Located on the west coast of Japan’s main Honshu island, Ishikawa juts out into the Sea of Japan and is bordered by Toyama, Gifu and Fukui prefectures. Continue reading for ultimate Ishikawa prefecture travel inspiration and find out more:
Food aside, Ishikawa’s other speciality is in its craftsmanship. For centuries, talented craftspeople have shaped Ishikawa’s artistic culture, creating specialised crafts such as gold leaf, Ohi ware, Kutani porcelain and Kaga-yuzen silk dyeing. There are ample opportunities to experience this artisan skill yourself, from visiting museums to meeting local artisans.
Travelling with baggage? Not to worry: Kanazawa Station and Kuroneko Hotto Station have coin-operated lockers, allowing visitors to safely store luggage in a convenient location. On a similar note, Kanazawa Station runs a luggage courier service, meaning that your bags can be delivered anywhere in Ishikawa on the same day.
As well as free wi-fi spots and tax-free shopping (conditions apply), tourist information centers can be found all over Ishikawa and provide the latest information, multilingual brochures and personalised advice.
Ishikawa is a terrific region with more than enough to offer travellers, from ancient traditions to rejuvenating natural resources. Our Ishikawa guide has all the information you need to start planning your next trip.
Top image: Yamashiro Onsen hot springs resort district © Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
This article was created in partnership with Ishikawa Travel.