Kanazawa, Bali

Kanazawa, Japan

Center of culture, economy & commerce for the Hokuriku region and a prosperous castle town for over 300 years.

Kanazawa is made up of three hills, the Kodatsuno Plateau that stretches southeast between the Asano-gawa and Sai-kawa rivers and Mt. Utatsu-yama and Teramachidai, which spread out on both sides. It is the center of culture, economy & commerce in the Hokuriku region. Kanazawa was a great castle town has prospered for some 300 years since the feudal lord Maeda Toshiie built a castle here in the late 16th century. Kanazawa has not suffered from any war devastation or big natural disasters. Thus, Kanazawa has maintained rows of historical houses and various traditional handicrafts and traditional performing arts.

At the center of the city lies the Kenroku-en Garden, famous for the "Yukitsuri," ropes stretched from the top of a tree to the lower branches like an umbrella to protect it from snow damage. Kenroku-en is one of the three most famous gardens in Japan, along with the Kairaku-en Garden in Mito and the Koraku-en Garden in Okayama. Beginning in 1676, it took about 170 years to construct the 105,000-square-meter garden.

Kanazawa has Tera-machi, where 70 temples are gathered together, Owari-cho lined with long-standing stores, and many other historical districts, which happily blend with the modern, fashionable town of Korinbo. It offers a variety of attractions. Many shops carry "Kaga-yuzen," dyed silk designated an important intangible cultural asset, Kutaniyaki pottery characterized by placid patterns and vivid colors, gold leaf craftwork called "Kanazawa-haku," and other traditional arts and crafts.

The climate of Kanazawa is almost as mild as that of Tokyo or Osaka. There are few days with temperatures below freezing between December and February. However, there are few days of fine weather, and the snow often piles up

Access from Tokyo:
[Air] 1 hour from Haneda to Komatsu Airport (All Nippon Airways).
[Rail] 2 hour 30 minutes from Tokyo to Kanazawa by JR Hokuriku Shinkansen.
Access from Osaka:
[Rail] 2 hours 30 minutes to Kanazawa Station by JR Hokuriku Line (limited express).
Access from Sapporo:
[Airl] 1 hour 35 minutes to Komatsu Airport (All Nippon Airways).
Access from Nagoya:
[Rail] 3 hours to Kanazawa Station by Shirasagi (limited express).
Access from Nagano:
[Rail] 1 hour 10 minutes to Kanazawa Station by JR Hokuriku Shinkansen.

Kanazawa Packages View more Packages

8 Day Northland Regions Exploration

8 Day Northland Regions Exploration

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Self Guided Package

  • Hotels: Tokyo(1 night), Nagano(1 night), Unazaki Onsen(1 night), Takayama(1 night), Kanazawa(1 night), Yamanaka Onsen(1 night), Kyoto(1 night)
  • Meals:  2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Airport transfers

Super Explorer 21 Days

Super Explorer 21 Days

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Independent Tours

Hotel: Tokyo (4 nights), Hakone (1 night), Takayama (1 night), Kanazawa (2 nights),  Kyoto (4 nights), Hiroshima (2 nights) Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch  (2 nights), Mt. Koya (1 night), Osaka ( 3 nights).
Meals: 17 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinner
Guide: English speaking guide service is included on Day 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14

Super Explorer 21 Days

Super Explorer 21 Days

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Guide

Independent Tours

Hotel: Tokyo (4 nights), Hakone (1 night), Takayama (1 night), Kanazawa (2 nights),  Kyoto (4 nights), Hiroshima (2 nights) Nagasaki Huis Ten Bosch  (2 nights), Mt. Koya (1 night), Osaka ( 3 nights).
Meals: 17 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinner
Guide: English speaking guide service is included on Day 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14

Intriguing Spirit of Japan 14 days

Intriguing Spirit of Japan 14 days

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  • Guide

Independent Tours

  • Transfer from Narita Airport to hotel
  • 13 Nights Accommodation
  • 11 x Breakfasts, 3 x Lunches, 2 x Dinners
  • 7-Day Japan Rail Pass
  • Luggage Transfer Service on Day 5 and 12
  • English Speaking Guide on Day 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
  • Train tickets from Kyoto to Mt. Koya

Kanazawa Hotel & Ryokan View More

ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa
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ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa

1 min. walk from Kanazawa St.

Located right in front of JR Kanazawa Station, this hotel is perfect for sightseeing or business. All rooms... View More

Resol Trinity Kanazawa
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Resol Trinity Kanazawa

12 min. walk from Kanazawa St.

Hotel Risol Trinity Kanazawa,located in center of Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Pref. Hotel Risol Trinity Kanazawa,... View More

Kanazawa Day Tours View More

Uchiwa Fan Worlshop & Gold Leaf Green Tea experience

The tour included Uchiwa Fan Work shop, Kaikaro Teahouse Tour, powdered Green Team with Gold Leaf Experience. View More


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