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Ishikawa

From cultural Kanazawa to coastal Noto

About Ishikawa
Kenrokuen Garden (Photo: Michael Mighty / JT)

Top Attractions in Ishikawa

Around Ishikawa

Kaga/Hakusan

Kaga/Hakusan

Kaga-Hakusan in the Hokuriku region of south-western Ishikawa Prefecture is blessed with beautiful nature and natural hot spr...

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Noto Peninsula

Noto Peninsula

Most foreign visitors are not aware of the beauty of Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa prefecture. Off the beaten path, it provides ...

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa

Journey into old Japan and walk among the shadows of samurai and geisha. Kanazawa (金沢), located just two and a half hours f...

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Upcoming Ishikawa Events

Kutani Chawan Festival

Kutani Chawan Festival

Kim

In Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture, an annual Kutani Chawan (tea bowl) festival takes place for three days during Golden Week.

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Abare Matsuri

Abare Matsuri

Celine Ong

Abare Matsuri, or Rampage Festival, is an annual event in the town of Noto, Ishikawa. One of Japan’s most violent and fiery f...

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Where to eat in Ishikawa

Supremo

Supremo

Peter Sidell

In the Korinbo district of Kanazawa, a historical city in Japan's Ishikawa perfecture, Supremo is a fun dining bar, with chea...

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Places to stay in Ishikawa

APA Hotel Kanazawa Chuo

APA Hotel Kanazawa Chuo

Peter Sidell

In historical Kanazawa in Japan's Ishikawa prefecture, APA Hotel Kanazawa Chuo is an affordable, comfortable hotel in the hea...

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Forza Hotel, Kanazawa

Forza Hotel, Kanazawa

Peter Sidell

In Kanazawa in Japan's Ishikawa prefecture, Forza Hotel is an elegant, comfortable but reasonably priced hotel, well located ...

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Latest Ishikawa Reports

Kanazawa Teramachi

Kanazawa Teramachi

Peter Sidell

In the historical town of Kanazawa in Japan's Ishikawa prefecture, Teramachi is a peaceful temple district, home to dozens of...

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About Ishikawa

Ishikawa
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Chubu
Island Honshu
Capital Kanazawa
Population 1,169,788
Area 4,186.15 sq. km

The opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen route between Nagano and Kanazawa, Ishikawa’s capital, in March 2015 has skyrocketed Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県, Ishikawa-ken) up the list of popular Japanese tourist destinations; now, Kanazawa can be reached in just under two and a half hours from Tokyo by bullet train.

This means that the breathtaking Kenroku-en is more easily accessible, as is Myoryu-ji (also known as the Ninja Temple).

The view of the Senmaida (1000 Rice Fields) adjacent to the Sea of Japan is absolutely fabulous, while Ishikawa is also home to Mount Maru (one of the Three Holy Mountains of Japan), delicious seafood, and relaxing hot springs, as well as many ski slopes in the winter.

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