Mt.Hakusan viewed from Lake Kiba (Copyright)Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism League
Hokuriku Shinkansen that opened on March 2015 (Copyright)Ishikawa Prefecture
Shiroyone Senmaida, the symbol of “Noto's Satoyama and Satoumi” (Copyright)Ishikawa Prefecture
The historic Kaga hot spring village (Copyright)Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism League
Traditional Kaga cuisine made with a multitude of ingredients (Copyright)Kanazawa City
Ishikawa Prefecture is located around the centre of the Japanese archipelago and sticks out into the Sea of Japan. It is almost the same latitude as Tokyo.
Ishikawa Prefecture: Lat. 36° Tokyo: Lat. 35°
Ishikawa Prefecture and Tokyo are not far apart and have the same time zone. Ishikawa can be reached by air in 1 hour, and by bullet train in 2 hours 30 minutes. Athletes will be able to train in a climate similar to that of the actual Games which will provide an ideal situation to condition and monitor the health of the team to enhance their performance.
By Air Tokyo (Narita) – Ishikawa (Komatsu) 1hr 10min [1 round trip per day] Tokyo (Haneda) – Ishikawa (Komatsu) 1hr [12 round trips per day] Tokyo (Haneda) – Ishikawa (Noto Satoyama) 1hr [2 round trips per day]
Hokuriku Shinkansen Bullet Train (Opened March 2015) Tokyo – Ishikawa (Kanazawa) Fastest train: 2hr 28min [24 round trips per day]
(As of September 2015)
Ishikawa Prefecture is blessed with great nature and scenery. In particular the Noto region, Ishikawa's northern area that juts out into the Sea of Japan, has a great harmony between the people and agriculture, and “Noto's Satoyama and Satoumi” was registered by the FAO as Japan’s first Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System in June 2011. Ishikawa offers a distinctive range of cuisine that comes from the vast array of specialty food ingredients. Restaurant chefs can put together a menu at the request of your team.
Ishikawa Prefecture sends a warm welcome and will do what it takes to help prepare your athletes and teams to be in top shape. Instead of getting conditioned in a bustling metropolis, Ishikawa Prefecture offers a calm environment for training and lodging to bring out the best in any athlete.
We hope that you consider Ishikawa Prefecture to be your Pre-Games training camp.
Ishikawa Prefecture Multilingual Website http://www.pref.ishikawa.lg.jp/foreign/ Supported languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese