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Ishikawa Prefecture

Ishikawa’s capital and largest tourist attraction is Kanazawa, best known for Kenrokuen Garden. The Noto Peninsula makes up the northern half of Ishikawa Prefecture. The peninsula’s two main centers for tourists, Wajima City and Wakura Onsen, provide a relaxed atmosphere different from other cities in Japan. Kaga Onsen is a collection of four Hot Spring towns south of Kanazawa, not far from Mount Hakusan, one of Japan’s “three holiest mountains.” Ishikawa is also noted for its lacquerware and gold leaf technique among other Cultural Traditions.