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Shopping/Leisure

  Visitors looking for general souvenirs from Ishikawa can go to the Kanazawa Hyakubangai Shopping Center (located in JR Kanazawa Station) or to the Ishikawa Products and Tourist Center. The Higashi Chaya Teahouse District also has many shops selling gold leaf products. In Kaga, you can find a variety of shops in the Japanese inns and the roadside stations, and you can also find Kutaniyaki ceramics workshops. The Noto also features the Wajima Morning Market in addition to the many shops in the Japanese inns and roadside stations.

 If you are tired from your traveling and need to take a break, you can go to the Higashi Chaya Teahouse District, the Nishi Chaya Teahouse District, the Nagamachi Samurai Residence District, and the Tourism Exchange Salon in Katamachi, where there are facilities with tourism volunteers and rest areas. The Ishikawa Kanazawa Tourism Information Center inside JR Kanazawa Station can also provide information for foreign tourists. Interpreter-Guides can also be arranged, so please feel free to ask at the information center if you need anything.

NOTO AREA

  Some popular souvenirs from the Noto are Wajima lacquerware, salt made from the Suzu salt farms, and traditional straw shoes, hand-made by women at the Wajima Morning Market.

KANAZAWA AREA

The most popular souvenirs from Kanazawa are gold leaf products and Kaga Yuzen fabrics. Recently, there has also been a boom in cosmetic products containing gold leaf.

KAGA/HAKUSAN AREA

The most popular souvenirs from the Kaga and Mt. Hakusan Region are Yamanaka lacquerware and Kutaniyaki ceramics, traditional crafts that have been passed down from long ago. Handmade fabrics using the traditional Uchikubi weaving method in the Mt. Hakusan region are also very popular.

RECOMMENDED ISHIKAWA ATTRACTIONS

Yamanaka Lacquerware Traditional Industry Hall

With a 400-year history, this Center introduces the traditional Yamanaka Lacquerware to visitors in different angles and perspectives.

Wajima Morning Market

This is the famous morning market with a history of over a thousand years.

Chirihama Rest House

Serve as the entrance and exit to the Chirihama Beach Driveway, visitors can enjoy a delicious meal while getting a perfect view of the ocean.

Omicho Ichiba

Located in the center of Kanazawa, Omicho-ichiba is a famous local market, which was first established as a morning market some 400 years ago.

Ishikawa Souvenirs and Gifts Shop

Situated very close to Kenrokuen, this facility displays and sells a variety of famous local products such as Japanese sweets, sea products, local Sake wine, arts and crafts, etc.