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San Francisco
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Kanazawa is a larger city with a castle, a bustling downtown area and historic neighborhoods that transport you back in time. A fish market provides the opportunity to try fresh seafood. It's all fairly accessible by foot, but public transit works well too.

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Berlin

Fantastic city with a little bit of everything. I went during the cherry blossom season and it was magical. The gardens were illuminated at night and many attractions were open later or for free to celebrate the season. Street food stalls were also open to add a more festive feel. The seafood is incredibly fresh and it's an easy city to walk around. I often didn't take the convenient buses as I would rather walk the 30 minutes through the city. Great atmosphere and a great hub for day trips into the area.

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Pasadena

Kanazawa is microcosm of Japan. The Best of Japan; history, culture, foods, shopping, etc. is represented here. For example if you are young professionals looking for a trendy clothes, go to Daiwa shopping district in Korimbo: No need to go all over Tokyo.

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Pittsford

On the Sea of Japan and bordered by the Japanese Alps, Kanazawa was spared during World War ll, so much of its heritage is preserved. Major sights are Kenrokeun Gardens, Kanazawa Castle (the site of ongoing renovation), Higashi Geisha District, Oyama-jinja Shrine, Nagamachi Samurai District and Myoryuji Temple. If you have time to visit only one sight, it should be Kenrokeun Gardens.

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Austin

Kanazawa, located on the coast of the Sea of Japan, is the capital city of the Ishikawa prefecture and offers visitors a wide variety of cultural attractions to experience. While the city is modern and cosmopolitan, the ancient castle town boasts historical sites like the traditional samurai district and houses, geisha entertainment districts, a bamboo museum and the city's most famous cultural product: gold leaf. Kanazawa produces 99% of Japan's gold leaf and there is a strong local tradition of infusing gold leaf into everyday life, whether it's used in the paint of the traditional laquerware, floating in a cup of hot tea or sprinkled on top of a green tea ice cream cone, Kanazawa visitors have the opportunity to get a real taste of the local culture.

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Denver

Probably the most friendly place I've been in Japan. I think every single person greeted us with huge smiles and a lot of enthusiasm. The sites aren't quite worth going to... there is better in many other places, but the sushi is amazing and the Hyakumangoku Matsuri festival (yearly) is definitely worth a visit... the Saturday night dancing and food booths especially.

I get the feeling it would be an awesome place to live if you were looking to spend significant time in Japan.

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asakusa,japan

i lived kanazawa 8years.
kanazawa is very beauty city.
castle,garden,industrial arts"kaga-yuzen(kimono)""kutani-yaki""wajima-nuri",onsen,fresh fishes and kindful people!
kenrokuen(garden) is very famous garden in japan.
spring is sakura,summer is good contrast,autumn is colored leaves,winter is snow,all season so good.
but,i push up winter^^
couse,fishes is best season!

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Chiba

beautiful!

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East Kanazawa

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It is Kanazawa station. Before the magnificent station building, there is a dial of the fountain.

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