Kanazawa is surrounded by unique towns and onsen escapes.
Awazu Onsen is home to one of the world's oldest hotels, cave-carved temples and a fun local crafts scene.
A traditional ryokan with a 300-year history of hosting visitors to the city, Sumiyoshiya even has English-speaking owners.
One of the nicest hotels (within reason) in Kanazawa, Kumu is a Muji-style minimalist hotel that's undeniably Japanese.
The Nagamachi Samurai District is chock full of museums, preserved homes and ruins showing off the life of the famed warrior class.
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Besides its relaxing hot springs, Yamanaka Onsen looks great in every season and offers beautiful bridge views.