Around Kenrokuen, Kanazawa Castle

Kenrokuen Garden

Considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens, Kenrokuen Garden is a must-visit location in Kanazawa. The name Kenrokuen means “having six factors”, representing the attributes which bring out...

Kanazawa Castle Park

Once the home of the Maeda family, who governed the Kaga Domain – present day Ishikawa and Toyama – for over 280 years, Kanazawa Castle is an essential part of the city’s history. Many features of the castle...

Seisonkaku Villa

Seisonkaku is a villa that the 13th lord of the Maeda family built for his mother in Kenrokuen Garden in 1863. Fine techniques in a wide variety are used for the inner pillars and walls of Seisonkaku. These techniques...

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Opened in 2004, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa stands out compared to more traditional art museums. The museum features a captivating disc-like design, as if it were a UFO touching down...

Kanazawa Noh Museum

Noh (a major form of classic Japanese musical drama) of the Hosho School has been promoted among people in Kanazawa since the Edo period. Kaga Hosho, which is originated in Kanazawa, tells that Kanazawa is a prosperous...

Kanazawa Crafts Hirosaka

Traditional handicrafts in a wide variety have been inherited by Kanazawa, besides nationally famous traditional handicrafts, such as Kanazawa gold leaf, Kutani porcelain, and Kaga Yuzen. Kanazawa Crafts Hirosaka exhibits...

Kaga Yuzen Kimono Center

Kaga Yuzen is characterized by its distinctive use of color and vivid patterns for kimonos. This hall introduces the manufacturing process of Kaga Yusen, a typical traditional craft of Kanazawa, and sells finished products as well...

Gyokusen-en Garden (Nishida Family Garden)

Wakita Naotaka, vassal in the Kaga Clan, started designing and constructing the garden in the middle of the 17th century, and four generations carried on the landscaping of the garden. Naotaka was born in Korea and raised by...

Ishikawa Local Products Center

Traditional products of Ishikawa Prefecture, such as handicrafts, sweets, food, and local brands of sake (rice wine) from approximately 70 long-established stores, are exhibited and sold. An experience menu with...

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

The Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art exhibits antique art objects, articles possessed by the Maeda family, Japanese paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, and modern handicrafts related to Ishikawa Prefecture. Traditional arts...

Shiinoki Cultural Complex

The Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture, was a part of the previous prefectural government building (constructed in 1924). The front side of the Shiinoki Cultural Complex maintains the original bricks, and the opposite...

Kanazawa Nakamura Memorial Museum

The Nakamura family, who has been running a brewery in Kanazawa, moved and modified their own residence here, exhibited and opened their collection to public. Later, the museum was donated to Kanazawa City. Centering on...

D.T. Suzuki Museum

Known around the world, Daisetz Suzuki – also known as D.T. Suzuki – is one of Japan’s most famous Buddhist philosophers. His essays and teaching were incredibly influential in spreading Buddhist philosophy...

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts shows 36 designed traditional crafts in Ishikawa, such as Wajima-nuri lacquerware, Kutani porcelain, Kaga Yuzen silk dyeing. There are the permanent exhibition and...