Komatsu is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Komatsu is famous for its history where the area around Komatsu was part under the ancient Kaga Province. The area became part Kaga Domain under the Edo period Tokugawa shogunate. Komatsu housed the retirement castle of Maeda Toshitsune. While nearly all the castle was demolished, its garden remains as Rojou Park. In the spring, this is one of the prefecture's best spots for cherry blossom viewing. Following the Meiji restoration, the area was organized into Nomi District, Ishikawa. The town of Komatsu was established with the creation of the modern municipalities system on April 1, 1889. Komatsu merged with surrounding municipalities to become a city on December 1, 1940.
Komatsu Airport or usually known as Komatsu Airbase is the main airport in Hokuriku Region and an international airport located 4.2 kilometers west southwest of Komatsu Station in the city of Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The Komatsu Airport is the largest airport in the Hokuriku Region and serves the southern portion of Ishikawa Prefecture including the capital of Kanazawa as well as Fukui and the northern portion of Fukui Prefecture. Komatsu Airport has two terminals where one is known as the main airport for serving domestic and international flights, and another is known as the international cargo terminal known as Hokuriku International Air Cargo Terminal. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in Komatsu Airport for the visitors.
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The off-peak season is around December to April and July to August because of heavy rains and snows. Peak season in Komatsu is March, followed by May and October. If you plan your trip well, you can save your money because the price for hotels and flights during the peak season will cost you a lot of money. The best time to visit Komatsu is around September to November because Komatsu will have settled weather as the entire country will go through a dry season, resulting in clear skies and windy.
Komatsu has a humid continental climate (Köppen Cfa) characterized by mild summers and cold winters with heavy snowfall. The average annual temperature in Komatsu is 14.3 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2521 mm with September as the wettest month. The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 26.8 °C, and lowest in January, at approximately 2.9 °C.
1. Komatsu Castle – Komatsu castle was a lowlands flatlands castle (hirajiro) in Kaga province. It was built in 1576 by Wakabayashi Nagato, the site has already come to be known as Komatsu after the Kaga Ikki leader Komatsu Michihide. Mainly built on a swamp, roughly 30% of the land area of the castle grounds was comprised of moats or ditches.
2. Hōshi Ryokan – Hōshi is a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu, in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 718, it was once thought to be the oldest operating hotel in the world until the realization that another Japanese hotel, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, in Yamanashi, Japan, had a claim to this title; it was founded in 705. The ryokan, which is about 1300 years old, has been owned and managed by the Hoshi family for forty-six generations.
3. Yunokuni no Mori – It is a crafts village in Komatsu, a city located in the southern portion of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan. It is located near Awazu Onsen amid over one hundred acres of natural forest and contains a cluster of traditional Japanese houses, each containing a working display of traditional handicrafts native to the Hokuriku region of Japan.