Kanazawa Vibrant Cultural JAPAN - travel simply - Kanazawa means “marsh of gold”, and it is the city made by samurai. It is known as the home of one of Japan’s three most famous gardens, Kenrokuen, a beautiful landscape garden incorporating streams, ponds and a large variety of trees and plants. One of the symbols of the garden is an old stone lantern, perfectly placed to serve as a focal point in any season. In addition to this garden, the city’s Nagamachi Samurai district and Higashichaya geisha district draw tourists interested in historical Japan. The Museum of the 21st Century and the DT Suzuki Museum draw fans of the contemporary. As a seaside city, Kanazawa is also known for its fresh and varied seafood. Kanazawa Blog Posts October 12, 2019September 30, 2019 Reflections of Life This “pool” is actually an installation artwork at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. It… Continue Reading September 17, 2018September 16, 2018 Springtime Garden The entrance way to Kenrokuen Garden is a lush and vibrant green in early spring. July 11, 2018July 18, 2018 Fish in a Basket We found these fish in a basket just beautifully displayed at the Omicho Market in Kanazawa. June 15, 2018August 29, 2018 Pikachu Playland – Department Store Entertainment Ever wonder what entertainment your kids will have in the department stores while you shop? This enormous Pikachu… Continue Reading June 11, 2018August 28, 2018 The Kagayaki Bullet Train Ever wonder how fast the Kagayaki bullet train goes? Well take a look! The Kagayaki is one of… Continue Reading May 30, 2018May 3, 2018 Can you read this? We love how you recognize the name once you sound it out… its the Pinokio restaurant at Kaga… Continue Reading May 28, 2018June 3, 2018 Travel in Gran Style Everyone likes to travel in style! You now have your chance to do so on the new Kagayaki… Continue Reading May 16, 2018May 3, 2018 Hat Patrol Japanese women wear hats a lot; especially the older ones! All the department stores have large hat sections…. Continue Reading April 14, 2018April 22, 2018 Inside the Kagayaki Bullet Train Green Car Here’s the inside scoop on a Green car on the Shinkansen train from Tokyo to Kanazawa. April 10, 2018April 22, 2018 Almost Rice Planting Time Fallow fields just before rice planting starts in the Ishikawa Prefecture.