Travel Trade & Media
For First-Time Visitors
Travel Tips

PLAN YOUR TRIP

Travel Tips

Money

Credit cards are accepted at many chains and larger stores, but many businesses still only accept cash. Some banks offer currency exchange services. Foreign cards can be used to withdraw cash at Japan Post Bank (found in post offices) and 7-Eleven ATMs.

Money

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi can be found at many locations around Ishikawa, including sightseeing spots, shopping centers, and train stations. The main providers are Japan Free Wi-Fi, Freespot, and Town Wi-Fi. Town Wi-Fi has an app that automatically connects users to available public Wi-Fi.

Free Wi-Fi

Tax Free

Japan’s tax-free shopping is easy to use. There are many tax-free shops around Ishikawa. Simply show your passport for purchases over 5,000 yen to pay the tax-exempt price at participating stores.

Tax Free

Luggage Storage

Coin lockers are available at major stations and bus terminals. Prices are 300–700 yen per day depending on size. Luggage storage services are available at Kanazawa Station and the Kuroneko Hotto Station in the Katamachi district for 500 yen per day.

Luggage Storage

Luggage Delivery

The luggage courier service in Kanazawa Station can deliver your bags anywhere in Ishikawa on the same day. The service costs 700–1,200 yen depending on size and time. Use the Airport Ta-Q-Bin service to deliver your luggage straight to the airport, or EMS through the post office to send parcels overseas.

Luggage Delivery

Tourist Information Centers

Get up-to-date information, multilingual brochures, and personalized help at the information centers listed below.

Tourist Information Centers

Tourist Information Centers

AreaNameAddressWi-Fi
KanazawaKanazawa Station Tourist Information CenterRu-8 Onukamachi, Kanazawa
[MAP]
Yes
KanazawaKuroneko Information Center1-3-13 Katamachi, Kanazawa
[MAP]
Yes
Noto PeninsulaWajima Tourist Infomation Center20-1-131 Kawaimachi, Wajima
[MAP]
Yes
Noto PeninsulaNoto Satoyama Airport Michi-no-Eki (Roadside Station)10-11-1 Sue, Miimachi, Wajima
[MAP]
Noto PeninsulaWakura Onsen Tourist Information CenterTa-55 Ishizakimachi, Nanao
[MAP]
Yes
Noto PeninsulaNanao Station Tourism Information Center28 Misogi-cho, Nanao
[MAP]
Yes
Kaga & HakusanKaga City Tourism Information CenterJR Kagaonsen Station, Wo-6-2 Sakumimachi, Kaga
[MAP]
Yes
Kaga & HakusanKomatsu Fureai Shop Bussanya710 Doiharamachi, Komatsu
[MAP]
Yes
Kaga & HakusanKomatsu Airport Information DeskYo-50 Ukiyanagi-cho, Komatsu
[MAP]
Yes
Kaga & HakusanHakusan City Tourism Federation4-Nu-85, Tsurugihonmachi, Hakusan
[MAP]
Yes

Safety & Disaster Information

Ishikawa is quite safe, but travelers should be alert and aware of their surroundings nevertheless. Review safety tips from the Japan Tourism Agency and download their multilingual app. The Ishikawa police have a foreign language help line (076-225-0555) for assistance in case of lost property, theft, or accidents. It is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on weekdays. Search for hospitals with multilingual staff here.

PAGE TOP