|金沢市 · Kanazawa|
|Coordinates: 36°34′N 136°39′E / 36.567°N 136.650°ECoordinates: 36°34′N 136°39′E / 36.567°N 136.650°E|
|• Mayor||Yukiyoshi Yamano (since December 2010)|
|• Total||467.77 km2 (180.61 sq mi)|
|• Density||988.69/km2 (2,560.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
Kanazawa (金沢市, Kanazawa-shi) is a Japanese city in Ishikawa Prefecture on the island of Honshu. It is the capital city of the prefecture.
It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.
History[change | change source]
During the Edo period, Kanazawa was the center of the Maeda clan.
Kanazawa has a big Japanese garden called Kenroku-en. Kenroku-en was made as a garden of the Kanazawa castle at the Edo period. It is regarded as one of the most famous gardens in Japan.
Geography[change | change source]
Kanazawa is on the western coast of Honshu. It faces the Sea of Japan.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kanazawa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 467.
- ↑ Japan-guide.com, "Kanazawa". Retrieved 2012-11-26.
- ↑ Jacobs, A.J. "Japan's Evolving Nested Municipal Hierarchy: The Race for Local Power in the 2000s," Urban Studies Research, Vol. 2011 (2011), p. 8 [PDF 8 of 14]; Experience Kanazawa, "Kanazawa: The Hub City of Ishikawa". Retrieved 2012-12-5.
- ↑ Nussbaum, "Kenroku-en" at p. 510; other famous gardens are Kairaku-en in Mito and Koraku-en in Okayama.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Kanazawa, Ishikawa at Wikimedia Commons