Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, is the perfect destination to explore if you want a cultural experience before or after a ski trip to Japan.
Located close to the Nagano Ski Region, Kanazawa is easily accessed via the bullet train. Discover the beauty of Kanazawa Castle and the Kenrokuen Garden. Explore the Omi-cho market, Nomura Samurai House and the Higashi Chaya District, where even today Geisha perform. Visit the modern 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and the award winning Umimirai Library. Kanazawa offers the visitor a rich, authentic Japanese cultural experience.