Area Attractions

Located right next to the Kanazawa station, travelers are minutes away from numerous major locations and sites in this historical city. Staying at Hyatt House Kanazawa puts all of the Kanazawa city within reach.

Hyatt House Kanazawa

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

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Sightseeing

Hyatt House 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

Chaya is a traditional place of feast and entertainment, where geisha entertain people by performing dances and playing Japanese traditional musical instruments since the Edo period. Stroll around the elegant streets, and stop by for delicious snacks and more.

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.

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.

Art & Crafts

Hyatt House Kanazawa Artwork

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.

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.

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.

One Day Trip

Hyatt House Kanazawa One Day Trip

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, a beautiful cliff; Shirayone Senmaida for rice paddies along the beach; and Mitsukejima for a unique experience on an island that looks like a battleship. Explore this peninsula full of nature and Satoyama culture.

Toyama Glass Art Museum

The Toyama Glass Art Museum is located in TOYAMA KIRARI, a multi-use facility designed by famed architect Kengo Kuma, which also houses the Toyama City Public Library Main Building. Visitors can view exhibitions of the museum's collection, as well as the "Glass Art Garden," an exhibition of colorful installations by contemporary glass art master Dale Chihuly, on the 6th floor.

Family - Kids Friendly

Traditional Handicraft Village Yunokuni no Mori

Experience more than 50 kinds of traditional crafts in 11 pavilions at this traditional craft theme park in Komatsu, Ishikawa. Wajima lacquerware, Yuzen, and Kutani ware are just some of the crafts you can learn about through workshops and experiences. Last minute reservations are also available on the day of. This is also a great place to see traditional houses from the Edo to Meiji periods, with preserved houses lining the expansive 13,000 sq m area of the village.

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design

This family-friendly museum an expansive collection of art from the beginning of 20th century to the present, with art from masters like Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Shiko Munakata and mors. The Onomatopoeia Rooftop was designed with inspiration from onomatopoeic sounds by graphic designer Taku Satoh, and is a space where children and adults alike can enjoy the space and play on colorful playground equiment.

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum is a museum specializing in geology and paleontology, also known as one of the three major dinosaur museums in the world. The museum displays 44 full-body dinosaur skeletons, as well as many fossils, dioramas and impressive reconstructed models. Visitors can have a close look at spectacular dinosaur animatronics (robots) showing powerful and realistic motions.

Hotel Activities

Hyatt House Kanazawa Coworking and Rental Space

Coworking Space

Use our 3rd floor lounge area at HyattHouseKanazawa as a place to work and get things done. Relax and work in a space full of natural light and abundant seating options, including terrace seats—you’re welcome to use these spaces for as long as you like with a purchase of food and drinks from H Bar and H Market.

Rental Space

Plan your event at H Restaurant now! Host an unforgettable event with the roomy H Restaurant space on the 3rd floor of Hyatt House Kanazawa. The opportunities are endless—host anything from seminars to workshops, to small gatherings with people that have the same interests. The H Restaurant is a bright and open space with abundant natural daylight, high ceilings, and a layout that creates a friendly atmosphere and encourages conversation.

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa

Hyatt Centric Kanazawa, located next to our hotel, is a lifestyle hotel that is the perfect spot from which to explore the authentic art, shops, restaurants and culture of Kanazawa.

Fitness Center

The best fitness gym with a train view that overlooks the train tracks at Kanazawa Station. Make good use of the latest fitness equipment, yoga mats and weights accessible 24 hours a day.

Local Restaurants & Attractions

We invite you to explore all that Kanazawa and the surrounding areas have to offer. Check out local services nearby, recommended restaurants and more.

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.