TOP5 Rankings in Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Like Kyoto, Ishikawa Prefecture has many ryokans with a rich history and tradition, so you can experience top-notch Japanese hospitality. If you are planning to visit the ancient capital of Kanazawa or traditional hot spring resorts, we would recommend staying at a ryokan rather than a city hotel. A good trip starts with a good accommodation. Especially in Kanazawa, staying at a nice ryokan will make your trip even more amazing.
Where to stay in Ishikawa Prefecture
Ishikawa Prefecture is mainly divided into Kanazawa City, Noto Peninsula, Wakura Onsen, and Kaga Onsen areas.
Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture has become an increasingly popular tourist destination since the opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen line in 2015. It is only two and a half hours from Tokyo, making it an ideal weekend trip, with sightseeing spots concentrated in Kanazawa. First-time visitors to Kanazawa are advised to stay in Kanazawa city.
Noto Peninsula is surrounded by a rich natural environment, including a beautiful rias coastline, the Hakume-Senmaida rice paddy field, which can be described as the original landscape of Japan, and the magnificent Sea of Japan. For those staying in Ishikawa Prefecture for more than two nights, I would recommend that you extend your visit not only to Kanazawa but also to the Noto Peninsula.
Wakura Onsen is located on the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, one hour by train from Kanazawa Station. The Onsen town is famous for Kagaya. It is recommended for those who want to enjoy hot springs with a view of the Sea of Japan in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Kaga Onsen-kyo is the collective name for four nearby hot spring resorts. Awazu Onsen, Katayamazu Onsen, Yamashiro Onsen, and Yamanaka Onsen, each of which has four hot spring resorts with different hot spring qualities and atmospheres. Yamashiro Onsen and Yamanaka Onsen, where famous luxury ryokans are located, are especially recommended.