The cherry blossom season is here!

For Kanazawa, blooming was announced on April 1st, and around April 8th is expected to be the time of full bloom.

The three places, Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle Park, and Kazue-machi Chaya District, are especially recommended as famous places for cherry blossoms in Kanazawa.

Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa Castle Park
Kazue-machi Chaya District

Kenrokuen Garden, in particular, will be lit up at night for a limited time in the cherry blossom blooming period. Enjoy the night view. During the cherry blossom blooming period, entry to Kenrokuen Garden will be free all day.

Kenrokuen Garden
Kanazawa Castle Park

  • Kenrokuen Garden free entry / illumination period: April 5th to April 11th
  • Time of illumination: Sunset to 9.30 p.m. (entry to garden is until 9.15 p.m.)

Limited time offer until the end of March!

Visit Mitsuboshi Kaido, and make a postcard to commemorate your trip there!

You can send the postcard printed with the beautiful landscapes and your desired photograph for free to anywhere in the world from the five areas, Kanazawa, Gokayama (Nanto city), Shirakawa-go, Takayama and Matsumoto!

  • You have to answer a simple survey
  • One postcard is available for free for each person in every area

Make a post card: https://posto.jp/campaign/mitsuboshi/index

Mitsuboshi Kaido, which feels like the authentic Japan: https://www.mitsuboshi-kaidou.com/en


Visit all five areas and collect the stamps!

  • More than one stamp: Gift card of Amazon
  • More than three stamps: Sourvenirs at Tourist Information in each area
  • Limited period until March 2019

Detail: https://stamprally.posto.jp/campaign/mitsuboshi/index_en.html

Winter Kenroku-en garden

“yukitsuri” at Kenrokuen garden

At Kenroku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, you can see the famous winter sight of “yukitsuri” until the middle of March. “Yukitsuri” refers to the technique of supporting branches with ropes to prevent them from breaking under the weight of the snow, and it is a seasonal spectacle in Kanazawa, where the snow has a high moisture content.

Furthermore, from February 1st until the 19th, Kenroku-en and Kanazawa Castle Park will be lit up with illuminations. Please take the opportunity to see this wondrous spectacle, available for this season only.


[ Kenroku-en and Kanazawa Castle Park lit up with illuminations ]

  • February 1st until the 19th
  • 17:30~21:00 *Entry to the park is until 20:45

Traditional culture and handicraft experience in Kanazawa

In the Higashi Chaya district of Kanazawa even today Geisha still perform.

We are now offering a special program where you can experience the traditional culture of Kanazawa including tea ceremony and the creation of gold-leaf crafts. Make the most of this opportunity!


DATES:

  • Thursday, January 17
  • Thursday, January 24
  • Thursday, February 14
  • Thursday, February 21

DETAIL:

  • 17:00 – 18:00 creation of gold-leaf crafts
  • 18:15 – 19:15 tea ceremony
creation of gold-leaf crafts
tea ceremony

INFORMATION: https://k-jj.kanazawa-kankoukyoukai.or.jp/plan/page.php?pl_public_no=775

An amazing Fisherman’s Wharf Night Exploration tour!

The Fisherman’s Wharf in Kanazawa is where all the seafood caught in the waters of Ishikawa prefecture start their journey to the bellies of seafood lovers all around Japan. As soon as the catch of the day is unloaded, a hectic and exciting auction begins.

Before you can say “fish”, the seafood has found a new owner.

In this tour, you’ll experience the blazing heat of the auction and the bone freezing cold (-35°C!!!) of an enormous freezer, watch how the fishermen unload the haul of the day, and learn why Kanazawa’s seafood is ranked among the best and freshest in Japan from a local expert.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, finish off the tour with a scrumptious dinner featuring the freshest fish you will ever eat!

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

 

http://www.reach-kanazawa.com/tour/kanazawa-fishermans-wharf-tour/

Make a postcard to commemorate your trip there!

Visit “Mitsuboshi Kaido” which feels like the authentic Japan, and make a postcard to commemorate your trip there!

You can send the postcard printed with the beautiful landscapes and your desired photograph for free to anywhere in the world from the five areas, Kanazawa, Gokayama (Nanto city), Shirakawa-go, Takayama and Matsumoto!

*You have to answer a simple survey

*One postcard is available for free for each person in every area

*Limited period until March 2019

Make a post card

https://posto.jp/campaign/mitsuboshi/index

Mitsuboshi Kaidou, Three Star Road

https://www.mitsuboshi-kaidou.com/en


Visit all five areas and collect the stamps!

*More than one stamp: Gift card of Amazon co.jp

*More than three stamps: Sourvenirs at Tourist Information in each area

*Limited period until March 2019

Detail

https://stamprally.posto.jp/campaign/mitsuboshi/index_en.html

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