Discover Kanazawa

Simply walking the streets of Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture Japan, is a fabulous adventure…discover this beautiful city for yourself on your next ski trip to Japan!

Kanazawa is a modern city that beautifully mixes old and new architecture. A short bullet train ride from Japan’s famous ski regions of Nagano and Niigata, Kanazawa is worth including before or after your next ski trip to Japan. Key highlights include Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden. Aside from the significant buildings and gardens, there is so much magic in the ordinary life activities of the people going about their daily lives in winter…clearing snow, locals buying warm coffee from vending machines covered in snow and children making snowballs to throw at each other.