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KANAZAWA JAPAN
GUIDEBOOK
KANAZAWA
NAGOYA OSAKA TOKYO

Welcome to Kanazawa!
A city that prides itself in the colors of Kenrokuen Garden throughout the four seasons, in the clear water of the Saigawa and Asanogawa rivers, in its abundant greenery, and in its refined traditional culture - and at the same time incorporates modern elements as it continues to develop. This is the city of Kanazawa.

Experience Kanazawa!
The items that we are featuring here are just one small part of Kanazawa. The city's identity is made up of many characteristics that cannot be found in other Japanese cities. Be sure to experience for yourself all of the various "Kanazawas" that are scattered about the city and are integral parts of it.

City of Crafts
In June of 2009, Kanazawa was appointed into the "Crafts and Folk Art" category for UNESCO's "Creative Cities Network".

Steamed sea bream

Goshiki-Namagashi (Five-colored fresh cake)

Shopping
If you are thinking of taking home a bit of Kanazawa's traditional culture, there are many items for you to choose from. Even the smallest of Kanazawa's refined traditional crafts are full of the city's distinct character.
Kutani ceramic ware Wagashi - traditional Japanese confectionery (Along with Kyoto, Kanazawa is known as one of the Three Great Wagashi locations in Japan)

Jibuni (boiled duck and vegetable dish) Local sake

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In close proximity to both the sea and the mountains, Kanazawa is blessed with geographical conditions that are conducive to an abundance of good food. Moreover, the city's gastronomic culture has been influenced by the delicate and exquisite culture of the feudal period. During all four seasons, many tourists from all over Japan gather here to experience the exquisite flavors of Kanazawa's food.

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Kanazawa is a city that preserves its traditional culture in the everyday life of its citizens, yet at the same time adopts new culture. If you walk just a little way, you will see how the old and the new coexist.

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The weather in Kanazawa is changeable. Since the city gets a relatively large amount of rain, there is a proverb that translates as "Even if you forget your packed lunch, don't forget your umbrella." We recommended that you always be prepared with rain gear such as your umbrella when going out sightseeing.

Average temperature: 14.3C (for a normal year) Maximum temperature: 35.8 (2011) Minimum temperature: -4.0 (2011) Number of rainy days per year: 178.1 (for a normal year) Average humidity: 73% (for a normal year)

Kenrokuen Garden Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival Kaga-tobi (Firefighters of Kaga Clan)

Kanazawa Sculptures in the city

Kaga Yuzen (Distinguished by its realistic floral design) Craft Tourism

Kanazawa Lacquerware (Ones decorated with gold or silver designs are called Kaga Makie)

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Himuro-biraki (opening of "ice room")


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Place: Yuwaku area


Summer

Viewing of Kanazawa geisha girls practicing music and dance


Jul.-Aug.

Place: each geisha district association's facilities

Higashi Chaya District Ishikawa-mon Gate of Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Acapella Town


August

Place: Throughout the city

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


Here you can find out about 21st-century artistic activities from all over the world. The museum building is characterized by its striking circular glass wall.

x10:00 am - 6:00 pm (open until 8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays) cM o n d a y s , y e a r - e n d and New Year's vPermanent exhibition Adults 350 / University students and seniors 65 years and over 280 / High school students and younger: free *A separate entrance fee is charged for special exhibitions.

Kanazawa JAZZ STREET


September

Location: Throughout the city

Kanazawa Enyukai (garden party)


Late Sept.

Place: various locations around Kanazawa


Autumn 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (full view)

Viewing of autumn foliage


Oct.-Nov.

Place: Kenrokuen Garden area, Mt. Utatsu, etc.

