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Kanazawa, Japan

Kanazawa: Where Heritage Blooms in Gold and Gardens

Nestled on the western coast of Japan’s main island, Kanazawa stands as a poignant reminder of the Edo period’s elegance.

Often overshadowed by Tokyo or Kyoto in travel itineraries, this city gleams with heritage.

At its heart lies the Kenrokuen Garden, a space so harmonious it’s hailed as one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens.

Nearby, the Nagamachi samurai district unveils mazes of earthen walls and historic residences. Yet, Kanazawa’s pride doesn’t end at its gardens or samurai legacy; it extends to its masterful gold leaf craftsmanship.

From intricate artworks to gilded ice cream cones, the shimmer of gold in Kanazawa adds a unique touch to every travel experience.



Country Japan
Region Chūbu (Hokuriku)
Prefecture Ishikawa Prefecture


Kanazawa, Japan

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Language: Japanese

Weather Climate: Humid continental with warm summers and cold winters.

Major Airport: Komatsu Airport (KMQ)

Time from Tokyo by flight: Approximately 1 hour.

Major Train Station: Kanazawa Station

Time from Tokyo by train: Approximately 2.5 hours (Shinkansen).

Time from Tokyo by car: Approximately 6-7 hours.

Time Zone: Japan Standard Time (JST)

Kanazawa Tourism Office

TEL: +61 (0) 2 9267 8655
FAX: +61 (0) 2 9261 4361
Toll Free: 1300 307 077 (Australia Only)

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