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Ishikawa

From cultural Kanazawa to coastal Noto

About Ishikawa
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Seihakusai Dekayama Matsuri

Seihakusai Dekayama Matsuri

Early May

The Seihakusai Dekayama Matsuri in Nanao, Ishikawa; not every day you get to help pull a 20-ton float down the narrow streets of..

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Abare Matsuri

Abare Matsuri

Early Jul

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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Where to eat in Ishikawa

Soshin, Kanazawa 7

Soshin, Kanazawa

Peter Lin

Soshin is a Japanese-style cafe located in the historic Higashi Chaya area in Kanazawa. This charming cafe serves great coffee and..

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 heart..

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Kanazawa Phonograph Museum

Kanazawa Phonograph Museum

Kim

The Kanazawa Phonograph Museum is a way to experience the sounds of a bygone era. The museum has over 500 phonographs and over 20,000..

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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 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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