28 Sights in Kanazawa, Japan (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Kanazawa, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 28 sights are available in Kanazawa, Japan.

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1. 国立工芸館

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The National Crafts Museum is a museum of Japanese crafts in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Still retaining the more formal, official designation National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Craft Gallery (東京国立近代美術館工芸館), it forms part of the Independent Administrative Institution National Museum of Art . As part of the government policy of regional revitalization, the facility relocated in 2020 from Kitanomaru Park in Tokyo, where it first opened in 1977. It is now housed in two Western-style buildings of the Meiji period that have themselves been relocated from elsewhere in Kanazawa, reassembled, and restored, the 1898 Old 9th Division Command Headquarters and 1909 Old Army Generals Club. From the collection of some 3,800 items, by craftsmen from all over Japan, some 1,900 have been transferred, including approximately 1,400 by "holders" and preservers of Important Intangible Cultural Properties, who are often referred to as "Living National Treasures", and members of the Japan Art Academy.

Wikipedia: National Crafts Museum (Japan) (EN)

2. Ishikawa Ongakudō

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Ishikawa Ongakudō Hirorinmasa / CC BY-SA 3.0

Ishikawa Ongakudō is a concert hall in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It opened in 2001 and has two principal performances spaces: the shoebox-style Concert Hall, which seats 1,560; and the Hōgaku Hall, with a capacity of 720, for traditional Japanese music, kabuki, and bunraku. The walls of the main auditorium are finished with urushi. Yoshinobu Ashihara was the architect with acoustic design by Nagata Acoustics, who trialled their concept with a 1:10 scale model. The organ, with sixty-nine stops, is by the Karl Schuke company. Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa is the resident orchestra.

Wikipedia: Ishikawa Ongakudō (EN)

3. Ozaki Shrine

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Ozaki Shrine (尾崎神社, Ozaki-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It enshrines Amaterasu, Tōshō Daigongen, and Maeda Toshitsune, the third lord of Kaga Domain. The vermilion-painted shrine was studded with the crest of Tokugawa Ieyasu, and was revered as the Edo of Kanazawa Castle and the Nikko of Hokuriku. One of the shrines dedicated to the feudal ancestors that was popular from the late Edo period to the early Meiji period. It is also known as Kanazawa Toshogu.

Wikipedia: 尾崎神社 (JA)

4. 蓮覚寺

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Renkakuji Temple (蓮覚寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Higashiyama 2-chome, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Hongaku. The former main mountain is Ōhonzan Myokenji Temple (Shijōmon-ryū), Yūshi Hōen. Known as the Seven Faces of Utatsu, there is a graveyard of the Ueki family, which is the family home of the Sufukuin temple of Maeda Toshitsune, the lord of Kaga Domain. In addition, there are many temples in the vicinity at the foot of Mt. Utatsu.

Wikipedia: 蓮覚寺 (金沢市) (JA)

5. 立像寺

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立像寺 金沢市 / CC BY 2.1 jp

Ryūsōji is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Teramachi 4-chome, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mount Myofu. The former main mountain is Kyoto Ritsuhonji Temple, Shioshi Hōen. The main hall and bell tower, which are designated cultural properties of Kanazawa City, are valuable remains that represent the architecture of Edo period temples and shrines in Kanazawa City. 充洽園前蹟。

Wikipedia: 立像寺 (金沢市) (JA)

6. Ishiura Shrine

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Ishiura Shrine (石浦神社, Ishiura Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Honda-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The former company is a prefectural company. The name at the time of its construction was "Miwa Shrine". "Enki Shikikami Name Book" It is a shikinai sharonsha that is compared to the small shrine "Miwa Shrine" in Kaga District, Kaga Province, and is said to be the oldest shrine in Kanazawa City.

