About Komatsu City
Komatsu City sits upon the southwestern plains of Ishikawa prefecture. The Sea of Japan runs along the northwestern coast, and the sacred Mt. Hakusan, stands to the east. These natural resources contribute to the rich nature and have influenced the local history and culture. Under the edict of Lord Maeda Toshitsune, many workers were brought to the city in order to spur economic development. The plan was successful, and Komatsu City still continues to inherit the spirit of manufacturing and creativity today.
This outlook has made quite the impact on the city, with many high-tech companies flourishing with the city, not to mention the various traditional craftsmanship. However, this is no mere technologically-oriented city. Komatsu also has strong ties to the theatrical art of kabuki. One of the great 18 kabuki plays, Kanjincho (The Subscription List), was set right in this very city, at the Ataka-no-Seki Barrier. In addition, the magnificent Hikiyama Kodomo Kabuki still continues to enthrall spectators at the Otabi Festival.
Free Public Wi-fi
There are wireless internet hotspots located in various public areas and major tourist attractions around the city. Shopping centers and individual stores may also offer their own internet hotspots.For a list of Wi-Fi hotspots and the connection procedures,hop over to the link below! (Note that you will need an internet connection to register, so please set it up in advance!)
Climate and Clothing
The weather in Komatsu can be somewhat unpredictable. Rainy weather is a constant here. There is a saying here in Ishikawa, 弁当忘れても傘を忘れるな, which translates as “you may forget to bring your bento, but never leave without an umbrella”. If you plan to do a lot of walking or cycling in the city, a raincoat would be highly recommended.