Kanazawa is a popular tourism place in Ishikawa prefecture, middle part of Japan. They have a famous street that many of you might have seen on media called Higashi Chaya District as well as 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. If you are in Kanazawa, one thing you MUST eat is sushi. This attractive city have lots of amazing sushi restaurants. You can't leave until you try sushi in Kanazawa!
If you're traveling in Japan, but you are looking for a complete change of pace from Tokyo, Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture is definitely the place to visit. It has breathtaking coastal scenery, a rural atmosphere, and it is a great place for swimming, fishing and cycling!
Kanazawa (金沢) literally means "marsh of gold". The name comes from a legend of a peasant who was digging for potatoes but instead found gold flakes. The gold association with Kanazawa stuck and now the town prides itself in offering gold-related souvenirs and foods (you can even find gold flakes in your ramen). The most famous food is the gold leaf ice cream. Here is where you can have it if you visit the city of western Honshu in Ishikawa prefecture.
Kanazawa is a very popular tourist destination because of many amazing sightseeing spots which includes one of the most famous seafood market in the country: Kanazawa's Omicho Fish Market. If you are in Kanazawa, the place is absolutely a must-go for both its atmosphere and the fresh seafood you can have there.