Kanazawa Geigi

Geigis have been active in the three teahouse districts of Kanazawa, Higashi, Nishi and Kazue-machi, since the Edo period (from the 17th to 19th centuries), and currently, about 50 Geigis have inherited the traditional performing arts.

 

Even if you want to meet a Geigi, there is a custom called “Ichigen san Okotowari” where first time visitors are unable to enter the teahouse. However, in this event, first time visitors are also able to enter the teahouse and watch the Geigis dance.

 


  • Kanazawa Geigi’s Traditional Performing Arts and Experience Hospitality in a Teahouse 2018

Watch a Geigi dance and taiko drum performance at an existing teahouse, and also experience playing party games. (*incleded traditional confectionary and tea)

*included an English interpreter as a guide

https://business.form-mailer.jp/lp/25642e7277658

 

 

  • Geisha Evenings in Kanazawa

At Kaikaro in Higashi Chayagai District, the landlady explains the teahouse culture in English. An event focused on explanations, with English as the only language.

geishaevenings.jp

 

 

 

How about walking around the city during cool time period of a hot day in the morning or at night?

 

In Kanazawa, the place with the most precipitation days per year in Japan, umbrella is a necessary thing. It’s being said “you can forget a lunch box, but never forget an umbrella”! Summer is sunny and hot days are continuing.

How about walking around the city during cool time period of a hot day in the morning or at night?

 


  • Jogging course around the spot recommended by the hotel staff.

KANAZAWA JOG NAVI: https://jog-navi.com/en/

 

  • Visiting the little-known places on early morning hours when it is not crowded.

Kenrokuen Garden Early Opening: (August) 4:00am – 6:45am http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/english/top.html

 

  • You can visit cultural facilities in an atmosphere different from daytime.

Kanazawa Night Museum: http://www.nightkanazawa.com/

 

  • Kenrokuen” Garden with different scenery in spring, summer, autumn and winter, is being lighted up for a limited time for each season. Please come to see how it looks like each season.

Kenrokuen Garden Summer Season Lights Up: 18:30 – 21:00, August 10 – August 12

Kanazawa Castle Park Lights Up: Every weekend

 

  • You can go around the lighted up spots riding tourist bus or get off at a bus stop and take a walk.

Kanazawa Light-up Bus: https://www.en.visitkanazawa.jp/files/moretocheck/downloads/en/kanazawa_lightup_bus.pdf

 

  • We hope you will stop in a bar during your walk around the city

KANAZAWA BIMI gourmet coupon: http://www.kanazawa-kankoukyoukai.or.jp/bar_coupon/en/

*You need to purchase the coupon in advance.

Kanazawa Night Music: http://www.kanazawa-kankoukyoukai.or.jp/night_music/en/

 

Why not visit typical and traditional areas for Japan?

 

Kanazawa has connections to tourist destinations of which Japan is proud. They are the World Heritage historic thatched roof villages Gokayama and Shirakawa-go, the old streets of Takayama, the Matsumoto castle which has been recorded as a national treasure and others.

This area where you can feel the unique history, culture and landscape of Japan is introduced as “The road of 3 stars: Hokuriku, Hida and Shinshu regions”.

 

Mitsubishi concierge is convenient for planning trips as your route is automatically displayed when you choose the place you want to visit.

https://mitsuboshi-concierge.jp/

 

Please confirm the access method to various destinations on this site and make sure to go visit them!

http://mitsuboshi-kaidou.com/access/index.html

Kanazawa: Kenrokuen
World Heritage Site: Historic Villages of Gokayama
World Heritage Site: Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go
Takayama: Historical Townscape
Matsumoto Castle
Kamikochi

 

Hyakumangoku Festival Special Tour with VIP seats to watch the procession at the castle

The Hyakumangoku festival including various planned events during it, will be opened soon.

Its highlight of is ‘Hyakumangoku Parade’, which takes place on Saturday afternoon, June 2 when participants in historical costumes, such as Toshiie Maeda, the founder of the Kaga domain will march through the main streets to the castle.

 

Special tours will be available on that date.

This tour includes taking a walk on the Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District and Kenrokuen Garden together with English interpreter and observing the parade from VIP seats in the Kanazawa Castle Park.

