NagoyaKyotoOsakaHiroshimaFukuokaSapporoTakayamaMatsumoto/NaganoTokyoINTERNATIONAL TRAVEL DIVISIONNOTO PENINSULAKANAZAWAIshikawa PrefectureKAGAW7series©WEST JAPAN RAILWAY COMPANYIshikawa prefecture is in the center of Japan, facing the Sea of Japan. In the prefecture’s capital Kanazawa, experience a castle town once bustling with samurai, home to Nagamachi samurai residences and Kanazawa Castle Park, as well as Kenroku-en garden, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. The Maeda family who ruled the area encouraged the cultivation of culture and industry, and various traditional cultures continue to this day, such as the Kaga dyeing method, Wajima lacquerware, Noh theatre and the tea ceremony.Satoyama and Satoumi in the Noto Peninsula, known as Japan’s unspoilt landscapes, are certified as the first Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) in a developed country. The area also has an abundance of nature, with Mt.Hakusan, one of Japan’s Three sacred Mountains, a wealth of hot spring resort and food culture nurtured by this history and natural scenery to soothe the souls of visitors.AccessIshikawa prefecture is situated between Tokyo and Kyoto, Osaka, and located in the center of Japan facing the Sea of Japan. From Tokyo, you ride the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train), or you can reach Ishikawa from Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya by JR within two and a half hours.The Hokuriku Shinkansen line Tokyo-KANAZAWA 2h28minMore info Tourism IshikawaDiscover IshikawaExplore ISHIKAWA, JapanKanazawa & Noto Peninsula & Kaga

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