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ROUTE 07Betsuin-dori Route

3km

Start: Kanazawa Sta.
Finish: Kanazawa Sta.

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Overview

An especially good route for walking, with historic temples and a charming shopping promenade.

DISTANCE Approx. 3km
WALK Approx. 40min
JOG Approx. 20min

Betsuin-dori Route

ROUTE HIGHLIGHTS

1

Kanazawa Station (Tsuzumi-mon Gate & Motenashi (Welcome) Dome)

Kanazawa Station
(Tsuzumi-mon Gate & Motenashi (Welcome) Dome)

Selected as one of the world's 14 most beautiful train stations. The Motenashi (Welcome) Dome was designed to represent an umbrella being held out to greet visitors, while Tsuzumi-mon Gate is meant to evoke the type of drum used in traditional performing arts. A great place for photos!

2

Kanazawa Omotesando(Yokoyasuecho Shopping Promenade)

Kanazawa Omotesando
(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!

3

Kuragari-zaka Alley

Kuragari-zaka Alley

A narrow alley with stairs connecting Kuboichi Ototsurugi-gu Shrine and the Kazue-machi Chaya District. The “kuragari” (“darkness”) in the name comes from the fact that it gets very little sunlight.

4

Kazue-machi Chaya Dist.

Kazue-machi Chaya District

Long a center of high-end restaurants and chaya (literally “tea shops,” but actually venues for geisha entertainment), and a popular spring destination to see the cherry blossoms in bloom along the river.

5

Asanogawa Riv.(Naka-no Hashi Brg.)

Asanogawa River
(Naka-no Hashi Bridge)

The setting of a novel by Izumi Kyoka. This was once a toll bridge that people would have to pay one mon to cross, earning it a nickname at the time: “Ichimonbashi Bridge,” or “One-Mon Bridge.”

6

Yasue Hachimangu Shrine

Yasue Hachimangu Shrine

Famous for the adorable Kaga Hachiman Okiagari dolls, which serve as a talisman to ward off misfortune, pray for a long and healthy life, and pray for children's health. Because of the way they get up after they're knocked down, they're also popular as a talisman to pray for success in business.

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