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Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, is situated in the heart of the Japanese archipelago. The area where the city was built is between two rivers, namely, the Sai and Asano. Besides that, Kanazawa is situated on the coast of the Sea of Japan. It is hard to put into words how picturesque local nature is. It is virtually impossible to find another city in the world where ancient so peacefully coexists with modern. Miraculous old temples with their centuries-old history border with modern universities, colleges, and academies. Thanks to such a large choice of educational facilities, Kanazawa is often recognized as the intellectual center of Japan. The history of this region started more than five centuries ago. At that time, there was a religious group called Ikko that practiced Buddhism. Buddhist monks from this group were the first people who built a temple on the site of modern Kanazawa. They called it Kanazawa Gobo. In the 80s of the 16th century, the new settlement got a ruler – Maeda Toshiie. Coming from the Maeda samurai clan, Maeda Toshiie was an educated ruler with excellent management and organizational skills. He made Kanazawa a well-developed city with the blooming economy that was not inferior to such large Japanese cities as Kyoto and Tokyo. Taking into consideration all regions in Japan, Kanazawa occupies the fourth place in the list of the most developed cities in the country. The region almost didn’t suffer any damage from airplane … Read further

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Kanazawa sightseeing

Without a doubt, Kanazawa Castle is the main attraction of this Japanese city. The city of Kanazawa grew around this castle. The Maeda family was the founder of the gorgeous building. Each new owner was adding additional details to the construction depending on own taste and preferences. This is how the castle was growing in size, getting new floors and supporting buildings. The Kanazawa Castle was reconstructed … Open

Japan - moving around the country

Japan has a very well developed transport infrastructure, including international air traffic. Today, there are about a hundred different airports in the country and one third of them are considered to be of international standards. Haneda Airport is one of the largest in Japan. It is located in the capital of the country and conducts both domestic and international flights. As of last year, the airport served more than 70 million passengers. Such statistics allows the airport of Haneda to be considered the busiest in all of Asia. There are three terminals at the airport, and special buses move between them. The airport’s infrastructure is very developed. In the spacious waiting rooms there is free Wi-Fi access, you can buy literature, have a snack, drink, visit the nursery room, stroll around the souvenir shops, buy goods in the duty-free shops, as well as stay in a hotel. … Open

Nature and parks of Japan

Shirakami-Sanchi is a mountain reserve in the province of Aomori. Due to the unsuitability for breeding mushrooms shiitake, many beeches spared by farmers were preserved in it. Together with beech trees, hornbeam, dimorfant and Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura) grow in the forest. In the reserve, there is a triple waterfall which has become a favorite tourist destination. A magnificent view of the surrounding area opens up from the highest peak of the reserve. Every year, musical festivals are organized at the foot of the mountain. Hakone National Park is located on the island of Honshu. It is famous for their geothermal spring which has made it the center of spa treatment. A combination of the picturesque nature of the region with the curative effects of the springs helps improve well-being and promote a healthy vacation. … Open

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