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Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Ishikawa Prefecture

Head of Prefectural Government

Masanori Tanimoto, Governor
Assumed the governorship in March 2018 (seven term)





4,186.21km2 (2020)
Ranked 35th in size out of 47 prefectures


1,154,008 (as of October, 2015)
Men: 558,589 Women: 595,419
Ranked 34th in population out of 47 prefectures

GDP in Ishikawa Prefecture

Nominal JPY 6,760billion (FY 2017)

Prefectural Capital

Kanazawa City

Geographic features

Ishikawa Prefecture is located in the center of the Hokuriku Region. The fertile Kaga Plains stretch out in the south of the prefecture, nurtured by the Tedori River which flows down from Hakusan National Park. In the north, the Noto Peninsula juts out into the Sea of Japan.
The prefecture stretches long and thin from southwest to northeast, with an east-west width of 100.9 km, a north-south length of 198.4 km, and a coastline of about 580 km.

Main Industries

Construction and textiles machinery, information-communication technology and electronics, food manufacturing, traditional arts and crafts industries, etc.

Prefectural symbols

Prefectural Tree: Ate Tree
Prefectural Flower: Black Lily
Prefectural Bird: Golden Eagle

Number of Visitors/Tourists

24,899,000 (2019)

Administrative divisions

Prefectural government, 11 cities, 8 towns

Official website

Source: Ishikawa 100 Index, Ishikawa Prefectural Statistics 2019, Official website of Ishikawa Prefecture, Official website of Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Statistics Japan [2015 Survey of Population Census]

(As of July, 2020)