Top 10 things to do in Kanazawa Area

  1. Kanazawa Castle

    1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0937, Japan
    Explore the impressive castle grounds and learn about the history of the Maeda clan who ruled over the region during the Edo period.
  2. Kenroku-en Garden

    1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0937, Japan
    Stroll through one of Japan's most beautiful gardens, featuring traditional Japanese landscaping and stunning seasonal blooms.
  3. Nagamachi Samurai District

    1-1 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0865, Japan
    Step back in time and explore the preserved samurai houses and narrow streets of this historic district.
  4. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

    1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-8509, Japan
    Experience modern art exhibits from both Japanese and international artists in this unique and innovative museum.
  5. Oyama Shrine

    1-1 Oyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0918, Japan
    Visit this historic shrine, which dates back to the 16th century and is dedicated to the god of war.
  6. Higashichaya Old Town

    1 Chome Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0831, Japan
    Wander through the traditional wooden buildings and tea houses of this historic geisha district.
  7. Nishi Chaya District

    1 Chome Nomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0908, Japan
    Explore another historic geisha district, known for its traditional architecture and charming atmosphere.
  8. D.T. Suzuki Museum

    3-4-20 Honda-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0961, Japan
    Learn about the life and teachings of renowned Zen philosopher D.T. Suzuki in this small but fascinating museum.
  9. Myoryuji Temple (Ninja Temple)

    1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0932, Japan
    Explore the secret tunnels, hidden rooms, and booby traps of this unique temple, which was designed to protect its inhabitants from attack.
  10. Kanazawa Phonograph Museum

    2-23-5 Hon-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0853, Japan
    Listen to vintage records and see antique phonographs and music boxes in this charming museum dedicated to the history of sound recording.