Other Natural Terrain Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Neagari-matsu
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Kenrokumachi
    This black pine tree is one of the Kenrokuen garden’s famous sights. Its name literally means “rising root pine,” and the 15-meter tall tree combined with its 40 roots of varying sizes rising as much as two meters off the ground is a stunning sight to behold. According to records, Maeda Nariyasu, the 13th lord of Kaga Domain, originally piled up a mound of earth and planted the tree on top of it; as such, its roots were originally covered by soil, but as it grew the roots became exposed. Also serving as the derivation of the former town of Neagari, in 1978 it was designated the town’s first Cultural Property. Today, a cedar bark-lined path passes by the tree, and many visitors strolling the garden take a moment to stop and admire the view.

    Neagarimatsu is another type of prominent pine trees found in Kenrokuen. We saw these old pine trees with big exposed roots near the Karasaki pine trees. Apparently, when growing these pine trees...

  • Jadani Valley
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    Ishikawa Hakusan-shi Chugu
  • Fukiagegenotaki
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    Ishikawa Pref. Hakuigunshikamachi Togiushioroshi
  • Senjodaira
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    Ishikawa Hakusan-shi
  • Nishiodaira
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Tanoshimamachi
  • Oikedaira
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Futamatamachi
  • Kunimidaira
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    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi

Ishikawa Areas

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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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