Things to do near Kanazawa Castle

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  • 1
    0.0 miKanazawa Castle

    Kanazawa Castle

    Ranked #2 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.0 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    7.19 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    A beautiful castle structure easily accessible, be warned not the original castle but still worth a relaxing walk

  • 2
    0.12 miKurando Terashima’s House (寺島蔵人邸跡)

    Kurando Terashima’s House (寺島蔵人邸跡)

    Ranked #13 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.12 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    8.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryArtsy

    This is a good opportunity to see inside an old Japanese house, specifically from the samurai class. Kurando was a middle-class samurai of the Maeda family. This house is thought ...

  • 3
    0.39 miKenrokuen Gardens

    Kenrokuen Gardens

    Ranked #1 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.39 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    9.512 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden
    Popular withGreenHistoryArtsy

    I went here during the cherry blossom festival. Wow. Just wow. The garden is open for free for extended hours and during the evening, the garden is illuminated. It was ...

  • 4
    0.54 mi21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (金沢21世紀美術館)

    21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (金沢21世紀美術館)

    Ranked #3 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.54 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    8.45 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withArtsyFamiliesSpiritual

    Very large open space museum with various pockets of different things to look at and challenge the mind

  • 5
    0.74 miNomura Samurai House

    Nomura Samurai House

    Ranked #4 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.74 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    10.04 reviews
    Popular withHistoryBackpackersFamilies

    This is worth it just for the garden. I went an hour before closing and they practically had to shoo me out. It's such a relaxing, peaceful place. The house ...

  • 6
    0.46 miHigashi Chaya District

    Higashi Chaya District

    Ranked #5 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.46 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    8.45 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withAdventureHistoryFoodies

    This is the largest and most interesting of Kanazawa's three historic chaya districts. Chaya are exclusive restaurants in which guests are entertained by geisha. The district features wooden buildings and ...

  • 7
    0.41 miShima Geisha House

    Shima Geisha House

    Ranked #8 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.41 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    9.33 reviews
    Popular withHistoryAdventureSolo Female

    Didn't originally plan on going here but so glad I did. Such a special experience. There's not a lot of information in English but if you've done any research or ...

  • 8
    0.69 miKanazawa Samurai District

    Kanazawa Samurai District

    Ranked #7 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.69 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    9.33 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighbourhood
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesBackpackers

    Being history nerds we loved to explore Nagamachi. You can walk around in narrow streets flanked by ancient Edo houses, feeling as if time has stopped. If you are looking ...

  • 9
    0.69 miD.T. Suzuki Museum

    D.T. Suzuki Museum

    Ranked #10 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.69 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    9.02 reviews
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withArtsyGreenHistory

    The D. T. Suzuki Museum was opened in 2011 to commemorate and celebrate the life and work of Suzuki Daisetz Teitaro (1870-1966). He was an important Japanese Zen philosopher, who ...

  • 10
    0.56 miTurist Info Kanazawa

    Turist Info Kanazawa

    Ranked #12 overall in Kanazawa things to do
    0.56 mi from Kanazawa Castle
    8.01 review
    Popular withFamilies

    The women who work here are extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable, as you would expect. This location is in the center of town and is much smaller than the location ...

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