Nagamachi District, Kanazawa. © touristinjapan.com

Nagamachi District, Kanazawa

The Nagamachi District in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, is a historic area where many Samurai families had their residence in the edo-period. The area is well known for its authentic atmosphere, and well preserved streets with canals, narrow stone paths and earthen walls which surround many of the properties. Some of the old residences, like the …

Kazue-Machi Chaya District, Kanazawa. Photo by Fabian Reus. CC BY-SA 2.0.

Kazue-machi Chaya District

Kazue-machi Chaya District in Kanazawa, is one of the city’s three traditional entertainment districts, and the second-largest of them. In this historic area, right next to Asanogawa bridge, one finds beautiful, old edo-period buildings, lined up along the Asano River. Kanazawa is rich on traditional Japanese culture. This also shows in the number of old entertainment districts. …

Higashi Chaya District, Kanazawa. © touristinjapan.com

Higashi Chaya District, Kanazawa

Higashi Chaya District in Kanazawa, is one of the city’s three traditional entertainment districts. In this historic area one finds beautiful, old edo-period buildings with tea houses, crafts shops, galleries, restaurants and museums. The feel of the area is much like it would have been 200 years ago. Kanazawa is rich on traditional Japanese culture. …

Nishi Chaya District, Kanazawa. © touristinjapan.com

Nishi Chaya District, Kanazawa

Nishi Chaya District in Kanazawa, is one of the city’s three traditional entertainment districts. In this small area (just 1 street), one finds beautiful, old-style 2-story buildings, housing tea houses, shops with traditional crafts and a museum displaying a complete replica of an original Chaya tea house. Kanazawa is rich on traditional Japanese culture. This …

Ninja-dera, Ninja temple, Kanazawa. Photo by Oren Rozen. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Myōryū-ji (Ninja-temple), Kanazawa

Myōryū-ji, better known as Ninja-dera (ninja temple), is a buddhist temple located in the Teramachi temple district in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. Ninja-dera is known for it’s large amount of embedded traps, secret doors and rooms, fake ceilings, optical illusions and it’s 23 rooms being interconnected almost like a maze making it near impossible to navigate …

Nomura-ke samurai residence, Kanazawa © touristinajapan.com.

Nomura-ke Samurai Residence

Nomura-ke Samurai Residence is a beautiful, old villa which belonged to the Nomura samurai family. The property, which is located in the historic Nagamachi samurai district in Kanazawa, has a stunning viewing garden, a tea house with a garden view, and a museum displaying artifacts from the Nomura family. It is a unique opportunity to …

Main gate at Oyama Shrine, Kanazawa © touristinajapan.com.

Oyama Shrine, Kanazawa

Oyama Shrine (Oyama-jinja) is a unique shinto shrine, located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. The shrine, which is dedicated to Maeda Toshiie, is especially known for it’s unusual, Dutch architecture which was added in the late 1800’s. In 1599, the shrine was established on Mt. Utatsu under the name “Utatsu Hachiman-gu“. It enshrines lord Maeda Toshiie …

Gyokusen'inmaru Park, Kanazawa Castle Park. © touristinajapan.com

Gyokusen’inmaru Garden

Gyokusen’inmaru Garden is a small Japanese garden located by Kanazawa Castle Park in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. The garden is located up against the 22m tall castle wall, and consists of a lake with 3 islands, a waterfall and a circular walking path plus small bridges between the islands. The garden has a small tea house where, …