What to Expect
I would like to take you to Kenrokuen, Kanazawa Castle Park, Higashichaya district, Samurai residence district, and Omi Market.
Kenrokuen is a strolling-style landscape garden, one of the three most famous scenic gardens in Japan. The majestic pine tree is one of the best-known trees in the garden. In winter gardeners begin setting up "yukizuri" to prevent the branches from breaking down by heavy snow.
Kanazawa Castle was built more than 400 years ago. Many buildings were burned down in repeated fires. However some gates still remain. Other buidings were restored to their original form. Another attraction of the park is its great variety of stone walls.
Higashi Chaya District is the popular tourist area beside the Asanogawa River. The street features rows of old geisha houses that give us a feel for what Kanazawa was like in bygone days. The production of gold leaf accounts for 98 percent of the Japan total and you can see the process of making gold leaf and buy its products.
Samurai residence district is Nagamachi that brings to mind the streetscape of samural days. Thare are samurai residences and museums that evoke the lifestyle of the feudal period, so if you are interested in samurais and their culture, you should definitely go and have a look.
We would like to have freshfish, seafood and sashimi for lunch at Omi-cho Market.
About this tour, I would recommend you visit the tour of Kanazawa after you joined my tour "Historic Thatched House Village in Shirakawa-go."