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Ishikawa

From cultural Kanazawa to coastal Noto

About Ishikawa
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The Depth of Ishikawa's Craft Culture

The Depth of Ishikawa's Craft Culture

Nov 8th - Dec 20th

A special event taking place at the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art looks at the depths of the prefecture's craft culture...

¥600
Japanese Crafts Exhibition

Japanese Crafts Exhibition

Oct 25th - Jan 11th

A special exhibition at the National Crafts Museum in Ishikawa delves into Japanese crafts, specifically focusing on the materials,..

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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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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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