Around 45,000 people call Nanao in Ishikawa home.
Nanao is located approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of Nagano and 180 miles (290 kilometers) northwest of the national capital Tokyo.
In Nanao there are a handful of remarkable museums, including the Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum, where art and history lovers can browse local collections. Wander the halls or see if a tour guide is available and try the interactive exhibits.
The natural preserves around Nanao allow visitors to see the birds, trees and plants which inhabit the region. To explore one of the most visited local conservation parks, visit Noto Orchid Land.
When the sun is out, explore Komaruyama Park, a place where you can spend time outdoors. Visitors of all ages love to hang out here because of its well-designed gardens.