With little damage from the Second World War, Kanazawa has many historical attractions including Nachamachi, the former samurai district; traditional Chaya restaurants where geisha perform and Kanazawa Castle dating from 1583, which is being restored to its former glory. Yet the main attraction is Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s top three gardens, which includes delightful miniature landscapes.
One of Japan’s most beautiful gardens, Kenrokuen means ‘garden combining six,’ which refers to the six characteristics it is believed gardens should showcase: spaciousness; human ingenuity; seclusion; antiquity; water and wonderful views. A place for quiet reflection, a wander through the ponds, waterfalls, bridges, teahouses and miniature landscapes is not to be missed.
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
With a wonderful location adjacent to Kanazawa Station, large choice of dining options, spacious and comfortable rooms offering fabulous views and friendly helpful staff, Hotel Nikko is the ideal base for exploring Kanazawa’s famous castle and gardens.
Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel
Kanazawa, Kanazawa & Around, Japan
Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel is located close to the Samurai Quarter and many of the key sites in Kanazawa making it the perfect place to stay in Kanazawa.
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kanazawa
ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa is located next door to Kanazawa's JR train station, making it most one of the most convenient hotels in the city. With great views and a range of restaurants, it makes for a comfortable stay in Kanazawa.
Family Fun in Japan
Tokyo, Yudanaka, Kanazawa & Kyoto
This unforgettable journey is designed with families in mind, combining the weird and wonderful with arts and crafts and the great outdoors. The journey takes in Snow Monkeys, Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa, brilliantly combining interests for adults and kids alike. Brimming with unique experiences, this is one of our favorite family itineraries.
Japan in Spring - Cherry Blossom Season
Tokyo, Kanazawa, Miyajima, Kyoto & Hakone
This beautiful itinerary allows to you experience Japan in its most famed and spectacular season, Sakura, when the beautiful Cherry Blossoms blanket the country. Taking you throughout the island of Honshu, visit Japan in spring to see the beautiful cherry blossom in full bloom. This itinerary takes you to Hakone National Park and Miyajima Island,...