COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Kanazawa
Travel Guide

Kanazawa showing a city and a high rise building

Come to Kanazawa and enjoy its gardens, castle, and history.

Discover the historic city of Kanazawa—gardens, museums, and top sights from Omicho Market to Kanazawa Castle.

Where to stay in Kanazawa

Agora Kanazawa
Agora Kanazawa
3.5 out of 5
2-25-17 Katamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
The price is ¥4,727 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in the heart of Kanazawa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Shinise Memorial Hall and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. Kenrokuen Garden ...
4.4/5Excellent! (82 reviews)
"Good location and contemporary style is great. Comfortable bed and public bath for guest is great."

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Agora Kanazawa
UNIZO INN Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Dori
UNIZO INN Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Dori
3 out of 5
3-30 Oyamamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa-ken
The price is ¥3,921 per night from May 18 to May 18
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Omicho Market and Kanazawa Castle. Kenrokuen Garden and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary ...
4.4/5Excellent! (399 reviews)
"Great location, smooth check in/out process, well equipped room... all at such a good price! No complaints."

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

UNIZO INN Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Dori
Stacy201 2 Singles A Leisurely Stay at a Stylish / Kanazawa Ishikawa
Stacy201 2 Singles A Leisurely Stay at a Stylish / Kanazawa Ishikawa
Kanazawa, Ishikawa (prefecture)
The price is ¥5,600 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated in Kanazawa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Motenashi Dome and Omicho Market. Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden are also within 2 mi (3 ...
Stacy201 2 Singles A Leisurely Stay at a Stylish / Kanazawa Ishikawa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
HIGASHIYAMA ARITSUKI
HIGASHIYAMA ARITSUKI
3 out of 5
3/14/02, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
The price is ¥11,636 per night from May 14 to May 14
Located in Higashiyama, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Kazuemachi and Omicho Market. Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden are also within 1 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"Really beautiful traditional home in a great location, near the river and old historic district. The staff offsite was really helpful. I would happily stay here again."

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

HIGASHIYAMA ARITSUKI
Higashiyama Sho
Higashiyama Sho
3 out of 5
3-1-26 Higashiyama, \N, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
The price is ¥24,545 per night from May 14 to May 14
Located in Higashiyama, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Utasu Shrine, Omicho Market, and Kanazawa Castle. Kenrokuen Garden and 21st Century Museum ...
Higashiyama Sho
Hinaya Higashiyama
Hinaya Higashiyama
3.5 out of 5
3-31-10 Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
The price is ¥31,636 per night from Jun 4 to Jun 4
Located in Higashiyama, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Omicho Market, Kanazawa Castle, and Oyama Shrine. Kenrokuen Garden and 21st Century Museum ...
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"清潔かつ、スタッフの方の対応が素晴らしかよかったです。また、利用したいです。"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Hinaya Higashiyama
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Kanazawa

Top things to do in Kanazawa

Reviews of Kanazawa

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
98
5 - Excellent 74.80916030534351%
4 - Good
27
4 - Good 20.610687022900763%
3 - Okay
5
3 - Okay 3.816793893129771%
2 - Disappointing
0
2 - Disappointing 0%
1 - Terrible
1
1 - Terrible 0.7633587786259542%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 1, 2020

At least you have to stay 2 nights or arrive very early, has many things to do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 30, 2019

Take advantage of the Kanazawa bus loop to explore. Also, you must try something with gold leaf on it or in it when visiting Kanazawa (ex. food, dessert, beauty products)!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 20, 2019

Loved the city especially the Fish market and sushi options.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 9, 2019

You can your around the city with the one day bus pass with unlimited rides

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 29, 2019

Go to Kenrokuen. Free for seniors.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 25, 2019

Don't miss the gardens and castle

Cities near Kanazawa