Kanazawa

Kanazawa
Kanazawa
Kanazawa
Kanazawa
Kanazawa
Kanazawa
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Timezone: GMT + 9
Airport
Venue Capacity: 1,919
Accommodation capacity: 10,968

CONTACT

KANAZAWA CONVENTION BUREAU

Tel.
+81-76-224-8400
Fax.
+81-76-224-6400
URL
http://www.kanazawa-cb.com/index_e.html 
E-mail
convention@kanazawa-cb.com 
∨ ∧ Overview

Historical city with living arts and crafts tradition

Four hundred years ago, this was the heart of the powerful feudal domain of Kaga. The riches of that era attracted the best craftsmen and artists from all over Japan, making Kanazawa into a beautiful city and a center for many cultural traditions such as noh drama and Kaga yuzen fabric dyeing craft that are still very much alive here today. Thanks to the fertility of its mountains and seas the area has an outstanding regional cuisine. This was also the origin of Japanese sweets and desserts, first associated with the tea ceremony. Kanazawa is often referred to as a “little Kyoto” thanks to its many superb historical sites, including the ruins of Kanazawa Castle, old samurai residences, the famous Kenrokuen landscape garden and the Ninja Temple.
There is superb modern architecture here too, notably the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa ? which is available as a reception venue.

Wide range of after-convention attractions

As one of Japan’s most attractive tourist destinations Kanazawa has numerous accommodation facilities, making it an ideal location for conventions. The city is surrounded by some of Japan’s most beautiful natural scenery, including the nearby Noto Peninsula and the Echizen Kaga Coast Quasi-National Park. There are several onsen (hot springs) resorts.
Komatsu Airport has direct flights from Seoul and Shanghai, the Hokuriku Expressway connects Kanazawa to major cities, and from 2014, the Hokuriku Shinkansen line will directly connect the city to Tokyo.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Chubu
    Population:
    0.5 million (City)
  • Access:

    45 min from Komatsu Airport using the connection bus
    Tokyo Sta. => Kanazawa Sta. (approx. 4 hours, using the Tokaido Shinkansen, via the Hikari and Shirasagi super express) *Must change trains at Maibara Sta.
    Tokyo Sta. => Kanazawa Sta. (approx. 3 hours 50 min, using the Joetsu Shinkansen, via the Toki and Shirasagi super express) *Must change trains at Echigoyuzawa Sta.
    Nagoya Sta. => Kanazawa Sta. (approx. 2 hours 20 min, using the Tokaido Shinkansen, via the Hikari and Shirasagi super express) *Must change trains at Maibara Sta.
    Osaka Sta, => Kanazawa Sta. (approx. 2 hours 30 min, using the Thunderbird express)

  • Local Speciality:

    Kanazawa boasts a rich dietary culture which was developed from an abundance of nature and traditional culture. There is not only Kaga vegetables, and sea food from the Japan sea such as the Kano crab, deep-water shrimp, but also unique dishes such as jibu-ni, and turnip sushi. Tea ceremony being very popular in the area, Kanazawa is also famous for it's Japanese sweets "Wagashi".

    Place to visit:

    Kanazawa is home to many historic and modern sights. Higlights include Kenrokuen, which is one of Japan's three most beautiful gardens, Kanazawa Castle, the three teahouse districs, the Nagamachi samurai house, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.

Number of Rooms Hotel 7,641
Japanese Inn 373
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 10,968
Japanese Inn 1,389
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature 3℃ 3℃ 6℃ 12℃ 17℃ 21℃ 25℃ 27℃ 22℃ 17℃ 11℃ 6℃
Average Precipitation 269mm 171mm 159mm 136mm 155mm 185mm 231mm 139mm 225mm 177mm 264mm 282mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • ISHIKAWA ONGAKUDO
    Convention Facility

    The building centers on its two halls, the Concert Hall and the Hogaku Hall, ...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    1560 300 520
  • ANA CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL KANAZAWA
    Hotel
    This leading hotel features a 6-language simultaneous interpretation system, ter...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    427 254 1200 650 1000 600 1300
  • HOTEL NIKKO KANAZAWA
    Hotel

    An urban hotel with a large hall and facilities for many types of activities,...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    412 260 1400 700 430 350 1710
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Traditional performances by Kanazawa geiko (full-fledged geisha) -Noh play performances -City tour to Kanazawa Castle, Kenrokuen Garden and Oyama Shrine -Gold leaf craftwork and Kaga yuzen dyeing -Local cuisine at countryside hot spring resorts


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