During the 1600s the region’s capital Kanazawa saw the development of a refined culture focussed on the arts and became Japan’s fourth town after Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto.
In Ishikawa many traditions are not only still going on they are alive and continue to thrive and develop – and tend to be very photogenic!
Kanazawa station was designed by world-leading architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.
It is full of gorgeous old wooden houses and still lived today. The Higashi Chaya District Kanazawa is full of lovely stores, restaurants and tea houses.
Start your golden photogenic journey at Hakuza Hikari Kura Gold House Kanazawa.
Kenrokuen Gardens are said to be the 3rd most beautiful gardens in Japan which makes them one of the key tourist sights in Japan.
These beautiful gardens were created for Kanazawa castle by the wife of the second feudal lord Gyoksen-in.