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Tourist Spots

Ishikawa Prefecture contains various sightseeing spots, such as the landscape that may be more enjoyed by driving or the scenic sites that can only be reached by car. Let’s find a destination that you wish to see or visit and organize your own journey.

“Kanazawa”, the capital and the central of Ishikawa prefecture, is located at about 30-kilometer distance from Komatsu Airport. It was flourished as a castle town at a time in the past and is still much in evidence in the traditional cultures as it was. As compact it is, the street space is “jam-packed” with Japanese fascinating atmosphere.

Utatsuyama Park

  • Scenic sites

Enjoy a casual drive on the road leading up to the mountain summit in the natural park, located close to Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle Park. The observation deck has a view of the Kanazawa townscape and the Sea of Japan. It is also a popular night viewing spot.

Address: Suehiro-machi, Kanazawa City
WEB: https://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/spot/4698
Mapcode: 41 561 141*00 Google map

Ono Shoyu-kura (Moromi Kura)

  • Sightseeing Facilities

A gallery and café are housed in a refurbished soy sauce storehouse that was actually used in the soy sauce town of Ono. Soy sauce soft serve is very popular.

Open: 11:00 - 19:00 (Weekdays), 10:00 - 19:00 (Saturdays), 10:00 - 18:00 (Sundays)
Closed: Wednesday, New Year holiday season
Admission fee: Free Entry Fee
Address: 2-39, Ono, Kanazawa City
Contact: 076-267-0121
WEB: https://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/spot/18406
Mapcode: 41 703 000*55 Google map

Ishikawa Prefecture Kanazawa Port Ono Karakuri Museum

  • Sightseeing Facilities

“Karakuri” is a creation with a mechanism to move. Ōno Benkichi, an inventor who lived in Ono at the end of the Edo period, in addition to being an expert on karakuri, invented the camera and igniter (lighter) among other things. The “Karakuri Memorial Museum” exhibits and introduces Benkichi’s works and the history of Karakuri.

Open: 9:00 - 17:00 (last admittance 16:30)
Closed: Monday (Next day when Monday is a public holiday), 12/29 - 1/3
Admission fee: Adult: 300 JPY, 65 or above: 200 JPY, High School Students and below: Free
Address: 4-2-29, Ono-machi, Kanazawa City
Contact: 076-266-1311
WEB: https://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/english/kanko/20062.html
Mapcode: 41 702 836*06 Google map

Nishida Kitaro Museum of Philosophy

  • Sightseeing Facilities

This museum introduces the philosophy and life of Japan’s leading philosopher, Nishida Kitaro. The building was designed by world-famous architect Tadao Ando. Its intricate, maze-like, and complicated space will encourage you to “think.”

Open: 9:00 - 21:00 (last admittance 20:30)
Closed: Monday, 12/29 - 1/3
Admission fee: Exibition Area: Adult: 300 JPY, 65 or Above: 200 JPY, High School Students and below: Free
Address: I-1, Uchihisumi, Kahoku City
Contact: 076-283-6600
WEB: https://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/spot/4619
Mapcode: 336 158 318*88 Google map

Kanazawa Yuwaku Yumeji-kan Museum

  • Sightseeing Facilities

This museum exhibits the works and relics of Taisho-era painter and poet Takehisa Yumeji.

Open: 9:00 - 17:30 (last admittance 17:00)
Closed: Open All Year Round
Admission fee: Adult: 300 JPY, 65 or Above: 200 JPY
Address: I-144-1, Yuwaku-machi, Kanazawa City
Contact: 076-235-1112
WEB: https://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/spot/5075
Mapcode: 549 811 847*63 Google map

D.T. Suzuki Museum

  • Sightseeing Facilities

This facility introduces the thoughts and background of D. T. Suzuki, a world-renowned Buddhist philosopher who was born in Kanazawa and introduced “Zen” to the West. Take a seat in the “Contemplative Space” and watch the “Water Mirror Garden,” where you will experience the feeling of deeply facing your inner self.

Open: 9:30 - 17:00 (last admittance 16:30)
Closed: Monday, New Year's holiday season
Admission fee: Adult: 300 JPY, 65 or Above: 200 JPY
Address: 3-4-20, Honda-machi, Kanazawa City
Contact: 076-221-8011
WEB: https://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/spot/12336
Mapcode: 41 499 530*71 Google map

Yuwaku Onsen

  • Onsen

This small hot spring town is located in a green mountainous area, about 20 minutes by car from Kanazawa City center. The Soyu (public bathhouse) allows you to have a dip in a hot spring without having to stay at a ryokan.

Public bath Shirasagi-no-yu
Open: 7:00 - 22:00
Closed: the 3rd Thursday of every month
Admission fee: 12 or Above: 380 JPY, 6 to 11: 130 JPY, 3 to 5: 50 JPY, Babies and infants below 3: Free
Address: I-1, Yuwaku-machi, Kanazawa City
Contact: 076-235-1380 (Public bath Shirasagi-no-yu)
WEB: http://yuwaku.gr.jp/en/
Mapcode: 549 811 788*28 Google map


  • Shopping

Established in 1975 and known for its production and sales of Kanazawa gold leaf products, Hakuichi operates the museum. Here, you can observe the delicate craftwork of the gold leaf artisans, see displays of the latest virtual reality experiences, and experience gold leaf overlaying.

Open: 9:00 - 18:00 (café, gold-leafing experiences: 9:00 -17:00) 
Closed: 1/1
Admission fee: Free Entry Fee
Address: 2-1-1 Morito, Kanazawa City
Contact: 076-240-8911
WEB: https://enkanazawa.hakuichi.co.jp/shop/hakukoukan.php
Mapcode: 41 492 873*03 Google map