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Kaga Hyakuman-goku (which means the Kaga domain with one million goku/koku [about five million bushels] of rice produced annually) and Wajima Asaichi Morning Market

Kanazawa City, which was established as a castle town of Kaga Hyakuman-goku (meaning the Kaga domain with one million goku/koku (about five million bushels) of rice produced annually in Japanese) and having been flourishing thereafter, and nearby Wajima City have many attractive places and local specialties: the Kanazawa Castle Park and the Kenroku-en garden where you can feel Kaga Hyakuman-goku’s history and tradition, and traditional crafts such as Kanazawa gold leaf crafts and Wajima-nuri Japanese lacquerware. Both cities also have many shopping areas. Let us introduce a recommended tourist course where you will surely find restaurants and shops, and there you can enjoy fresh sea foods, Kanazawa curry and other delicious foods which you can only discover in Kanazawa and Wajima.

Kaga Hyakuman-goku (which means the Kaga domain with one million goku/koku [about five million bushels] of rice produced annually) and Wajima Asaichi Morning Market

Complete Process :One night and two days
Tokyo Station
Travel Time:About 153 min

TrainTrain:About 153 min

Kanazawa Station
Travel Time:About 5 min

BusBus:About 5 min

Ohmicho-ichibapic
Enjoy and feel filled by sashimi-topped rice bowl and sushi with plenty of fresh sea foods.
Travel Time:About 20 min

BusBus:About 20 min

Kanazawa Castle Parkpic
Kenroku-en Gardenpic
Kenroku-en is one of 3 major parks in Japan. You can see “Yukituri” in winter.
Travel Time:About 10 min

BusBus:About 10 min

Kohrinbo Shopping Areapic
Travel Time:About 20 min

BusBus:About 20 min

Kanazawa Station
Travel Time:About 122 min

BusBus:About 122 min

Wajima Hot-spring Villagepic
You will be served with delicious foods from mountains and the sea with refined elegance and emotion in four seasons.
inn Wajima Hot-spring Village
Travel Time:About 10 min

WalkWalk:About 10 min

Wajima Asaichi Morning Marketpic
Travel Time:About 10 min

WalkWalk:About 10 min

Wajima Kobo Nagaya (Japanese-style row houses converted into ateliers and workshops related to Wajima-nuri Japanese lacquerware)pic
Wajima-shi Mannaka Shopping Areapic
Travel Time:About 141 min

BusBus:About 141 min

“Kanazawa Hyakubangai (Anto, Rinto)” Kanazawa Station Buildingpic
Original bowl of rice topped with local foods such as fresh sea foods, meat and vegetables
Travel Time:About 154 min

TrainTrain:About 154 min

Tokyo Station

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Introduction to Spots
Ohmicho-ichiba
The Ohmicho-ichiba market has been popular as “the kitchen of Kanazawa’s people,” which supports Kanazawa’s food culture, since a long time ago. There are about 180 restaurants and shops in the market, including fresh food shops selling fresh sea foods and Kaga vegetables, and restaurants serving bowls of rice topped with sashimi as well as sushi.
 ・Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
 ・Website URL: http://ohmicho-ichiba.com/ (Japanese)
Kanazawa Castle Park
The site of the Kanazawa Castle, which was then used as a residence castle by the Maeda family of the Kaga domain, is now used as a park called the Kanazawa Castle Park. In the park, the Ishikawa-mon gate and the Sanjukken Nagaya turret (both of which are important cultural properties) remain as they were in the Edo era, while the Gojukken Nagaya warehouse, the Kawakita-mon gate, and the Yokusenin-maru-teien garden were faithfully restored.
 ・Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
・ Website URL: http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kanazawajou/ (Japanese, English,
Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean)
Kenroku-en Garden
Adjacent to the Kanazawa Castle, the Kenroku-en garden was constructed as the Kaga domain’s garden in the Edo era, and is well known for its Kotojitoro lantern and Yukituri works which are typically seen on winter days where ropes or wires are placed around trees to protect them from snow with ropes or wires stretched from the top of them to their lower branches to prevent their breaking under heavy snow. In the garden, you can enjoy a refined elegance and emotion in four seasons.
In the garden, there is spring water then called Kanaarainosawa (which is now called the Kinjoreitaku sacred well) from which the name of Kanazawa came.
・Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
・ ・Website URL: http://www.pref.ishikawa.jp/siro-niwa/kanazawajou/ (Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean)
Kohrinbo Shopping Area
In the Kohrinbo shopping area, there are lots of popular shopping stores, including KOHRINBO ATRIO and KOHRINBO 109 as the area’s representative shopping malls.
・Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
・Website URL: http://kanazawa5towns.com/kohrinbo.html (Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese)
Wajima Hot-spring Village
Hot springs in the Wajima hot-spring village have a good reputation that they make people’s skin smooth and beautiful because they are weak alkaline salt springs. In addition, the springs have good effects on nerve and muscle pains, and other various health problems, and can make people feel totally relaxed.
・Website URL: http://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/sys/data?page-id=6817 (Japanese, English, French, Germany, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian)
Wajima Asaichi Morning Market
The Wajima Asaichi morning market is one of the so called three biggest morning markets in Japan, and has a history of more than 1000 years. More than 200 street stalls are lined up every morning along a 360 meter long shopping street commonly known as “Asaichi-dori.”
You can hear active voices exchanged between sellers and buyers, and can feel how active the market is.
 ・Website URL: http://asaichi.info/ (Japanese)
Wajima Kobo Nagaya (Japanese-style row houses converted into ateliers and workshops related to Wajima-nuri Japanese lacquerware)
In the Wajima Kobo Nagaya ateliers and workshops, you can experience how to make Wajima-nuri crafts such as gold-inlaid lacquerware (known as chinkin in Japan) and chopsticks of Japanese lacquerware decorated with gold and other powders (known as makie in Japan), as well as you can contact and talk with craftsmen in the Wajima Kobo Nagaya, and directly feel and appreciate the charm of Wajima-nuri.
・Website URL: http://ringisland.jp/nagaya/ (Japanese)
・Location: Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Wajima-shi Mannaka Shopping Area
In this shopping area, there are about 60 shops which sell traditional Wajima-nuri Japanese lacquerware, fresh sea foods and other Wajima City’s local specialties.
・Website URL: http://wajima-mannaka.com/ (Japanese)
・Latitude 37.23381 (Wajima City Mannaka Shopping District Promotion Cooperation)
“Kanazawa Hyakubangai (Anto, Rinto)” Kanazawa Station Building
In the Hyakubangai station building, there are about 90 souvenir shops which sell local specialties of Kanazawa, Kaga and Noto.
・Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
・Website URL: http://www.100bangai.co.jp/ (Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Korean)