WPI Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University

Living in Kanazawa

Kanazawa City

Kanazawa University is located in Kanazawa, a city with a stimulating environment that has both traditional style and a modern sense of energy. With its history as one of Japan’s leading towns built around a castle, Kanazawa has cultivated an atmosphere that cares deeply about culture. The rich expression and striking character of the city continue to thrill not only visitors from Japan but those from abroad as well.

Kanazawa city has a population of over 450,000. It is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture and is also one of the nation’s key cities along the Sea of Japan in the realms of administration, economy, education, and culture, among others. Kanazawa’s wealth of nature is beautifully expressed in each of the clearly distinct four seasons, highlighting the many faces of this castle town.