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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
 
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Ishikawa
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. It is the capital city of the prefecture.

It has been recognized as a core city since 1996.

History

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

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

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