Attention JAPANiCAN.com customers visiting Okinawa this coming January (2013)!
You are cordially invited to attend a special show of traditional Okinawan folk dance and music called Mori no Nigiwai. This 90-minute show is usually JPY 1,500 per person, but JAPANiCAN.com customers with valid reservations for hotels or tours via our website can enjoy this exciting performance free of charge!
Have an open afternoon in Tokyo on September 8th? Ever wanted to see traditional Japanese mounted archery? Well, now's your chance...for free!
Ishikawa Prefecture lies on the west coast of Japan's main island, a part of Hokuriku in the larger Chubu, or "central", region. It is best-known perhaps for its capital city of Kanazawa, an old castle town rich in history and natural beauty and surprisingly compact in size (a good thing -- more on this later). Kanazawa offers a range of sightseeing destinations and cultural experiences -- not to mention the tasty food -- that will delight history buffs and artisans alike.
Ishikawa Prefecture is not just rich in history; it is also historically rich. The prosperous Kaga Domain -- led by the Maeda clan -- which occupied this area during the Edo period precipitated the development of an array of fine arts, crafts, and products. On a recent trip to Kanazawa, I experienced a few highlights including Kanazawa gold leaf, Kutaniyaki porcelain and Ohi-style pottery, and locally brewed sake.