It’s been a little more than 2 years of my trip to Kanazawa, but I would like to share some tips and my experience of my weekend in Kanazawa for Golden Week.
At the time, I wasn’t good enough with japanese reading so my friend Yurina helped me a lot with the transport reservation and guiding me through the city. Golden week is a peak travel season for japanese so doing reservation was a bit harder than expected. She reserved a night bus for me, from Shinjuku bus terminal to Kanazawa.
Night buses are quite comfortable in Japan, and quite cheap as well. I took the night bus to several places in Japan, and I recommend it if you have the time and enough experience and endurance to sleep on a bus.
Once I arrived to Kanazawa at 7AM next day, I had breakfast on a Starbucks next to the station and wandered around the impressive Kanazawa station.
My first day in Kanazawa was an all-day tour around the city. After I met my friend at the station, we headed to visit the must see attractions of the city. The Oyama shrine, Kenrokuen garden and the castle, the Omicho fish market, for lunch.
After a long and exhausting first day we decided to take it easy on the second day and just wandered around, and I did what I enjoyed the most, blending in with locals. We visited again the fish market to buy some fresh food for last night dinner in Kanazawa.