Welcome to Ishikawa Prefecture

Tourism is booming in Ishikawa-ken (石川県) – the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen line in 2015 has made the region easier to reach than ever before. Comprising the former Kaga and Noto fiefs, which in ancient times were at the forefront of wealth and culture in Japan, the region remains rich in culture, history and natural beauty.Kanazawa, the Kaga capital and power base of the feudal Maeda clan, boasts traditional... Read More

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Ishikawa Prefecture activities

$702.20 Private & Custom Tours

Private Kanazawa Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Your day begins with a 9am pickup from your hotel or another centrally located point in Kanazawa. Greet your driver — and guide, if selected — and plan your route. Your private tour is entirely customizable according to the interests of you and your travel companions.Recommended spots include:KenrokuenLocated next to Kanazawa Castle, the Kenrokuen garden is considered one of the top three most beautiful gardens in Japan. Visitors can enjoy a variety of trees and flowers that change colors throughout seasons.Kanazawa CastleKanazawa's symbolic icon, Kanazawa Castle was built in 1583. The well-restored castle is worth visiting to see the traditional skills of Japanese carpenters who carefully put the building together without the use of any nails.Omicho MarketLocated in the center of the city of Kanazawa, Omicho Market has been the largest fish market in Kanazawa since the Edo period (1615 - 1868). The market is filled with more than 200 specialty shops and is a great place to stop by for a fresh seafood lunch.Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the original departure point.

$3519.20 Classic

Discover Japan

From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this trip provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train, and stay in a traditional ryokan for the ultimate in Japanese luxury.


Sapporo Snow Festival & Japan Winter Highlights

This 13-day trip joins together two Japan winter tours to create one unforgettable experience that covers some of the major winter events this country has to offer. From the famous onsen hot springs throughout Japan that make the country so inviting in winter, to the free time to discover new and historical districts in Tokyo and Kyoto, to the Sapporo Snow Festival and the Otaru Light Festival in Hokkaido, this tour is the best answer for anyone looking for a different sort of adventure.

$4799 National Geographic Journeys

Iconic Japan

Japan is a land of contrasts. Begin your 12-day adventure in glittering (and massive) Tokyo before heading by rail into the countryside to visit traditional villages and tranquil shrines. Include strolls through geisha districts and restorative time in temples and gardens, and you've got a marvellous introduction to a country that reveres its past and embraces its future.

$3299 Classic

Japan Winter Highlights

Japan in winter is simply unforgettable. Join this nine-day tour to explore big cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, opt for a day trip to experience the serene beauty of Mt Fuji and roam the iconic geisha district in Kanazawa. Visit the Swiss-like village of Shirakawa-go for a local style accommodations and enjoy the traditional onsens (outdoor hot springs) that make winter tours in this country so fun. Make next winter something special in Japan.