Kanazawa is the perfect stop-over city if you are looking to experience history, arts and culture but don’t have the time to visit Kyoto. The city showcases centuries old Japanese arts and crafts as well as castles and gardens with a history dating back to the Edo period. Kanazawa is a small city with lots to see and do and is easy to navigate allowing you to make the most of a short stopover. Located on the west coast of Honshu, Kanazawa is easily accessible from Honshu ski resorts, particularly those in Nagano.
Featured Kanazawa Articles
Mountainwatch Guide to Myoko – Japan’s Powder Capital and Second Stop on The Golden Snowmads Tour
Myoko is regarded as the powder capital of Japan for good reason – 15 metres average annual snowfall means there are a lot days like this. Photo: Grant Gunderson Mountainwatch | Joe Stanco After visiting Minakami and Tenjinda [...]
First Snow Has Fallen and Resorts are Open!
As the mountains across the Northern Hemisphere are starting to disappear under a blanket of snow, ski enthusiasts around the world are starting to dust off their gear, in preparation for those first powder turns! In Japan, Niseko [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – Grasshopper’s November Update
Niseko and Mt Yotei after this week’s snowfalls cleared. Photo: 360niseko Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper First North America, then Europe, and now Japan is on the map after the first proper snowstorm of the season came through [...]
2023-2024 Japanese Snow Season Outlook – What We Can Expect in an El Nino Year
Drew Jolowicz finding deep powder at Appi Kogen, northern Honshu, in Feb 2020 a season that experienced a moderate to strong El Niño. Photo: Dylan Robinson Mountainwatch | The Grasshopper Here we go folks, another Japanese snow [...]
Embrace the Myoko Magic: A Safe, Fun, and Enlightening Backcountry Adventure
Get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the winter wonderland of Myoko, Japan. Our daily backcountry tours are more than just adventure; they’re about prioritising your safety, ensuring you have a blast, and [...]
Mountainwatch Travel’s Guide to Myoko Kogen
There are so many Japanese resorts to choose from and Myoko Kogen has got to be one of our favourites. Joe Stanco, owner and operator of Joey’s Myoko, has been living in Myoko for a few winters now. As well as owning his rental [...]
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