Around Kenrokuen, Kanazawa Castle

Kenrokuen Garden

One of Japan's Three Most Beautiful Gardens Kenrokuen Garden is a beautiful Japanese garden with an area of 11.4 hectares located on the heights of the central part of Kanazawa and next to Kanazawa Castle. The Maeda family...

Kanazawa Castle Park

Ruins of Castle Where Maeda Family of Kaga Clan Resided In 1583, Lord Maeda Toshiie, who was Toyotomi Hideyoshi's first retainer, moved to Kanazawa. The Maeda family resided in Kanazawa Castle and governed the Kaga Clan...

Seisonkaku Villa

Seisonkaku is a villa that the 13th lord of the Maeda family built for his mother in Kenrokuen Garden in 1863. Fine techniques in a wide variety are used for the inner pillars and walls of Seisonkaku. These techniques include a wooden panel...

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa as a new-style art museum different in image from conventional art museums was opened in October 2004. This art museum is round in shape as if it were the sight of a UFO that...

Kanazawa Noh Museum

Noh (a major form of classic Japanese musical drama) of the Hosho School has been promoted among people in Kanazawa since the Edo period. Kaga Hosho, which is originated in Kanazawa, tells that Kanazawa is a prosperous...

Kanazawa Crafts Hirosaka

Traditional handicrafts in a wide variety have been inherited by Kanazawa, besides nationally famous traditional handicrafts, such as Kanazawa gold leaf, Kutani porcelain, and Kaga Yuzen. Kanazawa Crafts Hirosaka exhibits...

Kaga Yuzen Kimono Center

Kaga Yuzen is characterized by its distinctive use of color and vivid patterns for kimonos. This hall introduces the manufacturing process of Kaga Yusen, a typical traditional craft of Kanazawa, and sells finished products as well...

Gyokusen-en Garden (Nishida Family Garden)

Wakita Naotaka, vassal in the Kaga Clan, started designing and constructing the garden in the middle of the 17th century, and four generations carried on the landscaping of the garden. Naotaka was born in Korea and raised by...

The Kanko Bussankan Gift Shop & Activities

Traditional products of Ishikawa Prefecture, such as handicrafts, sweets, food, and local brands of sake (rice wine) from approximately 70 long-established stores, are exhibited and sold. An experience menu with...

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art

The Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art exhibits antique art objects, articles possessed by the Maeda family, Japanese paintings, oil paintings, sculptures, and modern handicrafts related to Ishikawa Prefecture. Traditional arts...

Shiinoki Cultural Complex

The Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture, was a part of the previous prefectural government building (constructed in 1924). The front side of the Shiinoki Cultural Complex maintains the original bricks, and the opposite...

Kanazawa Nakamura Memorial Museum

The Nakamura family, who has been running a brewery in Kanazawa, moved and modified their own residence here, exhibited and opened their collection to public. Later, the museum was donated to Kanazawa City. Centering on...

D.T. Suzuki Museum

Daisetz Suzuki, known internationally as D.T. Suzuki, is a Kanazawa-produced buddhist philosopher. The museum building is located next to his place of birth, and comprises three wings: the Entrance Wing, the Exhibition Space...

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditonal Arts and Crafts

Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditonal Arts and Crafts shows 36 designed traditional crafts in Ishikawa, such as Wajima-nuri lacquerware, Kutani porcelain, Kaga Yuzen silk dyeing. There are the permanent exhibition and...