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Ishikawa

From cultural Kanazawa to coastal Noto

About Ishikawa
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Upcoming Ishikawa Events

Niwaka Lantern Festival

Niwaka Lantern Festival

Saturday - Aug 22nd

You might have heard of Kiriko in Wajima but do you know Niwaka? A procession of colorfully painted floats mark the end of sum..

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Juzo Shrine Festival in Wajima

Juzo Shrine Festival in Wajima

Aug 22 - 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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Okutsuhime Shrine Festival in Wajima

Okutsuhime Shrine Festival in Wajima

Aug 22 - Aug 25th

Young men dressed in women's clothes and with make-up on their faces carry a portable shrine into the ocean at Sodegahama Beach...

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Where to eat in Ishikawa

Places to stay in Ishikawa

HOTEL MYSTAYS Kanazawa

HOTEL MYSTAYS Kanazawa

Charles Colfer

HOTEL MYSTAYS Kanazawa provides a perfect home-base of operations for any trip within Japan and if you choose to stay in Kanazawa..

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Two Days in Kanazawa 8

Two Days in Kanazawa

Grant Casey

For those interested in traveling to Kanazawa by train, bus, or plane, here is a two day itinerary with a guide to sightseeing spots..

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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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