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Kanazawa, Japan

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Visit Kanazawa, Japan

The highlight of this convivial modern city, within easy reach of Takayama or Kyoto, is Japan’s number one garden, the magnificent Kenrokuen.

In the classic ‘stroll garden’ style, this is a wonderful place to observe and enjoy the six elements that combine to form the perfect Japanese garden.

Exploring the city

Whilst in Kanazawa it is also well worth exploring the samurai district with its craft museums, and perhaps even to visit Ninja-dera, a temple famous for its association with this shadowy clan of assassins.

Around Kanazawa

Coast of the Noto PeninsulaWithin striking distance of Kanazawa is the windswept Noto Peninsula, and Toyama, starting point of the splendid Kurobe Alpine Route that crosses the mountains to Matsumoto.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Japan specialists at 1-855-834-8210

Suggested itineraries featuring Kanazawa

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Accommodation choices for Kanazawa

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kanazawa. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Kanazawa

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Kanazawa, and which use the best local guides.