07 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: Kenroku garden (jap. 兼六園), throughout the year
08 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: East teahouse-quarter (jap. ひがし茶屋街), throughout the year
09 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: Samurai residence remains of Naga-machi (jap. 長町武家屋敷跡), throughout the year
10 Pflaumenblüte
Plum blossom in: Kenroku garden (jap. 兼六園), 03/01 to 03/31
11 Kirschblüte
Cherry blossom in: Kanazawa castle-park (jap. 金沢城公園), 04/01 to 04/30
13 Herbstlaub
Autumn leaves in: Kenroku garden (jap. 兼六園), 11/01 to 11/30
14 Andere Blüte
Iris in flower: Utatsuyama park (jap. 卯辰山公園), 11/01 to 11/30
15 Souvenir
Souvenir: Gold leaves (jap. 金箔) Where? Souvenir floor in Kanazawa station (金沢駅構内のお土産フロア)
16 Burg
Kanazawa castle (jap. 金沢城). A ruin. Built in the year 1788.
23 Gourmet
Gourmet: Kaisen-don (rice bowl with raw fish) (jap. 海鮮丼). Address: Kami-omicho 50 (上近江町50).
25 Onsen
Hot spring: Yuwaku Onsen (jap. 湯涌温泉). Effect: Coldness. Address: Yuwaku-cho (湯涌町).
27 Weitere Besichtigung
Highlight: Kanazawa 21st century art museum (jap. 金沢21世紀美術館). Experience: city where new and old architecture is in harmony. Address: Hirosaka 1-2-1 (広坂1-2-1).
28 Weitere Besichtigung
Experience: around 50 Geisha's.
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Kanazawa, City in Japan

General Information about Kanazawa

Kanazawa (Kanazawa) is a city and prefecture capital within Ishikawa prefecture in the Chūbu region. Sister cities of Kanazawa are Jeonju in South Korea and Suzhou in the P.R. of China.

The city is quickly accessible by the Shinkansen. You can easily reach the suburbs of Kanazawa by local rail services in 16 stations.

Famous persons connected with Kanazawa are Teitaro Suzuki (1870 - 1966) and Yoshiro Taniguchi (1904 - 1979).

Travel tips for Kanazawa


Top Kanazawa destinations for your sightseeing are the Kenroku garden (兼六園) throughout the year, the East teahouse-quarter (ひがし茶屋街) throughout the year and the Samurai residence remains of Naga-machi (長町武家屋敷跡) throughout the year.

The Kanazawa castle, nowadays in ruins, was built in the year 1788.

The Kanazawa 21st century art museum (金沢21世紀美術館), another great attraction where you can experience the city where new and old architecture is in harmony (新旧建築が調和したまち). Go to Hirosaka 1-2-1 (広坂1-2-1) for this.

Hot spring

If you want to take a hot bath in Kanazawa, the spa Yuwaku Onsen (湯涌温泉) brings you relaxation and is also good for Coldness. The address: Yuwaku-cho (湯涌町). Another hot spring here is Fukatani Onsen (深谷温泉), which helps amongst other things in Recovery from fatigue. Go to Fukatani-cho (深谷町) for this.


You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Kanazawa? The Kaisen-don (rice bowl with raw fish) (海鮮丼) is recommended by locals. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Jibuni (duck meat in sweet soy sauce) (治部煮).


Do you already own a souvenir from Kanazawa? You could buy for example Gold leaves, available in the Souvenir floor in Kanazawa station.

Flowers and Foliage

The plum flowers from 03/01 to 03/31 and is the most beautiful in the Kenroku garden (兼六園). Discover the cherry blossom in Kanazawa from 04/01 to 04/30, best in the Kanazawa castle-park (金沢城公園). The maple trees changing colour in Kanazawa is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Kenroku garden (兼六園), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/01 and the foliage lasts until 11/30. To mention in Kanazawa is the Iris in flower, which you can see in the Utatsuyama park (卯辰山公園).