Kanazawa-shi Tourism

Hidden jewel, City of Crafts and an offbeat location, Kanazawa in Japan is known by several names. And every name is relevant proving how incredible city, Kanazawa is! While the world goes gaga over Tokyo, Kyoto and other major cities in Japan, it is the underrated Kanazawa, which needs your attention. A lot of things to indulge in, a lot of experiences to soak in, Kanazawa is a gem which Japan needs to cherish. Scenic locales, great food, developed and not too crowded, Kanazawa is the right kind of place for those who want to avoid a heavily commercialised destination as their vacation spot.

Kanazawa has plentiful of attractions which are enough to keep you hooked. Temples, shrines giving an essence of the authentic culture are in abundance in Kanazawa. The major attractions in Kanazawa are 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, Morihachi Sweets Shop and Wooden Mold museum and Kanazawa Museum of Modern Literature, Nagamachi Samurai District , Kanazawa Castle Site and Kanazawa Shinise Memorial Hall. Moreover, if you want to taste some authentic Japanese cuisine, then you’re in a right place. That’s because Kanazawa is a foodie’s paradise. People from all over Japan flock to this city to taste the lip smacking sea food. If you truly want to enjoy the history of samurais and lords and at the same time pamper your taste buds , then head straightaway to Kanazawa. You’ll not be disappointed for sure!

Essential travel information and Kanazawa-shi tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC+09:00
  • Currency: Japanese Yen
  • Electricity and Internet: Voltage in Japan is 100V with a frequency at 60 Hz. Wi-Fi is available in majority of subway stations.
  • Language: Japanese is spoken predominantly in Kanazawa.
  • Security: Police 110 {For foreigners  +81225-0555}
  • Emergency: {Fire, rescue, and ambulance services (Kanazawa City Fire Department)} 119
  • Hospital: (Ishikawa Prefectural Central Hospital) +81237-8211
  • Tipping: There is no tipping culture followed in Japan. You can expect impeccable services without tipping.
  • If someone bows down to you, bow back. It’s a sign of greeting.
  • Even though most of the sign boards are in Japanese, still people know and understand English. So, if in confusion, ask some localites.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Kanazawa-shi

  • Know the pollution level of Kanazawa-shi before you plan your visit.

    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Kanazawa-shi for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kanazawa-shi.

    • Corruption and Bribery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Kanazawa-shi is 215.42 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 97.79 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 85.29 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 1.72 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.77 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.38 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 100.45 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kanazawa-shi

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.52 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 73.43 USD

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