Historic delights abound in charming Kanazawa — spared during the devastating air raids of World War II, its classic architecture is always calling to those keen to see traditional Japan up close and personal.
Located on Honshu Island, the city’s countless treasures include Kanazawa Castle, which dates back to the 1580s, whilst there are natural wonders everywhere, with imposing mountains, beautiful parklands and the shimmering Sea of Japan bordering a picturesque location to savour. The greatest treat of all, however, is to be found at Kenrokuen, considered to be the finest landscaped gardens in all of Japan.
Home to almost 8,000 trees, this is a place to get away from it all, and time spent here is rejuvenating indeed. Be sure to look out for the ancient fountain and the fabled teahouse as you wander around the perfectly-manicured grounds here. Relaxing and tranquil in the extreme, the chances are you’ll never want to leave.