Spring is in Hokuriku! I went around Kanazawa’s classic sightseeing spots in “kimono”.

Ishikawa / Kanazawa

Thank you, It’s ting-in!

The 10-day holiday of your dream is just around the corner, but have you decided where you’re going to travel?

If not, let’s go to Kanazawa!

With the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, we were able to reach Kanazawa from Tokyo in about two hours and 30 minutes.The time required by express from Osaka and Nagoya is the same!Access from each city is excellent, and you can enjoy it enough even if you take a day trip.

In Kanazawa, where the old streets remain, why don’t you try to walk around the town wearing kimonos?Introducing recommended kimono rental shops and classic attractions!


Kanazawa Station

Start from Kanazawa Station, the gateway to Kanazawa!When you leave the station, you will be greeted by the new Kanazawa symbol, The Drum Gate.

It’s a bit of a walk around Kanazawa, so it’s a good idea to take a bus.A one-day free ticket for the Hokutetsu Bus, which runs all over the major tourist attractions, is on sale for 500 yen, so buy it at Kanazawa Station.

The “Castle Town Kanazawa Tour Bus”, which you can take with a free ticket, is a round and round of tourist attractions, so if you take this bus, you can hold down the place stoyour to go.

Moreover, the decoration of this bus and the car is elaborated in the taste.


Kabayashi-bo kimono rental

Next, we went to a kimono rental shop in Kabayashi, a busy area that is the economic center of Kanazawa!This is the shop i used this time.Than the shops in front of Kanazawa Station, which is a number, you should be able to rent it at a relatively good deal!

For women, not only can you put on a kimono, but you can also set your hair well.You can also borrow a kanzashi, a tabi, and a small bag, so you can use it empty-handed!

Nagamachi Samurai Residence Ruins

Now that you’ve changed into a kimono, let’s start walking around town!First of all, we went to the nearest spot from Kabayashi, nagamachi samurai residence ruins.As the name suggests, it used to be a samurai residence.

Even now, the remnants of the house remain in some places, and you can experience a very heavy residence.It is also good that there is a flow of water!

I was a little hungry at once, so I took a drink over tea.When you spend time in kimono, you can feel elegant no matter what you do( laughs)

21st Century Museum of Art

The 21st Century Museum of Art is surely located within walking of Kabayashi.The design office called SANAA, founded by Japan’s leading architects, Kazuyo Saejima and Tatee Nishizawa, was in charge of the design.When viewed from the sky, it is a round circle.

All the outer walls are curved glass.From the inside and the inside, a sense of transparency and a sense of openness is amazing!Anyone can walk free of charge if they just enter the “exchange zone”, such as the corridor of the perimeter.It’s an open museum.

The 21st Century Museum of Fine Arts is a pool in the courtyard.When you look in the water, there are people!?It is a very mysterious sight.

Looking down on this pool from above, you can enjoy it for free without lining up because it is an exchange zone.However, in order to enter the water, you need a ticket to enter the exhibition zone.
Reference: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa|

It took more than an hour to enter the stadium because it was in the middle of Golden Week.What a beggar who waits an hour to drown.

There are also various mechanisms outside the museum.The space surrounded by a transparent wall of three primary colors is simply fun to change colors while walking (laughs).

The mirror of the sphere was connected, and the object which seemed to reflect insta really.


Right next to the 21st Century Museum is Kenrokuen, one of the three famous japanese gardens, along with Korakuen in Okayama, mito‘s paradise.It is said to have been named Kenrokuen because it combines six of “Hirodai, Yu,Yu,Human power,aoko,water fountain, and the view”.

There is a pond in a very large site for the garden, and the construction mountain is made, and the undulation is unexpectedly violent, too.That, the big six garden of such a scale is a lot of impressive.

Ayame?SobuI can’t tell the difference, but it’s also a big attraction of Kenrokuen to be able to enjoy the scenery of the four seasons in this way.

There was a cherry tree which was still blooming even in May, too.The cherry blossoms are scattered and the traces are quaint and beautiful.

On the way, I was tired of walking and ate soba in a place like a place that floated on the pond.The food is also good.It is easy to get tired when i wear a kimono, so let’s go on a day off.

Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle is across from Kenrokuen Garden.That said, there is no castle tower left, and it may be a little insufficient as a castle.

Still, the structure in the surrounding such as the wall, the moat, and the gate is very splendid!Between Kenrokuen and Kanazawa Castle, was it originally a moat?The road passes as thought, and there is a considerable height from the road to the stone wall.

This gate is big enough to look up, isn’t it?Moreover, it is considerably new.In recent years, these remains seem to have been rebuilt little by little.

In the center is a large square, which is used as kanazawa castle park.The grounds of Kanazawa Castle Park are larger than Kenrokuen.Lol

Omi-cho Market

If you come to Kanazawa facing the Sea of Japan with great pains, you want to eat delicious seafood, too, right?Omi-cho Market is the one that fulfills such a desire.If you pass through Kanazawa Castle Park, you can walk from the 21st Century Museum of Art and Kenrokuen.But don’t overdo it.

Omi-cho Market is like an arcade shopping street, with shops singing fresh seafood and kanazawa specialties.

It’s also great to eat and walk here!I had the raw oysters cracked on the spot and went smoothly.I have nothing more to say…!

Of course, the seafood bowl is also good.There are a lot of seasonal fish.Perfect for snacks(?)

Hishi Chaya-gai

The last place to go is the Hokashi Chaya-gai, which is the most kanazawa-like place.It’s a little far from the center, so get off at the “Hashima-cho” bus stop of the Castle Town Kanazawa Tour Bus, and cross the Asanogawa Ohashi Bridge, made by Taisho with beautiful arches.

The place where there is a wooden tower is a mark of the entrance of the hitachi chaya-gai.

The Hhashi Chaya-gai street is a traditional town that flourished as a chaya-cho.The cobbled streets and cobbled landscapes are thoroughly unified and enchanted and beautiful.It has been selected as an important traditional building preservation district in japan, and “Shigeden ken” for short.

There are several streets, but it is also interesting that the expression of the town is different little by little according to the street.

It is also recommended to walk in the back alley moistly.It is a point high that the detail is neatly beautiful.

The kimono looks great here, too.There are many shops and cafes in the town, including traditional crafts and Japanese sweets, so it’s fun to go shopping and eat.Especially, the impact of “gold leaf software” is terrible.


When i return to Kabayashi, I return my kimono, and then I return to Kanazawa Station.The drum gate at night is also beautiful.

From Kanazawa Station, you can return to Tokyo by hokuriku Shinkansen, or return to Osaka by limited express Thunderbird.I went back to Nagoya by express express shirasagi.

Kanazawa is a compact tourist destination with good transportlinks and a day trip.Once you go and don’t lose!

However, there are many other scenery that can be seen only at this time of year, such as the snowy otani that reaches the height of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route and the tulip field on one side of Tonami which is famous in the village.If you can stay one more night or two more, please come and visit us!