Kanazawa's hot springs


Yuwaku Hot Spring (Number of inns : 9)
With its new greenery in the spring, crimson leaves in the fall, and snowy winter scenery, this hot spring has been visited by many of Japan's well-known people. It has a particularly strong connection with the painter Takehisa Yumeji, who is famous for his paintings of beautiful women. Also, there is an "ice room" that has been used every year since ancient times to store natural snow until the summer, as well as related events.
Beneficial for external wounds, skin diseases, rheumatism, neuralgia, etc.
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Setting up of Yukitsuri (rope supports to protect trees from snow)


Early November

Place: Kenrokuen Garden

Kaga Firefighters New Year's Event


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Fukatani Hot Spring


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Place: Kanazawa Castle Park

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This hot spring resort is tucked away in a mountain ravine. Each inn has different hot spring water for you to enjoy. If you take a bath in amber or coffee-colored water, your skin will become silky smooth.
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[Immerse yourself in art] 121st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


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This museum allows you not only to look at modern art from all over the world, but also to experience it, thereby deepening your understanding. Opened in October 2004, it is the world's most advanced art museum. x10:00 am - 6:00 pm (until 8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays) cMondays (or the next weekday if Monday is a holiday), Dec. 29 Jan. 3 vAdmission fee for permanent exhibition:Adults 350 / University students 280 / Seniors 65 years and over 280 / High school students and younger: free b076-220-2800 Mhttp://www.kanazawa21.jp/ 2Pref. Museum of Art The museum is closed until September 2008. Exhibits a wide range of art, including antique art related to Ishikawa Prefecture, crafts and paintings by artisans with a connection to Ishikawa. Please take your time and look around at many of the most superb works in Japan - some of which have been designated as national treasures and important cultural assets. x9:30 am - 7:00 pm vAdmission fee for permanent exhibition: Adults 350 / University students 280 / High school students and younger: free b076-231-7580 Mhttp://www.ishibi.pref.ishikawa.jp/ [Stroll in historical parks] 3Kenrokuen Garden This garden originated more than 300 years ago as the garden of the secondary residence of the feudal lord of that time. It is one of the best daimyo gardens, and one of the three most famous gardens in Japan. You can enjoy the Japanese atmosphere of its beautiful landscaping at any time of year. x7:00 am - 6:00 pm from Mar. 1 to Oct. 15, and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm the rest of the year vAdults 300 / Seniors 65 years and over: free (I.D. required) / Children 100 b076-234-3800 Mhttp://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/ 4Kanazawa Castle Park Full-scale construction of Kanazawa Castle began more than 400 years ago. Many of its buildings were burned down in repeated fires, but several structures, such as Ishikawa Gate and Sanjikken Nagaya, are still standing. Recently, Gojikken Nagaya and some other parts of the castle were restored to their original form. Another attraction of the park is its great variety of stone walls, which cannot be found anywhere else in Japan. xsame hours as Kenrokuen vAdmission free of charge *Admission fee for Hishi-yagura, Gojikken-Nagaya and Hashizume-mon Tsuzukiyagura: Adults 300 / Children 100 bMsame as for Kenrokuen [Get to know Kanazawa culture] 5Nakamura Memorial Museum

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One can summarize the attraction of present-day Kanazawa as "coexistence of modernity and tradition". For example, by simply venturing a little distance away from the downtown area that bustles with young people, you can come across a streetscape dating back several centuries. This is the area that symbolizes the attraction of present-day Kanazawa. The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa exhibits a wide range of modern art by artists from all over the world; you can spend a long time there without tiring of the exhibits. Kanazawa Castle Park is a symbol of Kanazawa's traditional culture, and Kenrokuen Garden was created as the castle garden by successive generations of lords, beginning more that 300 years ago. As one of the three most famous gardens of Japan, it attracts many tourists. This area, in which newness and traditional culture coexist, is truly representative of modern-day Kanazawa.
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Here you can experience everything related to Kaga yuzen: view exhibits, shop, watch hand-painting demonstrations, try your hand at stencil dyeing (1,050), get dressed in a kimono (reservations required / 1,500), or go for a stroll wearing a Kaga yuzen kimono (reservations required / 3,800 for one hour). x9:00 am - 5:00 pm cWednesdays, Dec. 29 - Jan. 3 vAdults 300 / Children 200 b076-224-5511 qKanko Bussankan (Ishikawa Souvenir Shopping Center)

