Kanazawa (金沢) is a capital of Ishikawa prefecture. It was also the capital of Kanawaza during Edo period. Therefore, it has the castle and its castle town. The layout of the castle town was not destroyed by modernization. The street, canal and houses of Samurai residence are remains exactly the same as it used to be. Kanazawa Castle, which is the main feature of Kanazawa besides Kenrokuen Garden, was restored in 2001. Kanazawa is one of the most popular travel spot in Hokuriku region because of those rich history.