Kanazawa Yuwaku Edo Village


In Yuwaku Onsen, about 14km southeast of Kanazawa along Rte 10, you'll find this attractive collection of reconstructed Edo-period buildings arranged as an open-air museum showcasing artefacts from the era (1603–1868). Self-drive, or take the bus (¥600, 45 minutes) – get off at Yuwaku Onsen stop and walk for about 300m, following the signs.

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