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Here you can find Ishikawa's traditional crafts, Japanese-style confections, local sake, etc. all under one roof. You can also try your hand at making Japanese-style confections or a sand-blasted glasswork with gold coloring: your own original souvenir. x10:00 am - 6:00 pm cTuesdays from December to March vFree admission. Make-your-own Japanese-style confections: 30 min. between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 1,200. Make-your-own sand-blasted glasswork with gold coloring: 30-50 min. between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm every day 1,500. *Not available some days, so please inquire beforehand. b076-222-7788

Kanazawa is a city steeped in tea ceremony, where you can easily try out participating in a tea ceremony yourself. In the Shigure-tei tea house in Kenroku-en garden, it is also possible to experience a tea ceremony without a prior reservation. By gazing at the garden while enjoying your tea and confectionaries, you too can experience the Japanese ethos.

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Recommended Sightseeing Spots


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[Get a taste of history and literature] 1Oyama Jinja Shrine This shrine is dedicated to the first lord of Kaga, Maeda Toshiie. Inlaid glass in the uppermost section of the three-tiered gate gives it an exotic appearance. xyear-round vfree of charge b076-231-7210 2Maeda Tosanokami-ke Shiryokan Museum This museum displays weapons, art and craft items, letters, etc. belonging to the Tosanokami family, chief vassals of the Kaga clan. Visitors have free access to a lounge facing the small garden, conveniently located for resting after a stroll. x9:30 am - 5:00 pm cperiods of exhibit change vAdults 300 / Seniors 65 years and over 200 / High school students and younger: free b076-233-1561 3Shinise Kinenkan Museum The Nakaya pharmacy, which was established in 1579, was moved to this location and reconstructed as a museum. It contains furnishings from when the old shop was in business, as well as items that show the merchants' culture of the time. xyear-round 9:30 am - 5:00 pm vAdults 100 / High school students and younger: free b076-220-2524 4Naga-machi Buke Yashiki Kyukeikan Rest House

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[Get to know Kanazawa culture] 8Kanazawa Phonograph Museum This museum has a collection of 540 phonographs, including Edison models, most of which still work, as well as 20,000 SP records. There are three demonstrations a day that you can listen to and compare sounds. x10:00 am - 5:30 pm (last admission 5:00 pm) cDec. 29 - Jan. 3, periods of exhibit change vAdults and university students 300 / Seniors 65 years and over 200 / High school students and younger: free b076-232-3066 9Ame-no Tawara-ya Shop This shop sells a healthy kind of candy made from rice and barley, with no additives whatsoever. The nutritious Jiro-ame (soft honey-like candy) is the most popular. x9:00 am - 6:00 pm (5:00 pm on Sundays) cIrregular closing days b076-252-2079 [Have a traditional experience] qTry your hand at playing the koto This shop manufactures and sells kotos. From January to March, visitors can make a reservation to try playing the koto free of charge (no fixed time limit). Koto Sangen Nodaya x11:00 am - 6:00 pm cSundays b076-221-2870 wGallery Kyoka Gallery Kyoka displays a wide array of high-end traditional crafts from across Ishikawa Prefecture. You can try your hand in Makie (Powder designs on lacquerware) while enjoying the atmosphere of the remodeled tea room interior. x10:00 am - 5:00 pm cundetermined vThe Makie sessions are 1000 per person b076-232-2770 eNakashima Men-ya Nakashima Men-ya is a long-established store which creates and sells Kaga Hachiman Oki-agari dolls, Kaga Ningyo dolls, Kaga Shishi Gashira, and Kanazawa traditional toys. You can try your hand at making decorating a Kaga Hachiman Oki-agari doll as well. x9:00 am - 6:00 pm c Tuesday v Kaga Hachiman Oki-agari dolls Decoration Trial lesson 400 b076-232-1818

