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

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

Where to stay in Kanazawa

Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

Higashiyama

5/5Exceptional!(3 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the museums and monuments in Higashiyama. You might want to make time for a stop at Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum or Ochaya Shima.

Higashiyama
Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District

Travelers enjoy Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District for its museums and shopping. Consider checking out Ochaya Shima while you're in the area.

Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District

Top Hotels in Kanazawa

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
4 out of 5
2-15-1 Hon-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa-ken
The price is ¥12,397 per night

Situated in Kanazawa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ishikawa Ongakudo and Omicho Market. Kanazawa Castle and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)

"It's good and very convenient place"…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
Hotel Forza Kanazawa
Hotel Forza Kanazawa
3 out of 5
2-10 Yasuecho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
The price is ¥3,728 per night

Located in the heart of Kanazawa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Omicho Market and Kanazawa Castle. Nagamachi Yuzen Kan and Kenrokuen Garden are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (133 reviews)

"The hotel was reasonably distanced from train station (800m). Was in a good position to access the Kanazawa Castle area. The staff were extremely friendly and efficient. The welcome drink upon arrival were an unexpected bonus. Room was very modern both in decore and functionality and was sparkling ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Hotel Forza Kanazawa
KUMU Kanazawa by The Share Hotels
KUMU Kanazawa by The Share Hotels
3 out of 5
2-40 Kamitsutsumicho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
The price is ¥8,860 per night

Located in the heart of Kanazawa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oyama Shrine and Omicho Market. Nomura Samurai House and Kanazawa Castle are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (364 reviews)

"This is a funky hotel with great spaces and rooms that are fit for purposes and function. Do not hesitate staying here if in Kanazawa."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

KUMU Kanazawa by The Share Hotels

Popular places to visit in Kanazawa

Kenrokuen Garden
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Kenrokuen Garden

5/5(82 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Kenrokuen Garden, a popular green space in Kanazawa. While in this culturally rich area, find time to visit its shops.

Omicho Market
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Omicho Market

4.5/5(73 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Omicho Market, a popular shopping spot in Kanazawa. Amble around this culturally rich area's gardens or experience its museums.

Kanazawa Castle
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Kanazawa Castle

4.5/5(74 reviews)

Find out about the history of Kanazawa Castle, one of the top monuments in Kanazawa. While in this walkable area, find time to visit its shops.

Top things to do in Kanazawa

Kanazawa local market food tour with friendly guide
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Kanazawa local market food tour with friendly guide

¥8,500
Per adult
Private Full-Day Customized Tour of Kanazawa
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Private Full-Day Customized Tour of Kanazawa

¥69,247
Per adult
Kanazawa Historical District Walking Tour
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Kanazawa Historical District Walking Tour

¥9,200
Per adult
Kanazawa to Shirakawago and Gokayama (Private Driving Tour)
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Kanazawa to Shirakawago and Gokayama (Private Driving Tour)

¥69,950
Per adult
Private & Personalized: Half Day in Kanazawa with a Local
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Private & Personalized: Half Day in Kanazawa with a Local

¥19,044
Per adult
Ninja's Scroll & Stroll!
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Ninja's Scroll & Stroll!

¥523
Per adult

Reviews of Kanazawa

4.7

Top Destination

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

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