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Japan is an island country in East Asia. It is located in the Pacific Ocean it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo. It has the world's 10th largest population. It is world's largest international creditor and is the sixth largest exporter and importer and is a member of the United Nations. And it is a leading nation in the fields of scientific research, technology, machinery, and medical research with the world's third largest budget for research and development.
Kanazawa is the capital city of Ishikawa region in Japan. Kanazawa sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by the Japan Alps, Hakusan National Park and Noto Peninsula National Park. The city sits between the Sai and Asano rivers. In 2003, the population of the city was 456,627 and an area of 467.77 square kilometers.
The name Kanazawa, which literally means marsh of gold, is said to derive from the legend of the peasant Imohori Togoro. Gold leaf plays a prominent part in the city's cultural crafts, to the extent that there is a gold leaf museum. The city is famous for tea with gold flakes, which is considered by the Japanese people to be good for health and vitality. Kenrokuen Garden is by far the most famous part of Kanazawa.

Kanazawa is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Japan worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Japan.

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