ROUTESFIND ROUTES BASED ON STARTING POINTS AND DISTANCES
ROUTE 01Kanazawa Highlights Route
Depart from Tsuzumi-mon Gate at the station and enjoy the charming townscape on your way to a popular art museum, for this tour of Kanazawa's highlights.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Opened in 2004, featuring a stunning glass-walled circular design. The exterior also features a variety of sculptures open to the public, including the “Maru” stainless steel spheres, and the “Color Activity House,” a set of colorful concentric walls.
ROUTE 02Higashi & Kazue-machi Chaya District Route
Two of Kanazawa's three Chaya districts are along this route; a great way to enjoy their old-fashioned townscapes.
Higashi Chaya District
A Kanazawa highlight, known for old-fashioned atmosphere and beautiful latticework in a style known as kimusuko. Relatively empty in the mornings — great for joggers!
ROUTE 03Kanazawa Castle & Kenroku-en Garden Route
This route features Kanazawa Castle Park and the spectacular Kenroku-en Garden.
Kanazawa Castle Park
A large park now home to a partial reproduction of Kanazawa Castle, which once stood here. Worth a visit to see the many different stone walls and moats.
ROUTE 04Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District Route
Enjoy the feudal-era atmosphere of the Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District along this route.
Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District
Once the homes of the feudal lord's retainers, and even today still in use by the people of Kanazawa. The old earthen walls, narrow stone-paved roads, and irrigation channels have a charming old-fashioned feel.
ROUTE 05Kanazawa Port Route
Kanazawa Port was once a major port of call for the famous Kitamaebune trading ships. A great route if you'd like to see the sea.
Courtesy of the Kanazawa Port and Airport Office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
A major distribution hub for Kanazawa, bustling with fishing boats, freighters, and, in recent years, cruise ships, making it a sightseeing spot, too.
ROUTE 06Tera-machi & Kodatsuno Route
A running route through two areas famous for their many historic temples.
Tera-machi Temple Area
The largest of Kanazawa's three temple areas. Tera-machi is home to some 70 temples, each with its own history and stories.
ROUTE 07Betsuin-dori Route
An especially good route for walking, with historic temples and a charming shopping promenade.
(Yokoyasuecho Shopping Promenade)
About 300 years ago, many shops began to spring up here to serve visitors to nearby Higashi Betsuin Temple. A charming road for a walk or jog!