Hotel Hinodeya, a Ryokan Hotel in Kanazawa, is located just one minute walk from JR Kanazawa Station.

Things to See & Do

Sightseeing in Kanazawa
Kenrokuen
Kenrokuen

One of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan


In addition to Kairakuen in Mito and Korakuen in Okayama, Kenrokuen ranks as one of Japanese best gardens. The garden was started to build in 1676 when Maeda Tsunanori was the 5th lord of Kaga domain, and it took about 170 years to be finished.

Information

Address 1-4 Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0936
Phone 076-221-5850
Admission Fees 300 yen (100 yen for under 17)
Hours Open seven days a week
7:00 to 18:00 (March 1 to October 15)
8:00 to 17:00 (October 16 through February)
Parking Kenroku Car Park (with fee)
Transportation Bus: Take a bus at JR Kanazawa Station East Gate Bus Stop #3/West Gate Bus Stop #4 - Approx. 13 min. - Bus Stop "Kenrokuen Shita" - Approx. 5 min. walk to Kenrokuen

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Kanazawa Castle
Kanazawa Castle

A symbol of the castle town of Kanazawa


Maeda Toshiie, the first feudal lord of Kaga, started to rebuild the castle in 1583. It had been the Maeda family's castle since then where its successive lords resided for fourteen generations until 1869.

Information

Address 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0937
Phone 076-234-3800
Admission Free for the castle park
Hishi Yagura, Gojikken Nagaya, & Hashizumemon Tsuzuki Yagura
300 yen (100 yen for under 17)
Hours Open seven days a week
7:00 to 18:00 (March 1 to October 15)
8:00 to 16:30 (October 16 through February)
Hishi Yagura, Gojikken Nagaya, & Hashizumemon Tsuzuki Yagura
9:00 to 16:30
Close December 29 to January 3
Parking Kenroku Car Park (with fee)
Transportation Bus: Take a bus at JR Kanazawa Station East Gate Bus Stop #3/West Gate Bus Stop #4 - Approx. 13 min. - Bus Stop "Kenrokuen Shita" - Right next to the bus stop

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Higashi Chaya Distric
Higashi Chaya District

Historical chaya houses dstrict with old "Geisha" houses and restaurants


Higashi Chaya District is the largest one among the three Chaya dstricts in Kanazawa. "Chaya" means an exclusive restaurant entertaining its guests with Japanese traditional songs and dances performed by "Geiko" and "Maiko".

Information

Address Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0321
Phone 076-234-3800
Parking Public Parking Lot (with fee)
Transportation Bus: Take a bus at JR Kanazawa Station East Gate Bus Stop #4 - Approx. 12 min. - Bus Stop "Hashiba-cho" - Approx. 5 min. walk to Higashi Chaya District

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Event Information
Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival
Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival

The greatest festival in Kanazawa


Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival, held from June 5 to 7 in 2009, is a great city festival highlighting the commemoration of the entry of the lord, Toshiie Maeda, into Kanazawa Catsle in 1583.

Information

Location JR Kanazawa Statoin, Kanazawa Castle, and Kenrokuen Area
Address Kanazawa-shi
Admission Free
Hours 6/5 - 6/7
9:00 to 21:00

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Foodpia Kanazawa
Foodpia Land in Foodpia Kanazawa 2009

Kanazawa local food festival since 1984


This is an annual food festival held in February which is known as the best month to enjoy a wide variety of foods in Kanazawa.

Information

Location Ishikawa-ken Chuo Park
Address 2 Chome, Hirosaka, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0962
Phone 076-232-1000
Admission Free
Hours 2/13 - 2/15
10:00 to 18:00
Parking Parking lot (w/fee) available
Transportation Bus: Hokutetsu Bus - Bus Stop "Korinbo" - Approx. 1 min. walk to Ishikawa-ken Chuo Park

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Kanazawa Sake Festival
The 25th "Iine Kanazawa" Japanese Sake Festival

Enjoy Kanazawa local Sake, newly brewed in this Winter!


Winter is the season when "Sake" is newly brewed and this festival presents Kanazawa local Sake for tourists to taste its superior quality and to have a chance to choose which one to buy. For those who purchase Sake, there will be a chance to get anoter one, including "Daiginjo"!

Information

Location Ishikawa-ken Kanko Bussankan
Address 2-20 Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0936
Phone 076-222-7788
Admission Free
Hours 2/1 - 2/22
10:00 to 18:00
Closed Tuesday
Parking Free parking lot available
Transportation Bus: Take a bus bound for Tobu-Shako at JR Kanazawa Station - Approx. 12 min. - Bus Stop "Kenrokuen Shita" - Right next to the bus stop

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