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Kanazawa City

Kanazawa City The principal city of Ishikawa prefecture and the capital city of Ishikawa, Kanazawa was, along with Kyoto, one of the only major Japanese cities to escape bombing in World War II. Oft-regarded as a little Kyoto for its numerous temples, shrines, traditional gardens and historic streets, it is considered today as somewhat of a backwater. Situated on the Sea of Japan coast, it sees heavy snowfall in winter and a rather wet climate for much of the year. Although home to a number of worthwhile sights, it also serves as a convenient springboard for the rural Noto peninsula to the north. Kanazawa's most famous sight is unquestionably Kenroku-en, rated among Japan's top three traditional gardens. Although this ranking ha...


Kaga Kaga is located in the prefecture of Ishikawa located between the cities of Komatsu and Fukui. Kaga was the first city in Japan to twin with a Canadian city (Dundas which now is part of Hamilton) in 1968. Student exchanges have been occuring between Kaga and Dundas since then. When visiting Kaga, normally there are no other foreigners in the city except for the Canadians, thus you really experience Japanese life as the group lives with host families for the three or four week duration. With Kaga being on The Sea of Japan, there is a lovely sandy beach in the Shioya section of Kaga. Beside this there is other nature's beauty too....


Notohanto A thumb-like peninsula jutting out into the Sea of Japan, Noto-hanto is known for its slow-paced, rural environs. Sitting to the north of Kanazawa in Ishikawa-ken, the peninsula consists largely of rolling hills and rugged coastlines, dotted with small towns. Its main tourist center is the old fishing port of Wajima, a town famous for lacquerware and fresh seafood. Public transportation has been significantly curtailed in recent years, so exploration is best made via a car or bicycle. Due to the lack of development relative to many areas of Japan, the peninsula is often considered one of the country's best cycling locations....




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