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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterJapan’s Ishikawa Prefecture showcased its culture and cuisine to travel agents and trade partners at an event held in Sydney earlier this week.Located on a peninsula by the Sea of Japan on the western coast of Honshu, Ishikawa is home to the famous Samurai town of Kanazawa. The city is easily accessed from Tokyo and Osaka and with the upcoming Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, tourism to Japan is projected to reach record highs in the months leading up to these events.Kanazawa is readily accessible from Tokyo, with 10 daily 1-hour flights operating from/to Komatsu Airport and a daily 1.15-hour flight from Narita. The Hokuriku Shinkansen (Bullet Train) also operates between Tokyo and Kanazawa, with a journey time of 2 hours and 28 minutes. A number of international cruise lines are also now including stops at Kanazawa Port, which is just 20-minutes from Central Kanazawa. MSC Splendida, Diamond Princess and Caledonian Sky have visited the port in 2018.Ishikawa is regarded as one of Japan’s great hubs for traditional arts and culture, and it is also the birthplace of the finest food culture in Japan, with attendees at Monday night’s event at The Grace Hotel introduced to some of the culinary delights on offer.Ishikawa Prefecture’s “Kaga” cuisine is regarded as some of the most prestigious in Japan, drawing on products from internationally renowned sake brewers, seafood caught fresh from the Sea of Japan and produce grown on fertile Ishikawa land. The natural flavours of the high-quality ingredients are preserved through the artisanal craftsmanship of Ishikawa’s culinary masters, not unlike the detailed artistry of Ishikawa’s traditional ceramics and lacquerware, producing cuisine that is not only appetising but also visually wondrous—a treat for all the senses.The authentic “Kaga” Kaiseki banquet with Geisha entertainment featured creations by the head chef of one of Ishikawa’s most accomplished ryokans. The extensive menu includes dishes such as simmered abalone, miso-marinated beef, steamed crab dumplings in a soup, duck and Sudare-fu and Ishikawa-style steamed sea bream.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img

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