

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

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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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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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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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Have you ever been tired of the unsurprising and conventional literature of usual tourist guidebooks? Have you ever felt like straying from their recommended tours? ...

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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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[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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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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[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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