When visiting Ishikawa, you must visit the Ohmi Cho Market near the city center. This market has been reputed as the "Kitchen of Ishikawa", and has over 300 years of history with over 200 shops selling different items. Thus, this place has attracted many locals and tourists.  There are many different snack shops you can find inside the market. For example, the Moun...
Mitsukejima is located at the Zhuzhou City, Ishikawa County. It is 150 meters long, 50 meters in width and 30 meters tall. The whole island looks like a battleship and therefore, similar to the Toshima Island of the Nagasaki Prefecture, both islands are called the Battleship Island. This island has a very special terrain and is considered as one of the most important touri...
Situated in Kanazawa, the East Tea Houses Street is an important cultural heritage in Japan. In the Edo era, most of the buildings are only one storey high, and only tea houses could be two storeys high, and as such, you can see its cultural importance in the society.  Amongst the tea houses there, you will find one called "Shima" which was built in 1820 together wit...
The tea house culture starts in the Muromachi era, and those places started as a venue where you can enjoy tea leisurely and also enjoy some snacks. In the Edo era, those places started becoming venue for kabuki performances. The East Tea Houses Street in Kanazawa is another famous tea house streets apart from Gion in Kyoto. Therefore, these 2 places have been rated as cul...
The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa is situated in the city center of Kanazawa of the Ishikawa prefecture. It is situated close to Rikuen. It is a modern art museum opened in 2004 and was designed by SANAA architectural firm. The museum has been popular since the opening and it has received the Golden Lion Award from the Venice Architectural Show a mont...
In Japan, over 98% of the gold foil came from Kanazawa. Therefore, people often find shops selling gold foil in the city as well as restaurants serving gold foil dishes.  There are many different shops selling gold foil honey cake, and the Ukokkei shop sells those that are made from high quality eggs and therefore is very soft and not too sweet. The outer layer of th...
Guest House Shiro is located in Kanazawa and the building is over 100 years old. It used to be a shop, a home and an office which was converted into a guest house. The architectural style is very traditional and you will feel like being in the 19th century when you are inside the building. Although old, but all the facilities are complete, the construction of wood texture ...