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History/Culture:Kanazawa Area


  Noto is famous for a vibrant food culture based on seafood and mountain vegetables as well as for a variety of traditional arts and crafts that flourish even today, such as Wajima lacquerware and Nanao Buddhist altars.


  The samurai culture from the feudal era remains in Kanazawa even today through traditional performing arts like the elegant and refined Noh music and dancing and also through high-quality and stylish traditional arts and crafts.


  The Kaga region is famous for having produced numerous living national treasures who are masters of Yamanaka lacquerware and Kutaniyaki ceramics.

Cooking Studio KANAZAWA Salon

We offer a friendly, enjoyable cooking class in English for the visitors from abroad utilising an attractive Kanazawa Machiya (a historical town house).

Kenroku-en Gardern

Kenrokuen Garden is one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, along with Kairakuen Garden in Mito City and Korakuen Garden in Okayama City.

Hishi Yagura, Gojikken Nagaya and Hashizume-mon Tsuzuki Yagura (Kanazawa Castle Park)

(Kanazawa Castle)
This complex of three buildings was finished in July, 2001. This complex is one of the biggest wooden constructions in Japan built after the Meiji period.

Nishida Family's Garden: Gyokusen-en

Gyokusen-en was constructed using the existing natural landscape. Gyokusen-en borrows its landscape from the grove seen in Kenrokuen.

Higashi Chaya Teahouse District

Higashi Chaya District still preserves an aspect of the Kanazawa of feudal times, showing the picturesque atmosphere of the wooden lattice fronts of old geisha houses.

Seisonkaku Villa

Seisonkaku was built with an area of 1,500 tsubo as Tatsumi-goten. Takako, the wife of the 12th lord spent her retirement years there.

Ishikawa-mon Gate, Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle's Ishikawa-mon Gate stands to the east of the remnants of Kanazawa Castle and is a designated Important Cultural Asset.

Nagamachi Samurai Houses

A few blocks away from downtown Korinbo, there still remain a few samurai houses surrounded by traditional mud walls.

Myoryuji Temple (Ninjadera)

Myoryuji, popularly known as Ninjadera (Ninja Temple) is an old temple belonging to Nichiren sect. The temple has many traps and contrivances which are built in order to fool one's enemies.

Tentokuin Temple (Temple dedicated to Tamahime)

Tentokuin temple is the family temple of Tamahime who was the wife of Maeda Toshitsune-3rd Lord of Maeda Family.

Daijoji Temple

Daijoji is a Zen temple of Soto sect and is situated at the base of the Daijoji mountain next to a small mountain called Nodayama.

Oyama Shrine

It was founded on the old Kanaya palace site in 1873, where successive landlords of Kaga clan lived.