A homepage [Kanazawa Wellness Tourism] is now open!

Experience the real thing by going on a trip to Kanazawa and recovering the sensitivities of your mind and body. A homepage [Kanazawa Wellness Tourism] is now open!


A homepage has been created that introduces you to programs that could only be offered in Kanazawa and whose theme is healing and health (wellness).

Wellness tourism in Kanazawa offers you an opportunity in which leading craftspeople and chefs will teach you the virtues of crafts and food culture. You can have your fill of nature activities and unique programs in which you can learn and experience the essence of the distinctive culture of Kanazawa. How about taking on a challenge for the sake of your mental and physical health and to attain for yourself a glowing vitality tomorrow?


In order to prevent the spread of the corona virus, we will be closing the following art museums and cultural facilities from February 29th ~ March 15th. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Kanazawa college of art, Yanagi Sori Design Memorial
  • Kanazawa college of art, Research Institute of Art & Design
  • Kanazawa Nakamura Memorial Museum
  • Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum
  • Kanazawa Folklore Museum
  • People of Kanazawa Memorial Museum 
  • Izumi Kyoka Kinenkan Museum
  • Kanazawa Yuwaku Yumeji-kan Museum
  • Kanazawa Phonograph Museum 
  • Maeda Tosanokami-ke Shiryokan Museum
  • Muro Saisei Kinenkan Museum 
  • Tokuda Shusei kinenkan Museum
  • Kanazawa Shinise Memorial Hal
  • Kanazawa Bungeikan
  • D. T. Suzuki Museum
  • Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa
  • The Old Site of Mr.KURANDO TERASHIMA’S House
  • Kanazawa Maizou Center
  • Kanazawa Maizou Shuuzoko
  • Seibu Shimin Ikoi-no-ie
  • Naga-machi Buke Yashiki Rest House
  • Higashi Chaya Kyukeikan Rest House
  • Nishi Chaya Shiryokan Museum
  • Kanazawa City Ashigaru Museum, Takada Family House
  • Kanazawa Rojin Fukushi Center Manjuen
  • Kanazawa Rojin Fukushi Center Shojusou
  • Kanazawa Rojin Fukushi Center Kakujuen 
  • Kanazawa Rojin Fukushi Center Senjukaku
  • Tomuro Recycle Plaza, Plaza bldg.
  • Kigoyama Fureai Kenshu Center planetarium

Official website “Hello Kanazawa” which introduces activities such as workshops, tours, and events is open to the public.

Official website “Hello Kanazawa” is open to the public. It provides an introduction to several types of activities such as: workshops that could only be held in Kanazawa, where you can personally experience the real Japan; one-day tours arriving in and departing from Kanazawa; information on events being held in Kanazawa City; and, moreover, activities to make your overnight stays in Kanazawa enjoyable.

Workshop: Traditional Craft
Event in May
Night event in autumn season

Discover something that pleases you, and enjoy Kanazawa more deeply and to your heart’s content!


Kanazawa in the Winter and the Appeal of Food!

In Kanazawa during the wintertime, various foods are gathered up, making the place so fully stocked with delicious food that Kanazawa in the winter is called a “treasure house of food.” 

Kanimen, Kanazawa Oden
Kanazawa Oden

Also, a lot of winter events are held as well in Kanazawa.

The newest edition of a guidebook is out. It offers information on winter sightseeing here in Kanazawa. So, please do use it as a reference. This guidebook is being distributed at the JR Kanazawa Station TouristInformation Center.

For downloads, click here. https://visitkanazawa.jp/files/moretocheck/downloads/en/winter_is_2019_2020_en.pdf

Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train


Direct operations of the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains running between Tokyo and Kanazawa were resumed from October 25th. Kanazawa city was not impacted by the typhoon. Everyone, please do come here.


It was announced that there is a possibility that direct operations of the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains between Tokyo and Kanazawa could be resumed from October 25th.

