FIND YOUR ISHIKAWA
Ishikawa Cuisine: A Treasury of Regional Flavors
With rich pastures and abundant fishing grounds, Ishikawa is famous for its cuisine. Dine on fresh seafood, including snow crab and sea bream, or enjoy succulent wagyu beef. For a luxe touch, many dishes feature a dusting of Ishikawa's famed gold leaf. Visitors can enjoy treats from ice cream to sushi with a golden touch.
During the Edo period (1603–1867), present-day Ishikawa was part of the Kaga domain, the richest domain in all of Japan. The ruling Maeda family’s emphasis on hospitality, influenced by their devotion to the tea ceremony, led them to promote the area’s culinary culture. The Maedas also encouraged the work of master artisans, whose dedication and skill influenced the region’s chefs.