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Update:October 15, 2013

Outline of Ishikawa

to Japanese

Ishikawa Prefecture is located in the center of the main island of Japan. It has a north-south coastline along the Sea of Japan, and an area of approximately 4,185m2. The population is 1,163,968 (as of April 1, 2010). Kanazawa, Ishikawa's capital city, has many major institutions, including branch offices of national organizations, financial institutes, and leading companies. It plays an important role as the political and economic center of the three prefectures that make up the Hokuriku region, and has good access to the major cities of Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

Ishikawa is also blessed with a natural environment of mountains, coastal areas and rivers, as represented by Noto Peninsula Quasi-national Park, Echizen-Kaga Coast Quasi-national Park and Hakusan National Park.

In addition, Ishikawa has preserved its traditional culture that flourished in the Edo period (1603-1867). Since the prefecture has not suffered from wartime attacks or great natural disasters such as earthquakes, it retains many historical sites such as Kenrokuen, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, historical buildings and precious cultural assets. It has also preserved traditional crafts and industries, as well as performing arts, through the generations.

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Pref. Ishikawa WebSite (to Japanese
Provides an outline of Ishikawa and information about nature, sightseeing spots, culture, industries, life and the prefectural administration.

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Komatsu Airport has many domestic flights to Tokyo(Haneda and Narita), Sapporo, Sendai, Shizuoka, Fukuoka, and Okinawa and international direct lines to Soul, Shanghai and Taipei as well as about ten of charter flights a year to international airports. In addition, Luxembourg's Cargolux airline has access to Komatsu Airport for international cargo planes. Noto Airport has two daily flights to Tokyo. Ishikawa prefecture is accessible from Narita Airport via Haneda Airport, and from Kansai Airport by JR train.

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Guide for enterprises establishing in Ishikawa:Access (to Japanese
Provides information about access to Ishikawa from major cities by air, railway, road and sea.

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History & culture

DIGITAL ARCHIVES OF ISHIKAWA JAPAN(External link) (to Japanese(External link)
Provides guidance on traditional arts and crafts such as Wajima lacquerware and Kutani ceramic ware, and cultural information on traditional cuisine, local sake, traditional performing arts, and historical sites such as Ishikawa Castle.

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hot-Ishikawa( External link )

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Provides information on sightseeing spots in Ishikawa, including video clips, and suggests itineraries.

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<Inquiries about this page>
Industrial Policy Division
1-1 Kuratsuki, Kanazawa-City, Ishikawa, JAPAN
TEL 076-225-1511
FAX 076-225-1514
e-mail e130500b@pref.ishikawa.lg.jp