Admire Architectural Wonders in Historic Kanazawa

From classical to modern, East to West, explore Kanazawa's rich architectural legacy

The city of Kanazawa offers some of the most remarkable architecture tourism in all of Japan, featuring a truly impressive and diverse array of structures. Walk the streets and you'll find classical buildings from the Edo period (1603-1868) to striking modern creations, and everything in between.

With the Kanazawa Architecture Tourism English-language guidebook in hand, choose from two courses: the Kanazawa Castle Area Walk and the Kenrokuen Garden Area Walk. Compiled by professional architects, the guide will highlight all the points of interest as you go.

Near the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden, visit Seisonkaku, a villa from the mid-1800s, as well as the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History, set in turn-of-the-century Western-inspired brick buildings that once served as military arsenals. Move on and admire the modern Zen aesthetic of the D.T. Suzuki Museum, and the architectural masterpiece that is the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.

The guide includes information on each site you can visit along with a map and noted distance it takes to get to each place by foot. Hours of operation and contact information is also included in the guide for each location.

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