UK +44 (0)1367 850566

USA 1-855-216-5040


Kanazawa is often overlooked by international travellers

Umbraco.Web.PublishedCache.XmlPublishedCache.XmlPublishedProperty

Despite a rich history, iconic sights and beautiful Edo-era ambience, Kanazawa is often overlooked by international travellers. With the introduction of a direct bullet train service from Tokyo in March 2015, getting here couldn’t be any easier or quicker!

During the Edo period, Kanazawa served as the seat of the Maeda clan, the second most powerful feudal clan in the country after the Tokugawa clan of Edo.

During the Second World War, the city escaped destruction by air raids preserving its historical parts such as the Castle, Nagamachi samurai district, Higashi Chaya geisha district and Kenroku-en, which for many is the city’s principal attraction.

Japan - Kanazawa

Excellent availability Excellent
Good availability Good
Possible availability Possible
Dry season Dry season
Green season Green season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
When to travel Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Good Good Good Good Excellent Excellent Good
Season Dry Dry Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Green Dry Dry
Avg Day Temp °C 10 10 13 19 23 25 29 31 27 321 16 12
Rain mm 47 62 101 122 138 184 132 147 185 174 90 50

The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

Located on a hill in the central part of the city, Kenroku-en is one of the three most beautiful landscape gardens in Japan, along with Kairaku-en in Mito and Koraku-en in Okayama. Once part of Kanazawa Castle, the garden was opened to public in 1874. For those interested in horticulture, a visit to Kenroku-en is a must.

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is an art lover’s paradise with its fascinating collection of ancient and modern arts including gold leaf, weaving, lacquerware and indigo dyeing.

Client testimonials

Take the first step on your extraordinary journey to Japan

Showreel screen grab

The Explorations Company

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – Dream – Discover - Mark Twain - You can view clips of some of our own favourite discoveries here.


exploration logo

100% Tailor Made

- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

exploration logo

Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 30 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

exploration logo

Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities


Would you like to know more?

Our team can help prepare a unique itinerary that best suites your personal interests  – no pressure, just
support and advice. Why not complete your information and we will be back to help in no time

Can we take your details

About your journey

30 years badge

How many people in your party?

Adult
Children under 12

Explore with The Explorations Company

By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017

Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...

View Forward facing arrow

Our Guarantees To You

Premium service from one of the world's most knowledgeable travel companies

24/7 contact number

Your holiday is fully protected by the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

Flight-Inclusive Bonding: We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and hold ATOL Number 7159

Flight-Exclusive bonding: Your holiday is further protected by our membership of ABTOT Membership Number 5197

logo