You can apply from here.

http://www.kanazawa-tours.com/festival

The 67th Hyakumangoku Festival

Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival, the greatest festival of Kanazawa, commemorates the entry of Toshiie Maeda, the founder of the Kaga domain, into Kanazawa Castle in 1583. Kanazawa will soon celebrate the 67th anniversary of the festival.

The festival this year is held for three days from Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3. Its highlight of is ‘Hyakumangoku Parade’, which takes place on Saturday afternoon, June 2 when participants in historical costumes will march through the main streets to the castle.

There are various other interesting events as follow.


Kaga Yuzen Toro-Nagashi (Friday, 1st June)

  • Time: 19:00-21:00
  • Venue: Near the Asano-gawa ohashi bridge
  • To express our sincere gratitude to Asanogawa-river which we used for Kaga Yuzen manufacturing process and wishes for further prosperity of Kaga Yuzen, we will flow 1200 garden lanterns down to Asanogawa-river.

Hyakumangoku Parade (Saturday, 2nd June)

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Time: 14:00-14:20
  • Venue: Kanazawa Station, Tuzumi-mon Gate
  • We will celebrate the Opening Ceremony by dances and musical performance of drums and Kaga Tobi firefighters.

 

  • Parade
  • Time and date: 14:20 – 17:30
  • Venue: Kanazawa Station East gate square, Omicho martet, Kohrinbo, Kanazawa Castle Park
  • The parade divided by samurais will proceed to Kanazawa Castle together with brass band performing music and traditional dancing group performing Shishi-mai lion dance.

 

  • Festival Finale
  • Time: 16:00-18:00
  • Venue: Kanazawa Castle Park, San-no-maru Hiroba area
  • We will celebrate finale by performing courageous dance by Kaga Tobi firefighters and then actor dressed as Maeda Toshiie will enter Kanazawa Castle.

 


Hyakumangoku Odori-nagashi (Saturday, 2nd June)

  • Time: 18:00-20:00
  • Venue: Between Minamicho and Katamachi, between Korinbo and Shinoki cultural complex (Hirosaka street)
  • Around 12,500 people dance on the downtown streets. Anyone can participate in this dance.

 


Hyakumangoku Takigi-noh (Saturday, 2nd June)

  • Time: 19:00-21:00
  • Venue: Kanazawa Castle Park
  • Traditional noh plays will be put on outdoors with light supplied by bonfires.

 


*More information about the festival:  http://en.visitkanazawa.jp/bestofkanazawa/season/2

SAKURA Cherry-blossom season in Kanazawa

Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castel park are scheduled to give free admission and to provide illumination after cherry blossoms bloomed.

Visitors can watch a very big cherry tree, which was designated as a Japanese natural treasure, at the Shogetuji-temple in Teramachi temple area. It is said that the tree is 400 years old.

There are another view places of cherry trees in Kanazawa city, such as Sai-gawa river, Asano-gawa river and Kazue-machi chayagai district.  Why don’t you check and experience these places by “360°Panoramic View” ?

 

360°Panoramic View

Kanazawa Castel park:  http://kanazawa-tourism.com/panorama/kanazawa_castle/

Kazue-machi chayagai:  http://kanazawa-tourism.com/panorama/kazue_machi/

 

The Yuwaku Onsen Hot Spring where the history and elegance hang in the air

 

Approximately 30 minutes by car from the city center of Kanazawa there is an area called “Kanazawa no Oku-zashiki” (the meaning of which is a place where one can spend quiet time away from the noise of Kanazawa) which is home to the Yuwaku Onsen Hot Spring.

 

Recently, it has become the stage for the anime “Hanasaku-Iroha“, and the “Yuwaku Bonbori Matsuri” festival held in October every year is crowded with many anime fans. In 2018 the Yuwaku Onsen Hot Spring will celebrate its 1300th anniversary since its opening and various events are planned to be held. Be sure to come and spend a relaxing time in this calm atmosphere!

http://yuwaku.gr.jp/en/

 

Release of the Promotional Video for Kanazawa City

A dance by a pair of dancers as one staged in the expressive architectures and city structure of the Edo era and the natural beauty of Kanazawa.

A visit can be the beginning of a romance and also can be the time to deepen the relationship with you love. A video filled with amazements of gorgeous scenarios and boundaries discoveries.

[DANZA IN KANAZAWA]