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Kanazawa Attractions

If you're looking for exciting activities in Kanazawa, get ready to be busy. This dynamic city knows how to have fun. No matter what you're into, you'll be inspired by the wide variety of attractions to sink your teeth into here. Read on to learn about the best of them.

Discover the best sights in Kanazawa with some popular tours & day trips, or get through our list of 42 fun activities in Kanazawa. We have free cancellation and no added fees, so you can rest easy and concentrate on planning an unforgettable vacation.

Things to Do in Kanazawa with Kids

There are loads of awesome experiences in Kanazawa that the entire gang will love. Here are a few of the best family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Kanazawa

Vacationing on a limited budget in Kanazawa? Spend time, not your paycheck, on terrific experiences.

Ashigaru Shiryokan Museum - Speak to the friendly staff and discover more about the fascinating collections on exhibit at this museum.

Saigawa Bridge - Stop at this modern landmark and marvel at its impressive design.

Nomura Samurai House - Drop by this historic landmark and learn a thing or two about the region's cultural heritage.

Omicho Market - Well known among the locals, this place is worth a look.

Utasu Shrine - Gain a deeper understanding of local religious beliefs at this sacred site.

Mount Utatsu - It's easy to reconnect with Mother Nature at this stunning spot.

Utatsuyama Iris Garden - No matter if you know your daffodils from daisies, you're certain to find beauty in this spectacular display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Kanazawa

Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District

Travelers enjoy Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District for its museums and shopping. Consider checking out Ochaya Shima while you're in the area.



You'll enjoy the museums and monuments in Higashiyama. You might want to make time for a stop at Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum or Ochaya Shima.


Nagamachi Samurai District

If you're spending some time in Nagamachi Samurai District, Ashigaru Shiryokan Museum and Nomura Samurai House are top sights worth seeing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Kanazawa on a sunny day?

Are there cheap things to do in Kanazawa?

There are lots of fantastic experiences here that are just the ticket if you're traveling on a tight budget:

What can you do in Kanazawa for free?

Your break in Kanazawa needn't cost a bundle with free attractions like these to discover:

  • Omicho Market
  • Kanazawa Umimirai Library
  • Ashigaru Shiryokan Museum
  • Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art