Explore interesting sights in Kanazawa, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 27 sights are available in Kanazawa, Japan.Sightseeing Tours in Kanazawa
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.
2. Kenrokuen Park
Kenroku-en , located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan, is a strolling style garden constructed during the Edo period by the Maeda clan. Along with Kairaku-en and Kōraku-en, Kenroku-en is considered one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan and is noted for its beauty across all seasons, particularly in winter. Spread over nearly 25 acres, features of the landscape include meandering paths, a large pond, several tea houses, and one of Japan's oldest fountains. First opening to the public in 1871, the garden was later designated a National Site of Scenic Beauty in 1922, and subsequently received status as a National Site of Special Scenic Beauty in 1985. The grounds are open through paid admission year-round during daylight hours.
3. Ishikawa Ongakudō
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.
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.
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。
6. Ishiura Shrine
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.
7. Koganji Temple
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.
Renjoji Temple (蓮昌寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Fuka. The former main mountain is Ōhonzan Myokenji Temple (Shijōmon-ryū), Yūshi Hōen. The temple gate is a city-designated cultural property. One of the temples that make up the temple group at the foot of Mount Utatsu.
9. Daijōji Temple
Daijoji Temple (大乘寺) is a temple of the Soto sect located in Nagasaka-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Dongxiang Mountain, Sugi Forest, and in ancient times Golden Lion Peak. There is a monastery. During the Edo period, the Seiki (monks' training rules) was reconstructed here, and it was called the Kisei-Mahayana.
Kanazawa Yuwaku Edomura (金沢湯涌江戸村) is a Kanazawa municipal history museum located in Yuwaku Onsen, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It was established for the purpose of relocating and preserving buildings from the Edo period, deepening understanding of history and culture, and improving culture. Opened in September 2010.
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.
Tentokuin (天徳院) is a temple of the Soto sect located in Kodachino, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Kinryuzan (金龍山). The temple name is named after the name of Princess Shōmuro of Maeda Toshitsune, the lord of Kaga Domain, Tentoku-in Hall Inuiun Junsada Daizen Teida.
13. Ohi Museum
The Ōhibi Museum of Art is a private art museum located in Hashiba-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It exhibits tea utensils, focusing on the works of Ohiyaki successive generations. The adjacent Ohi Gallery also sells works by Ohi Tojisai and the 11th generation Ohi Chozaemon (Toshio).
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.
15. Saigawa-ohashi Bridge
The Saigawa Bridge (犀川大橋, Saigawa Ōhashi) is a road bridge over the middle reaches of the Saigawa River in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. It connects Sennichicho and Katamachi 1-chome in the same city, and is registered as a national registered tangible cultural property.
16. Kanazawa Shinto Shrine
Kanazawa Shrine is a shrine in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Michizane Sugawara is the main god. One of the shrines dedicated to feudal ancestors that became popular from the late Edo period to the early Meiji era. It is also written as Kanazawa Shrine. It is adjacent to Kenrokuen.
17. D. T. Suzuki Museum
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.
18. Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Ishikawa Prefecture
The Ishikawa Prefectural Government Memorial Shiinoki State Guest House is a multipurpose facility newly opened on the site of the former Ishikawa Prefectural Government Building in Hirosaka, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It is commonly known as the Shiinoki State Guest House.
19. Seisonkaku Villa
20. Honda-no-Mori Hall
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 it is operated by the Honda no Mori Hall Steering Committee.
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.
22. Ishikawa Gokoku Shrine
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.
23. Myôryûji (Ninjadera Temple)
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.
The Ishikawa Prefecture Zeniya Gobei Memorial Hall is a museum that exhibits the wealthy merchant Zeniya Gobei, who made a fortune on the Kitamaebune and was touted as "one million koku of the sea". The location is 55 Honmachi Ro, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
25. The Kanazawa Theatre
Myokokuji (明国寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Hinata. The former main mountain is Kyoto Myokakuji Temple, Shrine Master Hōen.
27. Gyokusen-Immaru Garden
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.
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