Via Inn Kanazawa

1-1 Kinosinbo-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Chubu, 920-0858, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kanazawa

Before the Parade Passes By

A travel blog entry by pandasphere


Today, we left Kyoto to head up north to the city of Kanazawa. Every year, on the first weekend of June, they celebrate the anniversary of their founding by Lord Maeda in the 12th Century. The festival started last night, with them lighting lanterns on the river. We missed that part. But today offered something even better: a parade!

We got into the station and dropped our luggage off at our hotel - conveniently directly adjacent to it. The ...

Down the west coast

A travel blog entry by alister.bland


... animals - cows etc.
The coast was quite rocky and uninviting. The Alps still have quite a good covering of snow so quite pretty.
The villages were more authentic Japanese, with particular reference to the houses. At last lots of roofs with black tiles with detail ( turned up ends and decoration at tthe end of the roof ridge.) Mostly the wall cladding is cedar weatherboards, just left ...

Kenroku-en Garden

A travel blog entry by maxieduncan


My only full day to explore Kanazawa and still not tip top. The main aim today was to see the castle and the Kenroku-en Garden, one of the three top gardens in Japan (much like the one I'd just seen in Okayama). The main sites are reasonably close together with the castle and garden being right next to each other. The ...


A travel blog entry by maxieduncan


Today was mostly spent on the train from Okayama to Kanazawa; one change at Shin-Osaka and I arrived mid afternoon. I was able to drop my back of the guesthouse and set out to check the Geisha district. There wasn't much to see really but some lovely ...

Kanazawa: city of the park

A travel blog entry by pyres


... house) districts. Most tea houses were closed already, but we walked around and even encountered several geishas, who were much more approachable than Kyoto's and even let me take a photo of them.

Then we took a bus to the train station, where we reserved tickets for tomorrow's trains to Gero and had some okonomiyaki at a nearby shopping centre. Then we walked back to the hotel.


This hotel, located in the Kanazawa Station area of Kanazawa, is near Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle, Nagamachi District, and Oyama Shrine.
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