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Old Sep 1st, 2015, 06:03 PM
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Off the Beaten Path Near Kanazawa?

After visiting Kanazawa for four days, is there a nearby city/town worth visiting? "Nearby" can be up to 1.5 hours away by train.

Our main likes are food, scenery, temples and culture. We enjoy a lot of walking and getting lost in a city.

Anything off the beaten path that's near Kanazawa that you would recommend?

Is four days in Kanazawa enough?

Thank you!
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Old Sep 1st, 2015, 07:39 PM
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I think four days in Kanazawa would be delightful!

Have you considered visiting Shirakawa-go? Hardly "off the beaten track" -- it gets a LOT of tourists -- but it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site about 75 minutes from Kanazawa:
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4208.html
If you decide to do that, check the schedules carefully, as I believe there are only a few buses in each direction each day. But I could be wrong!
(Takayama is also worth visiting, but it's more like 2 hours away and easily merits overnight time, IMO.)

While in Kanazawa, do consider making time to visit Nomura-ke, perhaps participating in a tea ceremony there.
http://www.kanazawa-tourism.com/eng/...de1_2.php?no=3

Enjoy!
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Old Sep 2nd, 2015, 03:30 AM
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I need to check exact travel times but Takayama may fit.
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You can also do a day trip to Wajima, on the Noto Peninsula. We'll be in Kanazawa early next month and are considering taking the bus there (we chickened on on renting a car).
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 11:10 AM
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Thank you kja, Kavey and Internetwiz for responding to my question! Shiragawa-go and Wajima sound exactly what we were looking for.
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I've been to Wajima and while our overnight on Noto was pleasant, there is not much to do in Wajima itself other than the lacquer-ware museum. If you are only planning on a day trip, I would opt for something else.
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