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Kanazawa

Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture and offers many interesting tourist attractions. Since Hokuriku Shinkansen opened in 2015, the journey from Tokyo has become much more convenient.

Kenrokuen garden

Kenrokuen garden

Historical and Cultural Heritage Reflecting the Kaga Hyakuman-Goku culture. The Kenrokuen Garden has 6 sublime attributes that embodies the perfect landscape garden. The 6 attributes are: a water course, panorama, antiquity, spaciousness and seclusion. It is one of the three greatest gardens in Japan along with Kairakuen and Korakuen, and also one of the most visited attractions in Kanazawa.

Address
1 Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0936
Access
13 min. by bus from Kanazawa Station
Admissions
310 yen (adults) / 100 yen (children)
Opening hours
7.00~18.00 (March-15th Oct),
8.00~17.00 (16th Oct ~ February)
* Shigure-tei tea house opens from 9.00 to 16.30

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa is an innovative contemporary art museum opened in 2004. The building was designed by the famous Japanese architectural unit “SANAA”. Some of the pictures on display include: ‘Blue Planet Sky’ by James Tarrell and ‘Swimming Pool’ by Leandro Erlich. Entry to the museum is free, but there is a fee should one want to take in an exhibition.

Address
1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa
Access
KANAZAWA LOOP BUS Take buses from bus terminal 7 at East Exit. alight at “Hirosaka·21st Century Museum (Ishiura Jinja-mae)” (20-min ride). Walk 1 min.
Hours
Exhibition Zone: 10.00 ~ 18.00
*Open until 20.00 on Fridays and Saturdays
Public Zone: 9.00 ~ 22.00
Closed
Exhibition Zone: Mondays
*if Monday is a national holiday, it is closed on the following day & New Year Holidays
Public Zone: New Year Holidays
Admission fees
Museum admission is free; exhibitions held at the Museum are ticketed.

Higashi Chaya District

Higashi Chaya District

Higashi Chaya District is located in Kanazawa city, ‘Chaya’ literally means ‘tea house’ where traditional Geisha and Maiko entertain guests by dancing and playing traditional instruments from the Edo period.

The streets are lined with lattice-windowed two-story tea houses, cafes and souvenir shops: the atmosphere pretty much resembles how it was hundreds of years ago.

Access
5 min. walk from Asanogawa Ohashi-tsume Bus Stop
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