A definite timetable is scheduled to be announced on October 23rd.

Please check the JR homepage for the latest situations regarding service. https://www.jreast.co.jp/e/

Direct connections for bullet train service between Tokyo and Kanazawa are canceled.

Due to the impacts from the typhoon, routes and bullet train cars were damaged. Accordingly, for Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains, Kagayaki and Hakutaka operations for direct connections between Tokyo and Kanazawa are canceled. Please check the JR homepage for the latest situations regarding service.

Until all lines of the Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains are opened for traffic, please use alternative means below to travel by train and bus between Tokyo and Kanazawa.

  • TokyoMaibara by Shinkansen Hikari, MaibaraKanazawa by Limited Express Shirasagi
  • TokyoKyoto by Shinkansen Nozomi, KyotoKanazawa by Limited Express Thunderbird
  • TokyoNagoya by Shinkansen Hikari, NagoyaTakayama by Limited Express Hida, TakayamaShirakawagoKanazawa by Nohi Bus : https://www.nouhibus.co.jp/highwaybus/kanazawa_en/

Alternative means exist due to the availability of Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains, local trains, and buses.

Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains are in service between Tokyo and Nagano.

You can travel Nagano (Limited Express Wideview Shinano) – Matsumoto (Bus) – Takayama (Bus) – Shirakawago (Bus) – Kanazawa route by using the  Three-Star Route Option Ticket.

In addition, please check the access page below for means of transportation such as airplanes.  

Access to Kanazawa : https://visitkanazawa.jp/howtoreach/access

Kanazawa JAZZ street

To be held for the eleventh time this year is “Kanazawa JAZZ street”. It is popular as a customary event in the fall. You can hear live jazz throughout the whole town of Kanazawa. 

At “Machikado Jazz live”, over 150 live events will be held at twelve venues in the center of the city. While listening to Kanazawa-style jazz, please make it a point to enjoy the townscapes, history, and food culture of Kanazawa.  

An introduction to a fall event unique to Kanazawa:

Traditional Culture Night Theater

Here is an event that you can enjoy in about one hour. It is the digest version of six kinds of programs that are characteristic of Japan.
The programs will feature such events as geisha performances as well as koto and Japanese drum musical performances, which are all part of the traditional culture of Kanazawa. 

Koto music
Kanazawa geigi dance

Tsuzumi-Mon Gate Night performance

At Tsuzumi-Mon Gate, which is a symbol of JR Kanazawa Station, a variety of programs such as dance and a capella will be held as daily specials. 

Why not experience the Japanese public bath known as a “sento” as a memory of your travels?

The “sento” bath has been loved for hundreds of years by the area residents.  Here you can have a glimpse of everyday life in Japan.  You can also enjoy the interaction with the locals as your use the sento.  

This pamphlet introduces the 15 sento baths located within the city as well as some etiquette for using the baths. https://visitkanazawa.jp/files/moretocheck/downloads/en/sento_map.pdf

Three-Star Route Option Ticket (One way)

From July 2019, valuable tickets are offered for sale at JR EAST Travel Service Center in Narita Airport and Haneda Airport etc, to visit sites along Mitsuboshi Kaidou Three-Star Road. Mitsuboshi Kaidou Three-Star Road is a road that connects Kanazawa, Gokayama, Shirakawa-go, Takayama, and Matsumoto.

Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa
Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa
Higashi Chaya District, Kanazawa
Higashi Chaya District, Kanazawa
Togakushi, Nagano
Togakushi, Nagano
Zenkoji-temple, Nagano
Zenkoji Temple, Nagano

This ticket gives you easy access to popular tourist sites with overseas tourists such as Mitsuboshi Kaidou Three-star Road, World Heritage site, the national treasure and Nagano’s tourist sites where introduced with three star in the michelin greenguide japan.

Detailed information on the ticket can be found from here.

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano
Matsumoto Castle, Nagano