Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is a popular tourist city where traditional culture is still strong, just like Kyoto and Nara. The best place to visit is the Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s three major gardens. Other popular attractions include the Chayamachi District with its beautiful traditional townscape and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, which is one of Japan’s leading contemporary art museums.
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Outline of Kanazawa
Where is Kanazawa?
Komatsu Airport → Kanazawa: 40 minutes by limousine bus
Haneda Airport (Tokyo) → Komatsu Airport: 1 hour
Narita Airport (Tokyo) → Komatsu Airport: 1 hours 20 minutes
JR Tokyo Station → JR Kanazawa Station:
About 2 hours 30 minutes by Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train)
JR Osaka Station → JR Kanazawa Station:
About 3 hours by JR Thunderbird Express
JR Kyoto Station → JR Kanazawa Station:
About 2 hours 30 minutes by JR Thunderbird Express
Higashi Chayagai ( Higashi Chaya District)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
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