Ishikawa Prefecture is located in Chubu region. The capital is Kanazawa.
Facing on sea of Japan. The northern part of the prefecture consists of the narrow Noto Peninsula, while the southern part is wider and consists mostly of mountains with the prefecture’s chief city, Kanazawa, located in the coastal plain. The prefecture also has some islands.
Ishikawa’s industry is dominated by the textile industry, particularly artificial fabrics, and the machine industry, particularly construction machinery.
Kutani ware (Kutani yaki) is a bright colored glaze like Chinese porcelain. Kaga silk (Kaga yūzen) is made with complicated silk print technique. Kanazawa lacquerware (Kanazawa shikki) is high quality lacquerware traditionally decorated with gold dust.
Kanazawa gold leaf (Kanazawa haku) is produced with a technique of beating gold into wafer-thin sheets.
Kenroku-en is an old private garden, One of the Three Great Garden of Japan.
Noto Peninsula is known for its coastal scenery, particularly along the Okunoto Coast and the Kongo Coast, as well as for its rural atmosphere. Because the area's public transportation is limited, exploring the area is best done by rental car
At the center of Kanazawa lies the Kenroku-en Garden, famous for the "Yukitsuri," ropes stretched from the top of a tree to the lower branches like an umbrella to protect it from snow damage.
Nomura Clan Samurai Home
Kanazawa doesn't only boast one of the most beautiful gardens in the country, there is also great seafood, a great modern art museum, a well-preserved teahouse district, and a samurai district. It is in the latter where you can find the old home of the samurai Nomura clan. The building is almost intact and is a good example of how the samurai warriors who protected the city lived at that time.
Kenrokuen Garden (Kanazawa)
Kenrokuen Garden is listed as one of the three most beautiful gardens in all of Japan and is undoubtedly the symbol of Kanazawa Prefecture, and it was designed for walking.