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Kanazawa

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Situated on the western coast of Honshu (Japan’s largest island), diagonally northwest from Tokyo, Kanazawa is not on the radar of many foreign tourists, but it has long been a destination of choice for the Japanese themselves. The array of cultural attractions in Kanazawa make the city a rival to Kyoto as the historical jewel of mainland Japan. Best known for Kenroku-en, a castle garden rated as one of Japan's top three most beautiful gardens, dating from the 17th century, it also boasts beautifully preserved samurai and geisha districts, attractive temples, a wealth of museums and a wonderful market (and far fewer tourists than Kyoto – for now). The historic preservation makes Kanazawa one of the foremost examples of life in Edo Period Japan (1603-1868).
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Occasionally referred to as ‘little Kyoto’, Kanawaza is a small city facing the Sea of Japan; known for being the home of samurai, beautifully elegant gardens, historic temples and awesome markets.
Asami Sato
Japan Travel Specialist

Best Time to Visit Kanazawa

Best time to visit Kanazawa and its Kenrokuen Garden is arguably from March to May, when the trees begin to blossom although each season in Japan is quite distinct, bringing a raft of different experiences.

June and July are considered the rainy season, but showers are inconsistent and sights quiet. August is hot and humid, but temperatures begin to cool again in September, with the winter foliage starting to turn in October. November is the peak month for viewing the bright reds of the maple trees, while December through to early February is crisp and cold, with occasional snow.
Max Temperature(ºC)
Jan
5
Feb
6
Mar
10
Apr
17
May
21
Jun
24
Jul
29
Aug
30
Sep
26
Oct
20
Nov
15
Dec
9
Rainfall (mm)
Jan
291
Feb
193
Mar
159
Apr
148
May
149
Jun
205
Jul
246
Aug
173
Sep
249
Oct
192
Nov
235
Dec
304
Month
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

JAN
5ºC
291mm

FEB
6ºC
193mm

MAR
10ºC
159mm

APR
17ºC
148mm

MAY
21ºC
149mm

JUN
24ºC
205mm

JUL
29ºC
246mm

AUG
30ºC
173mm

SEP
26ºC
249mm

OCT
20ºC
192mm

NOV
15ºC
235mm

DEC
9ºC
304mm

Suggested Itineraries

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel to Kanazawa, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Kanazawa on a bespoke touring itinerary to Japan, do not hesitate to contact us.
Japan Alps Explorer

Tokyo - Matsumoto - Kamikochi - Tsumago - Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa - Kyoto
Japan World Heritages Sites

Tokyo - Nikko - Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Nara - Wakayama & Mount Koya - Miyajima Island - Hiroshima - Osaka
Japan Food Tour

Tokyo - Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa - Kyoto - Wakayama & Mount Koya - Osaka