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Komatsu

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Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Komatsu is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture in the Hokuriku region of Japan.As of 2008, the city has an estimated population of 109,285 with a population density of 294 persons per km². The total area is 371.13 km².The modern city was founded on December 1, 1940, during World War II, although its history extends to feudal times. It is the third-largest city in the population in Ishikawa prefecture after Hakusan City was formed and came to the second in 2005.Komatsu Airport is the main airport of Ishikawa. It is located about an hour driving distance southwest from Kanazawa (the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture). It is served by JR West Hokuriku Main Line, Hokuriku Expressway and National Highways Routes 8, 305, 360 and 416. In 2023, this city will served by Hokuriku Shinkansen.Komatsu Limited, the construction and mining equipment company, was founded in the city in 1921.Interesting places in Komatsu are the Nata-Dera Buddhist temple complex, the Yunokuni-no-mori traditional handicrafts village, Hoshi Ryokan (the world's second oldest hotel), and the Motorcar Museum of Japan which is the largest museum dedicated to motor vehicles in Japan with a 12,000 square metre display area. Nearby is the well-known Kaga hot-springs district.
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Religious Site
Natadera Temple
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Motorcar Museum of Japan
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Ishikawa Aviation Plaza
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Brewery
Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Komatsu

Valley
Aratama Valley
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Educational Site
Komatsunomori
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Landmark
Yunokuni no Mori
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Park
Kibagata Park
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Komatsu

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Reef
Tojimbo Cliff Sakai
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple Eiheiji-cho
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum Katsuyama
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Komatsu

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Specialty Museum
Koda Mountain Mounds Historic Site Museum
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Art Museum
Yasoyama Masako, Kazuyo Art Museum
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Komatsu Hikiyama Gallery Miyossa
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Komatsu City Miyamoto Saburo Art Museum
3.6
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Komatsu

Religious Site
Nichiyo Shrine
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Atakasumiyoshi Shrine
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Komatsu Temmangu
3.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Site
Atakanoseki
2.0
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Komatsu

Civic Center
Ishikawa Children Community Center Komatsu-kan
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Shopping Mall
AEON MALL Shinkomatsu
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Komatsu Fureai Shop Bussanya
1.9
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sky Station Komatsu
1.7
Duration: 30 minutes

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