To raise interest in Kanazawa’s unique experience content, such as its historical townscape, natural scenery, food culture, and traditional crafts, we have produced videos with a sense of realism, incorporating interviews with professionals in beautiful images. There are 10 videos in total, which are well worth watching.
‘Kanazawa Craft Exhibition Online’ (available in English, French, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese) is a website allowing artists and artisans of Kanazawa City to communicate the beauty and appeal of Kanazawa’s crafts.
In addition to showing photos of traditional Kanazawa crafts, the site is enriched by the presentation of specific videos on rarely seen manufacturing techniques and processes, introduces these artists and artisans, and other information.
When watching the videos, please enable YouTube subtitles.
Mitsuboshi Kaidou or ‘Three-star Road’ is connecting several areas together, Kanazawa, Gokayama, Shirakawa-go, Takayama and Matsumoto, which you can discover today in a video features some of the most fascinating places in these areas. The video takes you on a tour of some of Japan’s most popular places which have been awarded three stars by the Michelin Guide Japan, including Kenrokuen Garden, Gassho-Zukuri Village, emblematic streets in Takayama, and Matsumoto Castle.
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.