Wikipedia: 石浦神社 (JA)

7. Koganji Temple

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Koganji Temple User: (WT-shared) Kagaland at wts ウィキボヤージュ / CC BY-SA 1.0

Koganji Temple (高岸寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Teramachi 5-chome, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The scenery of the temple, where the main hall and bell tower align, forms the core of the temple complex and occupies an important position. The mountain number is Mt. Myōei. The former main mountain is Daihonzan Honkokuji Temple (Rokujōmon-ryū), Yūshi Hōen.

Wikipedia: 高岸寺 (JA)

8. Kanazawa Shinto Shrine

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Kanazawa Shrine (金沢神社, Kanazawa-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Sugawara no Michizane is the chief deity. One of the shrines dedicated to the feudal ancestors that was popular from the late Edo period to the early Meiji period. It is also written as Kanazawa Shrine. It is adjacent to Kenrokuen Garden.

Wikipedia: 金沢神社 (JA)

9. Kenrokuen Park

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Kenroku-en, located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, is an old private garden. Along with Kairaku-en and Kōraku-en, Kenroku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. The grounds are open year-round except for December 29 through January 3 during daylight hours and famous for its beauty in all seasons; an admission fee is charged.

Wikipedia: Kenroku-en (EN)

10. 三宝寺

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Sanpoji Temple (三宝寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Kobosan. The former main mountain is Myojoji Temple in Hakui City, Tōshi Hōen. It enshrines a wooden statue of the wooden Akiyama Sonjiun Reijin, known as the god of hemorrhoids.

Wikipedia: 三宝寺 (金沢市) (JA)

11. Ohi Museum

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Dawai Art Museum is a personal art museum located in Qiaochang Town, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Big eaves gutter burning displays tea sets centered on works of past dynasties. The adjacent Dayangou Gallery also sells the works of Dayangou Taoyezhai and the 11th generation Dayangou Changzuo Weimen (Nian Xiong).

Wikipedia: 大樋美術館 (JA)

12. 蓮昌寺

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蓮昌寺 金沢市 / CC BY 2.1 jp

Lianchang Temple is a Rilianzong Temple located in Dongshan, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The mountain name is Puxiang Mountain. Old Ben Mountain is Miaoxian Temple of Big Ben Mountain (four gates flow), which is brave in learning from the law. Mountain gate is the designated cultural property of the city.

Wikipedia: 蓮昌寺 (金沢市) (JA)

13. 長久寺

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Changjiu Temple is a Rilianzong Temple located in the temple group at the foot of Maochen Mountain in Dongshan, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The mountain name is Miaoguang Mountain. In the past, Benshan was the Liben Temple in Kyoto, that is, the Dien Tong Hui. There is a cemetery in the courtyard.

Wikipedia: 長久寺 (金沢市) (JA)

14. 全性寺

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全性寺 金沢市 / CC BY 2.1 jp

Zenshoji Temple is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Myoguyama. The former main mountain is Ōhonzan Myokenji Temple (Shijōmon-ryū), Yūshi Hōen. The temple gate is a designated cultural property of Kanazawa City.

Wikipedia: 全性寺 (金沢市) (JA)

15. D. T. Suzuki Museum

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D. T. Suzuki Museum 金沢市 / CC BY 2.1 jp

The D. T. Suzuki Museum opened in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan in 2011. Dedicated to the life, writings, and ideas of Kanazawa-born Buddhist philosopher D. T. Suzuki, the facility, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, includes a contemplative space overlooking the Water Mirror Garden.

Wikipedia: D. T. Suzuki Museum (EN)

16. Mt. Utatsu

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Mount Utatsu is a mountain in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is also known by a number of other names, including Mount Mukai , Mount Mukō , Mount Garyū , and Mount Kasuga . It is visible to the east of Kanazawa Castle and has Toyokuni Shrine located on its slopes.

Wikipedia: Mount Utatsu (EN)

17. Seisonkaku Villa

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The Seisonkaku (成巽閣) is a large Japanese villa in the city of Kanazawa, built in 1863 by Maeda Nariyasu (1811–1884), 13th daimyō of the Kaga clan, as a retirement home for his mother Shinryu-in (眞龍院). A collection of her personal effects is open to the public.

