The Best Things to Do in Kanazawa

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Kanazawa

3.8
Gardens · Landmarks · Art Museums

Popular things to do in Kanazawa

Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Kanazawa Castle
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Higashichaya Old Town
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Landmark
Omicho Market
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts. Serving as the seat of a powerful clan during feudal times, the city centers around the main castle gardens, with many of the primary historical attractions in Kanazawa found in the old samurai and geisha districts that surround it. The city enjoys a rich history of trade and agriculture, and has become particularly well known for its jumbo shrimp and sake. Add Kanazawa and other Japan destinations to your travel plans using our Japan trip itinerary website.

Side trips from Kanazawa

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Scenic Drive
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Tateyama-machi
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya Takayama
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Sanmachi Suji Takayama
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Kanazawa

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Specialty Museum
Dolls Museum
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Kanazawa Phonograph Museum
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Kanazawa

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Religious Site
Ninja Temple
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Nomura Family Samurai House
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Oyama Shrine
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Shima
3.9
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Kanazawa

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Landmark
Seisonkaku Villa
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
D. T. Suzuki Museum
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Landmark
Neagarimatsu
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brewery
Yachiya Sake Brewery
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Kanazawa

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Gift & Specialty Shop
MIKOTO Tea House
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Shopping Mall
Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sakuda Honten
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Amanatto Kawamura
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

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