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The city of Kanazawa is located in the prefecture of Ishikawa, it is also a city that is a center of cultural and beautiful landscapes and structures. It was able to survive the air raids that occurred during World War Two. Unfortunately, Kenrokuen Garden and other admirable attractions were affected, but were rebuilt after some time when peace was restored.

Kanazawa is located in Ishikawa Prefecture and is the capital of the area. The city was the home for the Maeda Clan during the Edo Period and developed as a castle town. To the southeast of the city are Mount Utatsu and Mount Termachidai. Kanagawa was built between the Saigawa and Asanogawa rivers. It was the second most powerful clan after the Tokugawa, the ruling family of that time. At that time the city attained many cultural achievements that would rival Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo). For the coming centuries Kanazawa was able to avoid major natural disasters and severe damages from war. When visiting the city you can see the beautifully preserved samurai districts.

The most famous place you must visit in Kanazawa is the Kenrokuen. It is one of the top three landscape gardens in Japan along with Kairakuen and Korakuen. The garden was constructed by the Maeda clan over the span of two centuries. In 1871, the garden became open to the public and features six attributes that follows the Chinese landscape theory. The seclusion, spaciousness, artificiality, abundant water, antiquity, and broad views are the essential qualities needed to make the perfect garden according to that theory. On the grounds a variety of flowers have been planted so that there will be something different to enjoy when the seasons change. Close by Kenrokuen is the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. Inside the circular structure are works from acclaimed artists in Japan and around the world. The most notable piece of work is Leandro Erlich’s “Swimming Pool.” It is a pool where people can enter it from the bottom to give the illusion that they are underwater.

In Kanazawa there are two districts that are great historical stops. Higashi Chaya District is where you can find teahouses that geisha once entertained guests. There are two teahouses that are open to the public, but one of them still operates as a restaurant while the other is a museum. The Shima Teahouse was converted into a museum where it preserves the rooms geisha used. Traditional Japanese instruments are displayed also displayed in the rooms. Another historical area to visit is the Nagamachi Samurai District. The former samurai homes are located near the former Kanazawa Castle. Visitors can enter a restored home that displays the lifestyle of the samurai residents back then. In addition there is the Shinise Kinenkan Museum, which is a restored pharmacy that displays the life the merchant class had. There are many other homes that were turned into museums and are worth the trip to make.

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Best of Japan with Japanese Alps & Koyasan: Cherry 
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13 Days 12 Nights | from US $4898.00

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14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5098.00

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Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps: Autumn Leaves Tour 
2021 - 11/14

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14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Osaka / Himeji / Kurashiki / Takamatsu / Shimanami Kaido / Hiroshima / Kitsuki / Beppu / Takachiho / Nagasaki / Fukuoka
Exploring Japan's three main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, & Kyushu in the autumn leaves season.

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Exploring Japan's three main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, & Kyushu in the autumn leaves season.
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14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5298.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Explore Japan's three main islands and experience one of Japan's most beautiful festivals: the Takayama Sanno Spring Festival.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5298.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Explore Japan's three main islands and experience one of Japan's most beautiful festivals: the Takayama Sanno Spring Festival.
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Mon. Apr 5, 2021 Sun. Apr 18, 2021 US $5298.00 Fukuoka Tokyo Deluxe Save this tour Book Now  
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Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry 
Blossom Tour 2021 - 3/31

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Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 3/31
Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 3/31
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14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5298.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Travel to Japan's three main islands: Kyushu, Shikoku, & Honshu as well as the Japanese Alps during cherry blossom season.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5298.00

Saga / Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Matsumoto / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Travel to Japan's three main islands: Kyushu, Shikoku, & Honshu as well as the Japanese Alps during cherry blossom season.
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Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): 
Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2021 - 9/30

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Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2021 - 9/30
Japan In Depth with Japanese Alps (Reverse): Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2021 - 9/30
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14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5298.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Explore Japan's three main islands and experience one of Japan's most beautiful festivals: the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival.

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $5298.00

Nagasaki / Takachiho / Beppu / Kitsuki / Hiroshima / Shimanami Kaido / Takamatsu / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Kanazawa / Shirakawa-go / Takayama / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Tokyo
Explore Japan's three main islands and experience one of Japan's most beautiful festivals: the Takayama Hachiman Autumn Festival.
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President: Discover Japan Spring Tour 2022 
- 5/25

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President: Discover Japan Spring Tour 2022 - 5/25
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12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
You'll discover the must-see culture, history, and natural wonders of Japan in this 12-day spring itinerary that takes you from Tokyo to Osaka through the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima!

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
You'll discover the must-see culture, history, and natural wonders of Japan in this 12-day spring itinerary that takes you from Tokyo to Osaka through the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima!
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Wed. May 26, 2021 Sun. Jun 6, 2021 US $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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Discover Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2022 
- 3/30

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Discover Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2022 - 3/30
Discover Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2022 - 3/30

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Take a memorable journey of discovery through Japan during the incredible cherry blossom season, with must- see locations and immersive experiences over a 12-day itinerary that takes you through Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Mount Fuji, and more.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Take a memorable journey of discovery through Japan during the incredible cherry blossom season, with must- see locations and immersive experiences over a 12-day itinerary that takes you through Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Mount Fuji, and more.
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Wed. Mar 31, 2021 Sun. Apr 11, 2021 US $5498.00

Small Group Limited to 24 passengers

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President: Discover Japan Autumn Tour 2022 
- 10/12

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President: Discover Japan Autumn Tour 2022 - 10/12
President: Discover Japan Autumn Tour 2022 - 10/12

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Japan awaits your discovery in a 12-day autumn itinerary that features immersive experiences in Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Nara, Hiroshima, the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa, and other must-see destinations.

12 Days 11 Nights | from US $5498.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Ina / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Kyoto / Nara / Katsuragi / Hiroshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
Japan awaits your discovery in a 12-day autumn itinerary that features immersive experiences in Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Nara, Hiroshima, the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa, and other must-see destinations.
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Wed. Oct 13, 2021 Sun. Oct 24, 2021 US $5498.00

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