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Ishikawa

From cultural Kanazawa to coastal Noto

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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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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 cheap,..

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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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