Top 10 things to do in Ishikawa Prefecture

  1. Kenroku-en Garden
    1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0937, Japan
    Kenroku-en is considered one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. It features picturesque landscapes, ponds, bridges, teahouses, and seasonal flowers.
  2. Myoryuji Temple
    1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 921-8031, Japan
    Also known as the "Ninja Temple," Myoryuji is a unique temple with hidden rooms, trap doors, and secret passageways designed to confuse and trap intruders.
  3. Omicho Market
    50 Kamiomicho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0905, Japan
    Omicho Market is a bustling indoor market with over 170 shops and stalls selling fresh seafood, produce, and local specialties.
  4. Higashi Chaya District
    Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0831, Japan
    Higashi Chaya is a historic district in Kanazawa with traditional teahouses, shops, and restaurants. Visitors can experience the traditional Japanese culture of geisha entertainment and tea ceremonies.
  5. Wajima Morning Market
    Shiroyonacho, Wajima, Ishikawa 928-0001, Japan
    Wajima Morning Market is a lively outdoor market selling fresh seafood, produce, and crafts. It is one of the largest morning markets in Japan.
  6. Natadera Temple
    291 Natamachi, Komatsu, Ishikawa 923-0342, Japan
    Natadera is a temple complex set in a forested valley with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It is famous for its rock garden and moss-covered stone lanterns.
  7. Yamanaka Onsen
    Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga, Ishikawa 922-0114, Japan
    Yamanaka Onsen is a hot spring resort town with traditional ryokan inns, public baths, and foot baths. Visitors can relax and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the mineral-rich hot springs.
  8. Shirakawa-go
    Shirakawago, Shirakawa, Ono-gun, Gifu 501-5600, Japan
    Shirakawa-go is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses with steep thatched roofs. Visitors can experience the rural lifestyle and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  9. Kutaniyaki Art Museum
    1-1 Terai, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1221, Japan
    Kutaniyaki Art Museum displays a collection of Kutani ware ceramics, a traditional craft of Ishikawa Prefecture. Visitors can learn about the history and techniques of Kutani ware and admire the beautiful artworks.
  10. Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
    Tateyama, Toyama 930-1406, Japan
    Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a scenic mountain road and railway that traverses the Northern Japan Alps. Visitors can enjoy the stunning views of the snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and the famous "Snow Wall" in spring.