Kanazawa is one of the best preserved cultural cities in Ishikawa, Japan. The city has two faces: one ancient, one modern. The population of the city is about 400,000. Kanazawa is 4 hours from Tokyo and 3 hours from Osaka by express train.
Classes are conducted at Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange (IFIE) in Rifare, which is adjacent to the Kanazawa JR train station. Computers and wireless Internet are available in the building.