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A Kanazawa City Ordinance has prohibited “smoking on the street” which includes smoking while walking on sidewalks, while standing along the street, or while riding a bicycle, moped, or motorcycle.

This regulation was established with the aim of preventing harm, including burns, caused by the smoking of cigarettes outside designated smoking areas, and in order to contribute to the creation of a cleaner society in which everyone can comfortably live. Please be aware that those who smoke in the restricted areas on these maps will be imposed a fine of 1,000 yen. Some areas include protected architectural structures for which fires would be hazardous.

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1. JR Kanazawa Station Area

area_station.jpgarea_station.jpgJR Kanazawa Station AreaIMG_8556_600.jpgIMG_8556_600.jpgPublic ashtrays at the East GateIMG_8552_600.jpgIMG_8552_600.jpgPublic ashtrays at West Gate

2. Kenrokuen Garden / 21st Century Modern of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

area_kenrokuen2.jpgarea_kenrokuen2.jpgKenrokuen Garden / 21st Century Museum of Contenporary Art, Kanazawa Area21bi_600.jpg21bi_600.jpg21st Century Modern of Contemporary Art, KanazawaIMG_8504_600.jpgIMG_8504_600.jpgPublic ashtrays at 21st Century Modern of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

3. Higashi Chayagai District

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4. Korinbo Area

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5. Musashimachi Area

area_musashi2.jpgarea_musashi2.jpgMusashimachi AreaIMG_8579_600.jpgIMG_8579_600.jpgOmicho-Ichiba marketIMG_8584_600.jpgIMG_8584_600.jpgPublic ashtray in Omicho-ichiba market (B1F)

ON THE STREET


Dollarphotoclub_78242907_600.jpgJapan’s tourist cities are prevalent with cigarette lovers these days. Kanazawa is no exception. Most tourist sites downtown (including their immediate vicinity) are designated as nonsmoking sections. This smoking regulation has been enacted mainly to keep streets clean and to prevent burns caused by cigarette. If you are a smoker, please be aware that fines of 1,000 yen for smoking in those designated nonsmoking districts or for throwing cigarette butts on the street will be imposed. For smokers, there are several public and private designated locations with provided ashtrays for smoking, at times even within those restricted areas, at the entrance of convenience stores, or next to cigarette stands.

AT RESTAURANTS & CAFES


Dollarphotoclub_66830851_600.jpgRestaurants or cafes in Japan individually set their own smoking rules. Some shops allow smoking freely while others completely ban it. Furthermore, many establishments provide seats equally for both non-smoking and smoking clientele. So as to avoid any embarrassing situations, we recommend you to inquire to restaurant staff about smoking preferences before being seated.

ABOUT TASPO (Tobacco Pasport)


tas-card.psdTo some smokers from abroad, vending machines on the street selling cigarettes might seem a novelty that just cannot be passed up. However, to purchase cigarettes one from of these units, a TASPO identification / age verification card is now required. Resultantly, these machines may not be utilized by international tourists. Instead, convenience stores or cigarette stands are the correct place to purchase tobacco. Just so you know, you will still be required to show ID such as your passport at stores to verify your age.

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