Wikipedia: Seisonkaku (EN)

18. 真成寺

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真成寺 金沢市 / CC BY 2.1 jp

Shinjōji Temple (真成寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in the temple complex at the foot of Mount Utatsu in Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Myōunzan. The former main mountain is Takitani Myojoji Temple, Shioshi Hōen.

Wikipedia: 真成寺 (金沢市) (JA)

19. Ishikawa Gokoku Shrine

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Ishikawa Gokoku Shrine (石川護国神社, Ishikawa Gokoku Jinja) is a Shinto shrine (Gokoku Jinja) located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is located next to Kenrokuen Garden in the center of the city. It is one of the largest shrines in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Wikipedia: 石川護国神社 (JA)

20. Myôryûji (Ninjadera Temple)

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Myōryū-ji (妙立寺), commonly known as Ninja-dera, is a Buddhist temple belonging to Nichiren sect located in the city of Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan. While not actually associated with ninjas, the temple earned its nickname because of its many deceptive defences.

Wikipedia: Myōryū-ji (EN)

21. Honda-no-Mori Hall

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Honda-no-Mori Hall Hirorinmasa / CC BY-SA 3.0

Hokuriku Electric Power Kaikan Honda no Mori Hall is a concert hall located in Ishibiki, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It is commonly known as Honda no Mori Hall. Hokuriku Electric Power owns the hall and is operated by the Kanazawa Convention Bureau.

Wikipedia: 北陸電力会館 本多の森ホール (JA)

22. Saigawa-ohashi Bridge

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Saigawa-ohashi Bridge 金沢市 / CC BY 2.1 jp

The Saigawa Bridge (犀川大橋, Saigawa Ōhashi) is a bridge over the middle stream of the Saigawa River connecting Sennichi-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture and Katamachi 1-chome. It is registered as a national registered tangible cultural property.

Wikipedia: 犀川大橋 (JA)

23. 妙応寺

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Myōō-ji (妙應寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Kanazawa. The former main mountain is Ōhonzan Honkokuji Temple (Rokujōmon-ryū) and Kōshi Hōen (奠統会).

Wikipedia: 妙應寺 (金沢市) (JA)

24. The Kanazawa Theatre

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The Kanazawa Theatre Hirorinmasa / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kanazawa Revue Theater (Kanazawa Revue-za) is a multipurpose hall located in Shimohonda-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. On October 1, 2007, the name was changed from the former name Kanazawa City Tourist Hall from the beginning.

Wikipedia: 金沢歌劇座 (JA)

25. Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture

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Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture Hirorinmasa / CC BY-SA 3.0

Ishikawa Prefecture Memorial Ishino Guest House is a newly opened multifunctional facility on the former site of the old Ishikawa Prefecture Government Building in Guangban, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Known as Shiyomu Guest House.

Wikipedia: 石川県政記念しいのき迎賓館 (JA)

26. 広昌寺

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Koshoji Temple (広昌寺) is a temple of the Soto sect located on Mount Utatsu in Uguicho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. There are graves of Motooki Fukushima (painter) and Aiko Okada (female newspaper reporter of the Meiji era).

Wikipedia: 広昌寺 (金沢市) (JA)

27. 妙国寺

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Miaoguo Temple is a Rilianzong Temple located in Dongshan, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The mountain is Sunward Mountain. Former Benshan is Miaojue Temple in Kyoto, which is the method of expanding the master.

Wikipedia: 妙国寺 (金沢市) (JA)

28. Gyokusen-Immaru Garden

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Gyokusen-en is a strolling garden located in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. In the park, there is a tea room that is a copy of Kanazawa's oldest tea house, Saisetsutei, and Urasenke Kanuntei.

Wikipedia: 玉泉園 (JA)

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