Area Attractions

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa is the perfect launchpad from which to explore the authentic art, shops, unforgettable cuisine and culture of Kanazawa.  Experience this well-preserved historic city renowned for its geisha and samurai districts through its local sips, sights, snacks and sounds.

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa

1-5-2 Hirooka Ishikawa-ken
Kanazawa, Japan, 920-0031

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Sightseeing

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa Sightseeing

Kenroku-en and Kanazawa Castle Park

Kenroku-en is well known as one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens. Find iconic symbols of the city like Kasumigaike with the Kotojitoro Lantern, one of the oldest fountains in Japan, Kinjoreitaku Sacred Well, the spot behind Kanazawa’s name, and the Ishikawa bridge, located across from Kanazawa Castle Park. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the park, or join a tour by a volunteer group stationed next to Ishikawa-gate for historical and hidden stories of Kanazawa.

Higashi Chaya District

The mood and architecture of the Higashi Chaya District brings you back to the Edo period—photogenic Chaya buildings feature elegant Kimusuko style lattices that keep the view inside hidden while still o ering a clear view outside to immediately alert shopkeepers of approaching guests, symbolic of true Chaya hospitality. Visit national heritage site Shima to see a well-preserved traditional Chaya style house, or browse art souvenir shops and renovated Chaya cafés located between the cobblestone streets.

Nomura Samurai Family Residence and Nagamachi Samurai District

The Nagamachi Samurai District provides a peek into Edo period samurai life with well-preserved clay walls, stone, and elaborate city layouts made to protect against attacking enemies. Step inside the Nomura Samurai Family Residence for a look at the living quarters of a middle class samurai—here, you will find stunning art on sliding doors, traditional crafts, and a beautiful garden. The garden, the highlight of this residence, features a serene stream, powerful stones, and trees over 400 years old that remain since the residence’s time as a home for the Nomura family. A historic site to visit, this residence was awarded two stars by the Michelin Green Guide in 2009.

Ono

15 min by car west of Kanazawa station, there is Ono Town. A unique town that flourished with shipping trade in Edo period, it is a location best known for its old town scenery and soy sauce production. Visit a factory to learn about the fermentation process, and snack on unique eats like a healthy fermented lunch and soy sauce ice cream.

Art & Crafts

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa Art & Crafts

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

One of the most popular spots for travelers in Kanazawa, this museum is made so anyone can stop by at any time to discover art and get inspired—it is a “museum open to the city like a park.” Designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of architectural office SANAA (awarded The Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2010) you will find iconic artwork like Leandro Erlich's “Swimming Pool” and James Turrell's "Blue Planet Sky" here.

National Crafts Museum

Opened in 2020, this is the only national museum in Japan that specializes in modern crafts. View more than 4,000 works of arts and crafts from the current collection, including ceramics, lacquerware, textiles, metal works and design here. The museum buildings are Meiji-modern architecture registered as tangible cultural properties of Japan. The museum holds exhibitions of works from the collection, special exhibitions, or co-sponsored exhibitions based on specific themes, introducing crafts not only from Japan but from around the world.

Architecture

D.T. Suzuki Museum

In need of a quiet moment to reflect on your travels? The D.T. Suzuki Museum, dedicated to Buddhist philosopher and embodiment of Zen Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, offers the perfect place to do so. Surround yourself in pure serenity with D.T. Suzuki's teachings in Zen and architecture designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, known for his design of MoMA in New York and GINZA SIX in Ginza. The museum also provides perfect access to lush greenery in Honda Park, the Nakamura Memorial Museum garden, waterfalls and a small forest that will make you forget the hustle and bustle of the city center.

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa Station was selected as one of the 14 most beautiful stations in the world. The glass "Motenashi Dome" at the East Exit shields the station from rain and snow and represents the spirit of hospitality, almost as if it is holding an umbrella open for all the visitors in this rainy city of Japan.

Seisonkaku

Seisonkaku is a historical building built in 1863 by Maeda Nariyasu, the 13th lord of the Kaga Domain, as a retirement home for his mother. The elegant building incorporates Western glass and pigments, a reminder of the lifestyle and inspirations of the feudal lords of the time. "Gunjo-no-Ma" is a colorful room painted with ultramarine blue, a precious color that has been used in many of Kanazawa's restaurants and machiya houses since the Meiji era to signify a sense of hospitality. Look around Hyatt Centric Kanazawa for several art pieces inspired by this space.

Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa

This museum of architecture and urban design was designed by world-renowned architect Yoshio Taniguchi. It was built on the site of the former residence of architect Yoshiro Taniguchi—Yoshio is Yoshiro’s eldest son. In the permanent exhibition room, find a full-scale reproduction of Yoshiro’s famous “Yushintei" , the Japanese-Style Annex of the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. There are also many remarkable pieces of architecture by the Taniguchi family you can see in Ishikawa prefecture: take a look at the former Ishikawa prefecture Textile Hall (now Nishi-chou Educational Training Center) and the former Ishikawa Museum of Art (now Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Traditional Arts and Crafts) designed by Yoshiro; the D.T. Suzuki Museum and the Kaga Katayamazu City Spa designed by Yoshio, and the former Kanazawa Municipal Library (now the Kanazawa Tamagawa Library), designed jointly by father and son.

Shopping

Korinbo

Shopping and excitement? This is the place to find it. Korinbo is the largest downtown area in the Hokuriku region, and is known as a hub for media, trading companies, and luxury boutiques alike. Find locals visiting on weekends for department stores like Korinbo Daiwa and cozy shopping avenues like Tatemachi and Shin-Tatemachi.

Local Food

Omicho Market

The Omicho Fish Market has been the backbone of Kanazawa’s kitchens for over 300 years. A bustling fish market with over 180 shops, this is the place to enjoy local seafood, Kaga vegetables, and confectioneries. Hungry for a rice bowl topped with seafood? Buying fresh seafood at a fish shop? The market is always lively, and is the place to learn the best ways to select and cook fish from the fish purveyors themselves—one of the best ways to enjoy the market. Savor Kanazawa’s famed crab at this market every year from November 6th to the end of March. This is the tastiest time in one of the tastiest locales of Kanazawa.

Katamachi and Kiguramachi

Head to Katamachi or Kiguramachi on the weekend for gourmet delights like Nodoguro Rockfish, Kano Crab, Kanazawa curry, Hanton rice, Kanazawa oden and more. Dense with shops and eats, this area is a local favorite for restaurant and bar hopping. For a unique food experience like that of Shinjuku’s Golden Gai alleyway in Tokyo, visit Shintenchi or Mishokugai for tiny bars and restaurants with the perfect opportunity to meet locals.

Nature

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa Travel to Noto

Noto Peninsula

Drive out to the Noto Peninsula in the north part of Ishikawa prefecture for a refreshing change of scenery. Some places to stop by: Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, Japan’s only drive-by beach; Wajima Morning Market with 1,000 years of history; Ganmon, abeautiful cliff; Shirayone Senmaida for rice paddies along the beach; and Mitsukejima for a unique experience on an island that looks like a battleship. Drink, eat, and explore this peninsula full of nature and Satoyama culture.

Hotel Activities

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa Hyatt House Kanazawa

Hyatt House Kanazawa

Located next to our hotel, Hyatt House Kanazawa is perfect for nightly or extended stays for families on vacation and those traveling for business, as there are spacious rooms and suites with separate living and sleeping areas, full kitchens, and select everyday comforts for practicality and convenience.

Digital Art Book

A museum-like city’s museum-like hotel. There are more than 100 pieces of artwork and handcrafted creations in this hotel—check out the stories and themes behind each of the pieces in this digital art book.

Fitness Center

The iconic mural on the gym walls depict the Kanazawa Marathon running course on an old Kanazawa Map. The latest fitness equipment, yoga mats and weights are accessible 24 hours a day.

Transportation

Share Cycle MACHI-NORI

Machinori is Kanazawa City's public shared bicycle service, with about 70 cycles ports in the city. You can borrow and return the bicycles anywhere, and enjoy cruising around in all directions on the lime green electric bicycles.

Car Rental Special Offer

Guests staying at Hyatt Centric Kanazawa can rent a car from ORIX Rent-A-Car Kanazawa Station West Exit at 15% - 25% off the basic rate. You can also keep your rental car at the store for free during your stay. We will give you a discount coupon which can be redeemed in-store at the front desk. Reservations must be made by the guest.