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The glass dome of Kanazawa Station has the nickname of "Motenashi Dome". Motenashi means "welcoming" or "entertainment"; it is a word that indicates good treatment of guests. The dome expresses the hospitality of the citizens of Kanazawa, who kindly greet and send off people who come to visit the rainy city, in the hope that they will not get wet when starting their journey. Omi-cho Market, said to be the "kitchen of the citizens of Kanazawa", is located in Musashigatsuji. About 280 years old, it is crammed with rows of seafood and vegetable shops. Looking around at all of the produce, you will get a sense of the market's unique vitality. Owari-cho, which was once inhabited by merchants and craftsmen, has many old shops that are still in business. You can enjoy the taste of such treats as oldfashioned confections and tsukudani (various foods boiled down in soy sauce). The atmospheric street that goes from Owari-cho to the Kazue-machi Chaya District by the Asanogawa River is the perfect place for a stroll.

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[Have a traditional experience] 1Gold leaf application Ninety-nine percent of Japanese gold leaf is high-quality leaf produced in Kanazawa. Here you can watch the process of making gold leaf of a thickness of only 0.0001 mm, and try your hand at gold leaf application. Reservations required. [Sakuda Gold Leaf Shop] xTimes for do-it-yourself gold leaf application: 1) 9:00 am ~ 2) 10:30 am ~ 3) 1:00 pm ~ 4) 3:00 pm ~* Time required: 1 - 1.5 hours Limit of 20 people (Reservations required)cOpen yearroundv500/person for one time (includes cost of materials) + shipping costb076-251-6777 2Shamisen playing The shamisen is an indispensable instrument in the geisha district. You are offered a chance to play one in this time-honored shop. [Shamisen no Fukushima] x10:00 am - 4:00 pmcSundays and holidays, 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, year-end and New Year's, Obon holidayv300 (includes shamisen playing, powdered green tea and dry confectionary) b076-252-3703 3Sake brewing Tour a sake brewery with a history of over 370 years, and enjoy sake tasting. Reservations required. [Yachiya Breweries Co.] xTour times: 1) 10:00 am ~ 2) 11:00 am ~ 3) 2:30 pm ~ 4) 3:30 pm ~ * The manufacturing process differs according to the time. * Time required: about 30 min / Limit of six people per tour v2,000 (includes consumption tax, shipping fee extra) * You will be given one 720 ml bottle of freshly brewed pure sake to take home.b076-252-7077

7Utatsuyama Park This park, which extends along the base of Mt. Utatsuyama, affords a good view of Kanazawa. From the lookout point on the summit, called 'Bokodai', one can see the whole city, and on clear days there is a view of the Japan Sea. The park is also popular for its night view.

