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

Head of Prefectural Government

Mr. Hiroshi Hase, Governor
Assumed the governorship in March 2022 (First term)





4,186.20 km2 (2023) 
Ranked 35th in size out of 47 prefectures


1,132,526 (as of October, 2020)
Men: 549,771 Women: 582,755
Ranked 33th in population out of 47 prefectures

GDP in Ishikawa Prefecture

Nominal JPY 4.7794 trillion (FY 2019)

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 583.7 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

18,253,000 (2022)

Administrative divisions

Prefectural government, 11 cities, 8 towns

Official website

Source: Ishikawa Prefectural Statistics 2021, Official website of Ishikawa Prefecture, Official website of Geospatial Information Authority of Japan, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Statistics Japan [2020 Survey of Population Census] , Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism Statistics 2022

                                                                                                                  (As of March, 2024)