Kanazawa, Ishikawa

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Kanazawa
金沢
Core city
金沢市 · Kanazawa
From top left: Gate of Kanazawa Castle, Kenroku-en, Ōmichō Market, Higashi Geisha District, Kanazawa seen from Mt. Kigo, Oyama Shrine
From top left: Gate of Kanazawa Castle, Kenroku-en, Ōmichō Market, Higashi Geisha District, Kanazawa seen from Mt. Kigo, Oyama Shrine
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Location of Kanazawa in Ishikawa
Location of Kanazawa in Ishikawa
Kanazawa is located in Japan
Kanazawa
 
Coordinates: 36°34′N 136°39′E / 36.567°N 136.65°E / 36.567; 136.65Coordinates: 36°34′N 136°39′E / 36.567°N 136.65°E / 36.567; 136.65
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Ishikawa
Government
 • Mayor Yukiyoshi Yamano (since December 2010)
Area
 • Total 467.77 km2 (180.61 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 462,478
 • Density 988.69/km2 (2,560.7/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Ume
Website www.city.kanazawa.ishikawa.jp/index e.html

Kanazawa (金沢市 Kanazawa-shi?) is a Japanese city in Ishikawa Prefecture on the island of Honshu.[1] It is the capital city of the prefecture.[2]

It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.[3]

History[change | change source]

During the Edo period, Kanazawa was the center of the Maeda clan.[1]

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.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

Kanazawa is on the western coast of Honshu.[1] It faces the Sea of Japan.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Kanazawa" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 467.
  2. Japan-guide.com, "Kanazawa"; retrieved 2012-11-26.
  3. 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.
  4. Nussbaum, "Kenroku-en" at p. 510; other famous gardens are Kairaku-en in Mito and Koraku-en in Okayama.

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