Cruises from Kanazawa
Kanazawa, situated on the Sea of Japan between the Sai and Asano Rivers, was founded as a castle town in 1583, but today is a typical peaceful Japanese city of traditional crafts. It is the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture. Kanazawa sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by the Japanese Alps, Hakusan National Park and Noto Peninsula National Park. Kanazawa is best known for its Gold Leaf, gold beaten into paper-thin sheets that, among more common uses, covers pavilions and is included in some foods.
It is also renowned for its Kaga-yuzen dyed silk kimonos, Kutani ceramics and Kanazawa lacquer ware.