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  • Korinbo
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kourimbou
    "Located a 10 minute scheduled bus ride away from the east exit of JR Kanazawa Station, this bustling shopping and business center, one of the biggest in the Hokuriku area, was named after a monk who practiced on Mt. Hiei. The area around the ""Korinbo"" bus stop is surrounded by large shopping malls, making it a convenient destination for shopping, dining, and relaxing. Meanwhile, a short distance away, the Nagamachi Bukeyashiki-dori Street samurai residence district is lined with stone paved alleys and ochre earthen walls reminiscent of the Edo period. Here visitors can find samurai residences open to the public and museums with magnificent old architecture as well as beautiful Japanese gardens, and in turn get a glimpse of what life was like for Japan's ancient warriors. The free 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa is also located nearby."
  • Shiroyone Senmaida (A Thousand Rice Paddies in Shiroyone)
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    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Shiroyonemachi
    This nationally famous Shiroyone Town, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture is a scenic spot where as many as 1,004 terraced rice paddies spread along the narrow steep slope between the national highway and the Sea of ​​Japan., The layers of small rice fields continue to the coast, and the contrast of the green and blue is spectacular. The rice terraces, representative of the world agricultural heritage “Noto no Satoyama Satoumi,” are visited by many tourists. Because machines are unable to enter the fields, the rice is produced manually to the present day. There is a system where individuals can own their own rice paddy. In the winter, an illumination event, “Azeno Kirameki,” is held.
  • Onomatopoeia Statues
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    Ishikawa Hakui-shi Kawaramachi
    This stone statues stand around the traffic circle in front of JR Hakui Station. The five statues were created by sculptor Hiroshi Mabuchi, a graduate of the Kanazawa College of Art. Hakui City is a “UFO town”– records note sightings of flying saucers dating back to the Edo period. These statues of Japanese sci-fi onomatopoeia were placed here in 2005 by the Hakui Station Ekimae Shopping Street Business Cooperative as part of efforts to revitalize Hakui. Visitors can stand, pose, and take pictures on top of statues of onomatopoeia such as “ジャーン(jyaaan)” Featured on TV and in various other media, an unending stream of tourists make their way here to strike an unusual pose and take a commemorative photo or two.
  • Fountain
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kenrokumachi
    A fountain fed by Kasumigaike Pond in the center of the Kenrokuen garden. The fountain’s waters jet 3. 5 meters into the air and are powered by the natural water pressure created by a difference in height with the pond’s surface. The fountain was constructed at the end of the Edo period. Records state it was constructed in part to test a method for bringing water into the outer citadel of Kanazawa Castle, and the facility provides a glimpse into the technological capabilities of the time. It is thought that water was piped from the Tatsumi Canal, which penetrated into the garden, from in front of the Nijibashi Bridge via a pipe built into the Ishikawa Bridge. The fountain is a highly unusual feature for a Japanese garden and is also thought to be the oldest in Japan.
  • Hisago Pond
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kenrokumachi
    A gourd-shaped pond sprawling on the west side of the Kenrokuen garden. The area was once known as “Renchitei” (“Lotus Pond Garden”), and it is believed that creation of the Kenrokuen, counted as one of Japan’s three most famous gardens, began in the vicinity. The pond’s name literally mean “gourd” and was given to it because of its shape. Walk around its banks and you can take in a variety of views so different from each other you wouldn’t think they all involved the same pond. There are two big and small islands in the pond modeled after legendary islands of youth and longevity and mountain wizards, and these, along with the Kaisekito six-tier stone pagoda standing on the center island, are popular photography spots.
  • Kyokusui
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kenrokumachi
    The collective name for the small streams flowing through the Kenrokuen garden, considered one of Japan’s three most famous gardens along with Kairakuen Park in Mito and the Korakuen Garden in Okayama. Starting at the foot of Yamazakiyama, the 570-meter long stream system winds its way through the garden. The waters are so clear, you can see the bottom, and are supplied from the Tatsumi Canal, whose source in turn is the Sai River. The Tatsumi Canal is an important source of water in Kanazawa; waters drawn from It are fed into a settling basin in the garden to remove sediment, after which they are used to provide water for the garden’s trees and flowers. There are many highlights along the stream system, but the standout is the Hanami Bridge from which can be seen cherry blossoms, Japanese irises, and azaleas when in season. Many are also delighted by the views of fresh verdure in summer, fall foliage in autumn, and snowscapes in winter.
  • Yukizuri
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kenrokumachi
