As my family and lots of friends live in Japan, I try to go back at least once a year. Whenever we are in Japan, we try to visit places we have not been to before. Last year we visited Kanazawa city where we really enjoyed spending time. So I wanted to write about this beautiful city and recommend what to see and do.
Kanazawa city is in Ishikawa prefecture in the northern part of Japan, located on the Japan seaside. It takes 2hrs and 15mins from Kyoto and from Tokyo you can reach it with the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train) in 2hrs and a half. Kanazawa is known as a compact version of Kyoto and famous for its traditional crafts. But more recently it has been noted as a popular place to visit where the old meets new. Here are some of my recommendations:
You can enjoy Kanazawa in just a few days and it is becoming a very popular weekend trip from Tokyo. We stayed there for a few nights but have so many nice memories. Amazingly good food, very friendly people and so many beautiful sites. If you visit Japan and have time to explore more, this is one of the top places I recommend for creatives.