Kanazawa, the proudly “old town” in Japan A famous garden Kenroku-en and samurai houses Winter marvelous views, looked attractive with the snow
Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture is an “old town” that has beautiful scenes in the hard and clean air as a northern province, and wonderful traditional crafts like Kaga-Yuzen and Kutani Pottery, that is brilliant colors and delicate skills.
There are a lot of view spots, for example, an atmosphere as the castle town of Kanazawa-Jo Castle, remains of samurai houses, and so on.
A lot of tourists from both Japan and abroad visit here through a year.
Kenroku-en is six gardens with various characters, that built as a garden of MAEDA, who developed Kaga as a castle town.
It is one of Three Famous Garden of Japan, and designated as a national special scenic spot.
In Kenroku-en, a work called “Yuki-tsuri” is gone before the winter to protect trees from moistly snow.
This work is done for all trees in the garden, and it takes more than a month so that gardeners from all places of Japan visit to learn it.
Trees with Yuki-tsuri are lighted up and opened to the public.
During this year, it is from 2/1 to 2/19.
This mysterious scene with tree’s lights in the large garden, the white snow, and the looks of the pond attracts a lot of people.
In Nagamachi area, near from the shopping street in Kanazawa, there are remains of samurai houses that Kaga clansmen and intermediate samurais lived.
Mud walls and paths are tasteful.
In “Nomura House”, opened its inside, it is able to drink the green tea and eat sweets in the tea room, so we recommend you to enjoy the Japanese tea time while strolling around it.
These are the “historic remain” to see; the imposing exterior of samurai houses, beautiful old trees that seeing from the alcove next to the Japanese room, well balanced view of stones around the pond, “Joudan-no-ma” with the tatami and the marvelous paintings on the fusuma.
In Kanazawa, an old town, you will be forgotten the time by the atmosphere of a popular garden, Kenroku-en and the castle town, and state of samurai houses.
The falling snow is also a part of the scene.
Why aren’t you visiting here during this winter season?
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Source of photos:https://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/spot/5962
Source of photos:://www.nomurake.com/garden/