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4Utatsuyama Craft Workshop Visitors can tour the workshop building, looking through glass walls behind which students are busily engaged in five types of crafts: ceramic art, lacquer art, fabric dyeing, metalwork and glass art. In the main building there are many works by master artisans on display. x9:00 am - 4:30 pmcTuesdays (or the next day if Tuesday is a holiday), Dec. 29 - Jan. 3vAdults 300 / Seniors 65 years and over 200 / High school students and younger: freeb076-251-7286 [Experience the local lifestyle] 5Higashi Chaya District This popular tourist area beside the Asanogawa River features rows of old geisha houses that give a feel for what Kanazawa was like in bygone days. 6Asanogawa River There is something delicate about the scenery around Asanogawa River. Walking on the street along the river, you will notice the close relationship that local residents have with it.
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From the Hirokoji bus stop About 3 min. walk to Nishi Geisha District About 3 min. walk to Myoryuji Temple
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cJan. 1 only vfrom 1,050 (Choice of over 20 types) b076-241-0902 Here, in addition to purchasing and trying your hand at decorating Kutani ware, one of Kanazawas traditional crafts, you can watch its production process. 4Kanazawa Kutani Shineido In this shop you can decorate a piece of Kutani ware, or choose from a wide selection of souvenirs. x9:00 am - 5:30 pm (5:00 pm from the end of November to the end of February) cIrregular closing days (same days as Myoryuji Temple) vfrom 420 b076-244-6221 You will be unable to take home your work on that day. You may either come pick it up in the future or we can ship it domestically.
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The Nishi Chaya District is one of Kanazawas three tea house districts, along with the Higashi Chaya District, and the Kazue-machi Chaya District. At night, you can hear the sounds of the shamisen being played, and you can get a true sense of the chic side of Kanazawas nightlife. The Nishi Chaya District is famous for having the most geikos of all three tea house districts, so if you are lucky, you must just be able to meet one!
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xOpen hours cClosed vAdmission bTelephone number [Get a sense of history] 1Tentokuin Temple This is the family temple of Tama-hime, the princess who came to Kaga in 1601 to marry into the Maeda family. Even now, a wind-up-doll play about the 24-year-long life of Kanazawa's beloved Tama-hime is performed at the temple every day. x9:00 am - 4:30 pm (Mar. - Nov.), 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Dec. - Feb.) cBuddhist sermon days, Dec. 29 - Jan. 3 vHigh school students and older 500, Junior high school students 300, Elementary school students 200 (tea ceremony 500) b076-231-4484 2Daijoji Temple This temple, used for training monks, was founded about 700 years ago and moved to its present location about 300 years ago. Here you can experience Zen meditation - the seeking of enlightenment through detachment and silence, by sitting quietly and concentrating. The building has been designated as a cultural asset of national importance. [Admire the view] 3View from Nodayama From Nodayama, a hill located in the southwestern part of the urban area of Kanazawa, you can see the whole urban area. It is popular as a spot from which to see the city at night; if you have a car, the view is well worth the drive.
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Toshiie Maeda, whose body rests in Mt. Nodayama, was the man who built the foundation for the castle town of Kanazawa. His great accomplishments are remembered every year at the beginning of June, in which the Hyakumangoku Festival is held. The festival is widely attended, and with its realistic promenade of heroic warriors, you can experience a taste of the past as if you had time travelled back to the Warring States period.
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Enjoy the essence of Kaga cuisine
The dishes served in Kanazawa's ryotei mainly fall into the category of Kaga cuisine. The flavors are exquisite, as indicated by the fact that Kaga cuisine attracts chefs from Kyoto, a city that also has many ryotei, and from all over Japan for training.
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Admire a Japanese house and a Japanese garden at the same time.
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Enjoy handicrafts and geisha performances
The food is presented on Kanazawa Kutani ware, the traditional ceramic ware of Ishikawa Prefecture, and Kanazawa lacquerware; all of the dishes are of superb quality. The interior decoration of a ryotei includes folding screens and scroll pictures. Guests can invite geishas to perform. Please have your fill of Kanazawa's many forms of art in a ryotei.

Have you ever been to a ryotei, or Japanese-style restaurant? In addition to authentic Japanese cuisine, it offers an experience of various elements of Japanese culture. Here in Kanazawa, there are many ryotei with a history of several hundred years. A visit to one of them would be sure to delight you.
Kanazawa - a city of ryotei
A ryotei is a restaurant that serves kaiseki ryori a set of dishes served on an individual tray. There are many such restaurants in Kanazawa. All you need to do to experience the city's traditional culture is make a reservation. The attractions of a ryotei can be divided into "cuisine", "architecture" and "performing arts".
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Because fresh seafood is readily available in Kanazawa, the sushi is outstanding. Be sure to visit the sushi restaurants dotted around the city.

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2-1 Kuratsuki Higashi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 3-7-3 Heiwa-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa

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TTokyo (Haneda) Noto x One way: approx. 1 hr v One way: 22,120 (for normal periods) z No. of flights: 2 round-trips/day (ANA)
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English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian

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YTokaido Shinkansen "Hikari" (Change trains at Maibara) Limited Express "Shirasagi" x Approx. 2 hrs & 30 min (shortest time) v One way: 7,040 z No. of trains: 16 round-trips/day
Y Limited Express "Shirasagi" x Approx. 3 hrs(shortest time) v One way: 6,620 z No. of trains: 8 round-trips/day

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Tourism Promotion Section, City of Kanazawa


1-1-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-8577 JAPAN Tel:076-220-2194 Fax:076-260-7191

[Tourist Information Websites] Kanazawa City Tourism Association http://www.kanazawa-tourism.com


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