Around Kanazawa Station, Musashigatuji and Owari-cho

Around Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station is JR West Railway's major station located in Kanazawa. The reconstruction of the surrounding area is still making progress for the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen (a bullet train) from Kanazawa to Osaka. There is a glass dome called "Motenashi (Welcome) Dome," which looks like a huge umbrella, at the east entrance of Kanazawa Station. The dome has a

Ohmi-cho Market

The Omi-cho Market was established about the middle of the 18th century. Since then, it has been supporting the gastronomic culture of Kanazawa for more than 280 years. There are as many as 170 stores including a large number of fish stores that sell fresh fish and seafood caught in the Sea of Japan, vegetable stores that sell unique Kaga vegetables, fruit stores, dried food and

Around Musashigatsuji

One of the Three Major Shopping Quarters in the Central Part of the City Musashigatsuji is located around an intersection that is approximately one kilometer away from the east gate of Kanazawa Station. The Musashigatsuji area, Korinbo and Kata-machi area, and the east gate area of Kanazawa Station are the largest shopping quarters in Kanazawa.

The Old Site of Mr.Kurando Terashima's House

Kurando was a middle-class samurai of the Maeda family. It is said that this house was constructed in the latter half of the 18th century. The existing mansion, storehouse, and mud wall tell the actual condition of the middle-class samurai residence. Dodan tsutsuji (a kind of azalea), which blooms from the end of April until early in May and the autumn leaves are the highlights of the

Kazue-machi Chaya District

Historical Rows of Houses Designated as Japan's Cultural Assets Kazue-machi is an old geisha district located along the river between Asanogawa Ohashi Bridge and Naka-no Hashi Bridge. Gaisha are traditional, female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include performing various Japanese arts, such as classical music and dance. It is one of the three geisha