Bordering Toyama, Gifu, and Fukui Prefectures, Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan’s Chūbu region is easy to reach from Tokyo, with the Hokuriku Shinkansen making the trip in just over two hours.

Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa, along with cities like Hakusan, Komatsu, and Kaga, offers a glimpse into Japan’s history. The region, once part of the Kaga and Noto Provinces, merged in 1872 and is known for its historic significance as one of the wealthiest domains of the feudal era and Kutani ware. Notable sites include the Kanazawa Castle and Kenroku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, tea districts featuring historic streets, as well as modern art museums

Ishikawa’s location along the Sea of Japan coast, including the Noto Peninsula and Toyama Bay, adds to its appeal with fresh local seafood. The transport system in Kanazawa is well-equipped for accessibility, featuring buses that cater to travelers with disabilities, making it easier to visit major attractions.

The prefecture’s focus on accessibility extends to its tourist sites. Read the reviews below for more information.

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