Kanazawa, Bali

Kanazawa, Japan

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General

Kanazawa is made up of three hills, the Kodatsuno Plateau that stretches south-east 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.

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.

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 Attractions

At the centre 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.

 

Kenroku-en Garden 

Higashi Chaya District

Kenroku-en is justifiably classified as one of Japan's "three most Beautiful gardens". Kenroku-en features a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with a different look for each season.

Chaya (lit. teahouse) is an exclusive type of restaurant where guests are entertained dance and music by geisha since the 17th century.  

   
 

Kanazawa Castle 

 21st Century Museum   

Tsukiji Fish Market is the most famous wholesale markets that handle the distribution of fish, meat, produce and flowers. However, the market is expected to close and move to a new site in Toyosu in the near future (the move was originally scheduled for November 2016, but then delayed indefinitely by the governor).

Sumo is Japan's national sport. With its heavy weight athletes, the sport remains a fascinating experience for spectators. The tournaments are held in Tokyo in January, May and September in Tokyo every year. Or if it's not tournament season, try to catch an early morning training at sumo stable.

 

Local Food

 

Kaga Cooking

Japanese Sweets                     

Kanazawa is blessed with a variety of foods, such as rice cropped in Kaga plain, vegetables, water of good quality in Hakusan mountains and fish and shellfish caught in sea of Japan.

Kanazawa and Kyoto are called the greatest Japanese place of confectionery making. The developed confectionery indispensable to the tea ceremony.

  

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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).
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Hotel: Tokyo (3 nights), Hakone (1 night), Takayama (1 night), Kanazawa (1 night), Fukuoka (2 nights),Hiroshima (2 nights),  Kyoto (3 nights).
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12 min. walk from Kanazawa St.

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