ISHIKAWA

ISHIKAWA

Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa, straddles comfortably and confidently between history and modernity. Case in point: the Higashi Chaya District, a row of traditional tea houses whose interiors are stylish souvenir shops. Or take for instance the Kanazawa Noh Museum which utilizes interactive visuals and ancient masks that...

Japan has so many Western-style restaurants, izakayas, or bistros worth visiting. One of these will bring you back to the Taisho period where restaurants with gorgeous dining rooms were a common setting. The place is called Todoroki-tei which is located in Higashiyama of Kanazawa City, a perfect place for...

At the tip of Noto Peninsula is the Yoshigaura Onsen (葭ヶ浦温泉) which was first established in 1579. Also, there is only one isolated ryokan (Japanese inn) nearby called, "Lamp No Yado" which was built around 1790 and has always been popular among guests looking for a luxurious onsen that's...

Every weary traveler needs a good place to rest. A place in Ishikawa Prefecture called Noto no Sho Inn can provide the necessary things fit for the tired traveler. The inn is a relaxing haven situated on top of a hill that is decorated with ornate wood trimmings. Its...

With the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line last year, Kanazawa has become a new tourism hotspot as it is more accessible now to domestic and foreign tourists coming from the Kanto region. How about checking out Kenrokuen which is one of the icons in Kanazawa? The 3 Great Gardens...

Are you planning to visit Kanazawa? Some of the most spectacular scenery in Japan can be found in the Hokuriku region where Kanazawa is, an area located in the northwest part of Honshu (the main island). Besides having great destinations for travel, the place is also blessed with various...

Noto Peninsula is well-known for its coastal scenery and rural atmosphere and projects north into the Sea of Japan from the coast of the Ishikawa Prefecture. However, getting around the area has known to be quite inconvenient which is why rental cars have been greatly recommended. These can usually...

Located in Ishikawa Prefecture, the city of Kanazawa is one on the three places in Japan which is known as a sweet tooth's haven (the other two cities being Kyoto and Matsue). While some call Kanazawa "little Kyoto" locals of the city refused to be given such a...

The JR West Hanayome Noren is a luxurious and unique sight-seeing train which bears a logo with the Awaji knot. The train is made up of two cars which are designed to characterize the beauty of the region of Hokuriku which includes Wajima lacquerware, Kanazawa gold leaf and Kaga...

Kanazawa has a lot of places to visit. It has all kinds of monuments, museums, sightseeing spots and so on in and around the center of the city. However, in the suburbs, there are also plenty of nice places to see. Listed below are five awesome places you can...

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