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Gardens in Kanazawa
Kenroku-en
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The Kenrokuen Garden is the most famous in the area. Many consider it one of the top three gardens in Japan. It used to be the gar
Neighborhoods in Kanazawa
Nagamachi Neighborhood
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Like in Kanazawa, there is a District of Geishas and a neighborhood of Samurais, called Nagamachi neighborhood. In feudal samurai
Of Cultural Interest in Kanazawa
Higashi Chaya (Geisha District)
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The Higashi Chaya-Gai is beautiful, therefore we visited a day until nighttime and the next afternoon. These pedestrian streets ar
Markets in Kanazawa
Omicho Market
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Omicho Market with over 200 stalls is considered the most important market in Kanzawa city. It sells food, mostly fresh seafood, b
Train Stations in Kanazawa
Kanazawa Station
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Kanazawa Station opened in 1898 and is the most important in the city. It's owned by JR West. It has been renovated several times
Of Cultural Interest in Kanazawa
Nomura Samurai House
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The Nomura House (or nomurake) is the only house District of Nagamachi where entry is permitted. Nomura family belongs to a family
Gardens in Kanazawa
Nomura Samurai House Garden
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Located in the Nomura House and therefore owned by this family of samurai tradition, these gardens are reputed to be the most beau
Castles in Kanazawa
Kanazawa Castle
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This castle is in the center of Kanazawa. In its heyday it was was an imposing fortress on top of a hill from which controlled all
Of Touristic Interest in Kanazawa
Higashi Chaya Teahouses
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In the district of Higashiyama there are a few tea houses (ocha-ya) that we can visit. Although the decor is not what it was histo
Temples in Kanazawa
Oyama Shrine
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The Oyama Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the east of Kanazawa (in Utatsuyama) that was founded in 1599. It was then moved to its cur
Museums in Kanazawa
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
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If you visit Kanazawa make sure you reserve a couple of hours to wander between the exhibitions and installations of the contempor
Of Cultural Interest in Kanazawa
Shima Geisha House
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Located on the main street of the charming neighbourhood of Higashi, Chaya-Gai is one of the most beautiful old geisha houses, Sh
Cities in Kanazawa
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Of Cultural Interest in Kanazawa
Yugao-tei
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This is an old house located in the tea gardens of [poi = 72218] Kenrokuen [/ poi]. It's closest entrance is at Renchi-mon. It's t
Of Cultural Interest in Kanazawa
Shinise Kinenkan
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Located in the Nagamachi neighbourhood is an old apothecary called Shinese Kinenkan. Finding it is quite simple, as it is a strik
Unusual Places in Kanazawa
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Spa in Kanazawa
Kenrokuen Onsen
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The onsen, Japanese public baths, are a real passion of mine. The locals think it's quite strange that I, as a westerner, frequent
Of Cultural Interest in Kanazawa
Nagamachi Yuzenkan
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The Nagamachi Yuzen-kan, or Yuzen silk, is a kind of school-shop-museum dedicated to the kimono. It is located on the second floo