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Ishikawa

From cultural Kanazawa to coastal Noto

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

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Upcoming Ishikawa Events

Abare Matsuri 2024

Abare Matsuri 2024

Jul 5th - Jul 6th

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

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Wajima Grand Festival 2024

Wajima Grand Festival 2024

Aug 22nd - Aug 25th

The Wajima Grand Festivals are the highlight of late summer in the Wajima area of the Noto Peninsula. The festive activities center..

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Where to eat in Ishikawa

Places to stay in Ishikawa

Onomi Village

Onomi Village

Nathan Eden

Located in Nanao, Onomi Village provides a rural getaway where visitors can experience life in a small Japanese village.

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A Roadtrip Through Noto Peninsula

A Roadtrip Through Noto Peninsula

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Noto Peninsula, situated in Ishikawa Prefecture on the western coast of Japan, is a destination that captures the essence of traditional..

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Kanazawa Loop Bus

Kanazawa Loop Bus

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The Kanazawa Loop Bus operates two routes – the left loop and the right loop – and they cover some of the city's major tou..

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About 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 Visiting Kanazawa
Population 1,169,788
Area 4,186.15 km²

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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