Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Kanazawa-shi is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Kanazawa-shi a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Kanazawa-shi.
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Best of Art and Cultural Places to Visit
Discover the local culture and art of Kanazawa-shi.
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1 Chome-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken 920-0962, Japan
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
One of the most popular museums in Kanazawa, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art was built in 2004 and tourists across the world flock here in huge numbers, every year. Arts and creations which ranges from the fields such as music, films and performing arts. The museum also promotes local artists and culture by displaying creations made by ...
Kanazawa is known for its temples and shrines and Myoryuji- Ninja Temple gives you a glimpse of authentic Japanese culture. Built by Mazda lords, the temple has many escape routes and considerable defences and hence the name Ninja Temple. The temple has secret tunnels, staircases and traps which once prevented entry from allied forces. It is advisa...
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Japan, 〒 920-0918 Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, Oyama cho 11-1
Another famous shrine in Kanazawa, Oyama Shrine is the perfect place to head to if you want to be at peace. Built in 1599 and then shifted to its current place in 1875, the Oyama Shrine is a popular tourist attraction in Kanazawa and people surely visit it during their trip. The gate is an interesting mix of Chinese, Japanese and European culture a...
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〒920-0858, Kinoshinbomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0858, Japan
One can witness grand, extravagant gates in Japan and Kanazawa is no exception. Moreover, this gate is in front of the train station. Built fully by wood, the Tsuzumi Gate is one of the most iconic landmarks in Kanazawa. Inspired from the traditional Japanese drum called tsuzumi, the wooden structure gives much needed rustic feel and enhances the u...
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1-2 Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken 920-0936, Japan
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This particular villa was built by the 13th lord of Maeda family for his mother and till now it has aced the test of time. A masterpiece of architecture, the ceilings are carved neatly with flowers and birds, hence enhancing the villa’s beauty. The guest chamber in the villa is also worth seeing. In addition to this, there are exhibits dating...
One of the prime museums in Kanazawa which are established to promote local art forms, Ishikawa Prefectural Art Museum should be visited by anyone who loves to explore different art and culture. Many creations made by local as well as international artists are displayed here. There are various genres of exhibitions which are conducted here. The mos...
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1 Chome-3-10 Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0831, Japan
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Remember the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto? An architectural marvel with a tinge of gold! Well, the gold leaf used in the Golden Pavilion is actually made in Kanazawa. Moreover, tourists can even watch the actual process of the manufacture of the golden leaf. Many entertaining workshops are also held in the museum and you can also do some experiments wi...
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1-1 Kenroku Machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken 920-0936, Japan
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Japan has a flourishing scene of arts and crafts. And in order to celebrate and promote it, the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts was built. In this museum about 36 different types of crafts from Ishikawa Prefecture are displayed. The crafts are exhibited in different categories. The most prominent ones being the &lsqu...
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Katamachi-Nomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Japan is technologically and architecturally developed and Kanazawa is no exception. One such architectural marvel is the Saigawa Bridge. With Saigawa river flowing down the bridge, and some stunning locales, Saigawa Bridge makes for a perfect setting to take a stroll with your partner. Make sure you carry your camera along with you as the bridge o...
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2 Chome-11-21 Owaricho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0902, Japan
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
Love vintage things? Want to relive the good old days? Want to know about the oldest medium of listening to music? Then, the recommended place in Kanazawa is the Kanazawa Phonograph Museum. The museum exhibits about 540 phonographs and 20,000 SP records. An exclusive wax cylinder phonograph which was invented by Edison is also displayed here and is...
A Zen temple built in late 1200s, Daijoji is another addition to the usually long list of temples and shrines in Kanazawa. Grand kitchen, meditation hall, lecture hall and the surroundings are worth seeing once you’re here. Also make sure you carry your camera, because the temple is worth capturing in your lens. If you want to indulge in some...
Love books? Love the silence experienced only in libraries? Did you have too much of museums and shrines? Well, then the Kanazawa Umimirai Library is a place you should head right away. The library is no less than an architectural marvel. Huge, grand and what not! The Kanazawa Umimirai Library is all that. You’ll get everything here. From boo...
4 Chome-4-4 Kodatsuno, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken 920-0942, Japan
09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Constructed in the first half of 17th century, in order to lay foundation stone of the family temple Tamahime, Tentokuin Temple has aced the test of time. The ancient temple is a major landmark and a popular tourist destination in Kanazawa. But this is just not your regular Japanese temple. The history of Tamahine family is beautifully portrayed in...