    Yukizuri is a method of protecting tree branches from breaking under the heavy snows of the Hokuriku region. Yukizuri work begins being conducted on the trees in the Kenrokuen garden in most years at the beginning of November. Numerous ropes sprawling from the tops of the trees like an umbrella create a beautiful geometric shape which accents the winter snowscape. Yukizuri is conducted on all of the over 500 trees in the garden over more than a month, entirely by hand and without the use of heavy machinery. The yukuzuri applied to the Karasaki Pine, which boasts the most beautiful form of any of the trees in the garden, is particularly stunning. A wintertime tradition in Kanazawa, the shape of yukizrui is even used in the Kanazawa tourism logo.
  • Kasumigaike Pond
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kenrokumachi
    This pond is located in the center of the Kenrokuen garden, considered one of Japan’s three most famous gardens along with Kairakuen Park in Mito and the Korakuen Garden in Okayama. The largest of the garden’s ponds, its surface area is 5,800 square meters and it is 1. 5 meters deep at its deepest point. The expansive, secluded pond serves as a symbol of the garden, and the colors of its waters vary depending on the position from which one is looking. Many of the garden’s most famous sights are found here, including the Kotoji Stone Lantern, Nijibashi Bridge, Karasaki Pine, and the Sazaeyama hill. The primary walking path around the pond is without hills and incorporates universal design principles, ensuring that even wheelchair users can leisurely traverse the path. Visitors can enjoy the seasonal views along the path.
  • World's Longest Bench
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    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuigunshikamachi Aikami
    Recognized by Guinness World Records as the World’s Longest Bench in 1989, the bench along the Masuhogaura Coast is 460.9 meters in length. You can purchase lunch baskets and drink sets, and rent beach parasols and bench cushions at the nearby Roadside Station Togiumikaido. It’s prefect for families, couples, and groups.
  • Tsuzumi-mon Gate
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kinoshimbomachi
    A huge gate built in JR Kanazawa Station's east plaza to serve as a new area symbol as part of the station's remodeling in line with the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line. The 13.7 meter high gate is modeled after a shirabeo drum used in traditional Kaga hosho music. In contrast with the glass and aluminum dome extending from the station to the gate, the gate itself is made of wood, evoking the history and traditions of the area. The beautiful spiraling pillars and gently curving latticework roof are also functional, concealing exhaust towers connected beneath the plaza.
  • Ataka Barrier Ruins
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    Ishikawa Pref. Komatsushi Atakamachi T 140-4
    "The ruins of one of Japan's ancient checkpoint barriers located in a pine forest on the grounds of the Ataka Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine not far from the Sea of Japan and a three minute drive from the Komatsu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway. This particular barrier is quite famous because it was used as a setting in ""Kanjincho,"" a popular kabuki play. A monument to the barrier stands at the site as well as statues of the samurai Minamoto no Yoshitsune, the warrior monk Benkei, and Togashi the barrier keeper, representing the virtues of wisdom, virtue, and valor. Many other monuments also stand at the site, such as a stone slab inscribed with a waka poem by renowned author Akiko Yosano. In addition, the Ataka View Terrace facility and the Kanjincho Museum are located nearby, allowing visitors to further enjoy the world of ""Kanjincho"" through informational displays, merchandise, and oshie raised cloth pictures."
  • Boramachi Yagura
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    Ishikawa Hosu-gun Anamizumachi Neki Nakai
    "This wooden tower was built in the Noto Peninsula's Nanao Bay in Ishikawa Prefecture to catch striped mullet. Striped mullet are extremely wary; when standard fishing methods are used, they notice the presence of humans and flee for safety. Accordingly, people would wait on top of tall wooden towers and watch the movements of schools of striped mullet, pulling up a net placed in advance to catch the fish when the timing was right. Astronomer Percival Lowell wrote down this fishing feature on his book ""NOTO"". This style of fishing was abolished in 1966 and the population of striped mullet fishing since that time has dramatically declined; today, this tower stands as a monument and sightseeing destination."
  • Hanayome Shop Curtain
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    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Nanao-shi Madashimachi Tsu Department 49

    This museum shows traditional wedding custom in Ishikawa. Bridal curtains inside the museum were pretty and they are all hand-painted. You can also see bridal costumes for women showcased inside the...

  • Yoshino Crafts no Sato
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    Shopping
    Ishikawa Hakusan Yoshino Haru 29

    地元作家の作品を販売するふるさと工房、工芸研究所などの他、ガラスの作品を造る体験教室なども開催しています。古民家を移築した鶉荘で牧野顕三染絵作品展が開催中で鑑賞させてもらいました。加賀友禅の染絵の繊細な美しさに圧倒されました。

  • Gawaichi
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamashironsen 18-59-1
  • Uminoeki‧6 Mei
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Wajima-shi Marine Town 1-1
  • Former Sono Tei Shoko Iori
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Nishicho 3-ban -cho 17-7
  • Nekorobijizo
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Wajimazakimachi
  • Noto Choju Daibutsu
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Hosu-gun Anamizumachi Otogasaki Ko 66
  • Kutani Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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