Japan - Kanazawa3 days & 2 nights, Spotlight Journey
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Immerse yourself in the rich pageant of Japanese history as you explore the home of the powerful Maeda Clan. From the stout walls of Kanazawa Castle to the tranquil gardens of Kenroku-en, discover the art, culture and history of one of Japan's most fascinating cities. Along the way, learn about traditional silk painting, lacquerware, and the tea ceremony.
Day 1Arrive Kanazawa
Depart Tokyo by rail to Kanazawa. Upon arrival, you will be met by your Cox & Kings representative and escorted to your hotel.
The rest of the day is yours at leisure to relax or begin your explorations of the city.Hotel Nikko Kanazawa - 2 Nights
Spend the day discovering Kanazawa, which rivaled Kyoto and Tokyo during the Edo Period. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Kenroku-en Garden, one of the most acclaimed gardens in Japan. Continue to Kanazawa Castle, the seat of the Maeda Clan. See the Nagamachi Samurai district, including the Kaga Yuzen Silk Center where you will learn about the techniques employed in the creation of a Yuzen silk painting. Wander through the Nomura Samurai House, a traditional Japanese home with tea-ceremony room, an interior courtyard garden and artifacts from the Edo period. Visit lacquer-ware and pottery galleries before returning to your hotel later this afternoon.Hotel Nikko Kanazawa (B)
Day 3Depart Kanazawa
After breakfast this morning, you will be escorted to the airport in time for your onward flight.(B)