Set in Ishikawa prefecture, a 2.5 hour bullet train ride from Tokyo, 65 minutes from Nagano or a short flight from Sapporo, Kanazawa is Ishikawa’s main city, a prefecture of seaside fishing villages in the shadows of its nearly inaccessible mountain temples. Living free from the bustle and modernity of the big cities, with a population still very much attached to its land, sea and ways of life. Here is a chance to discover real Japan, in Ishikawa’s many hidden treasures.