In 1940, Chiune Sugihara issued the transit visas to Jews refugees and thus helped thousands of Jews to flee Europe. The visas issues as a result of Chiune Sugihara’s courageous humanitarian act are called “visas for life”.
We invite you to discover and visit the cities of Yaotsu, Nagoya, Tsuruga, Kanazawa, Shirakawa and Takayama which are located on the Sugihara Survivors Remembrance Route. Along this route you will be able to soak up the spirit of this man and his achievements, and thus perhaps feel the hope that the world will always be at peace. You will also be able to enjoy the wonderful Japanese landscapes that punctuate this route and taste different aspects of traditional culture.
Please check out our website and video to learn more about Chiune Sugihara and this itinerary!
This column will be a two-part series on the theme of Kanazawa Castle Park. Visiting the castle after learning about the distinctive structures and functions of the castle architecture will double your enjoyment of walking around Kanazawa Castle Park. Please take a look.
As the first national art museum along the Sea of Japan, the National Crafts Museum (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo) opened in Kanazawa on October 25, 2020!
About 1,900 works of art and craft works such as ceramics, lacquerwares, textiles and metalwork moved from Tokyo to be relocated in Ishikawa Prefecture. Visitors can admire remarkable craft works created by Living National Treasure (individuals certified as Preservers of Important Intangible Cultural Properties).
At night, several cultural facilities, including the National Crafts Museum, are lit up for visitors, giving an excellent opportunity to enjoy a walk and discover the city in night time.
* Currently, they have an online reservation system for visiting the museum. Please refer to the official website for details.
YouTube channel ” Visit Kanazawa, JAPAN ” that introduces Kanazawa travel information has been launched! You can watch virtual tours of tourist spots and videos introducing traditional crafts and culture. Enjoy Kanazawa through videos now since travel is restricted!
We’ll be uploading more videos as they become available, so please subscribe to the channel if you like.
An online tour where you can experience the culture and cityscape of Kanazawa has been created for the first time. The owner of Guest House Pongyi, who knows Kanazawa well, will guide you through Zoom. You can of course ask questions during the tour! There is a lot of information that is unique to the local area!
If you participate in this tour, you will be able to enjoy Kanazawa more when you visit in the future. Check the website for details.
Kanazawa BIMI; Valuable coupons available in Kanazawa
This website introduces you to 86 menus from 64 establishments that are bursting at the seams with variety from the traditional cuisine handed down from the Edo period to the casual dining, sweets, and alcohol that the local people continue to love. Please discover your favorites and have your fill of Kanazawa!
Kanazawa City Barrier-Free Food Map; For people with food allergies, vegetarian and vegan
This website introduces you to Kanazawa establishments in which you can have prior discussions regarding food allergies, vegetarian dishes, and vegan dishes. The website looks out for “barrier-free food,” which everyone can enjoy safely and with peace of mind. Thus, please definitely make use of it.
The news is out for new night-time tours where you can experience Kanazawa’s culture, history, and cuisine. We are proceeding with preparations for holding these tours, so please look forward to them. We are looking forward to being able to meet everyone.
For details, please refer to the websites of each business in the PDF file (in English) below.