Best Tourist Spots In Ishikawa

Here're best Tourist Spots in Ishikawa. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Ishikawa.

Spots Famous For Art

Address:1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:10 min by bus from Kanazawa Station. By car, 20 min from Kanazawa Higashi IC, or 2.6 km from Kanazawa Station.

Tel:076-220-2800

Hours:9:00-22:00

Top Review:Like In The Water! A Wonderful 'Swimming Pool'

'Swimming Pool' is one of the most famous works of 21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art Kanazawa. On sunny days, the ripples reflect beautifully like this picture. When you take pictures, use continuous-shooting to make you look floating in the water.

Instagrammable Spots

Address:Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Kanazawa's Great Spot For Photos! Higashi Chayagai Looks Excellent With Kimono

Higashi Chayagai District is the largest one of the three Chayagai Districts in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. There're beautiful houses with traditional wooden fences and red walls. And they're very photogenic with Japanese Kimono! You can also enjoy lunch and cafe at Higashi Chayagai.◎I recommend to use rental kimono shop and walk in Higashi Chayagai in Kimono. I rented kimono at 'Kokoyui' this time.

Activities

Address:1-3-15 Nomachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-241-3905

Hours:9:00-16:30

Top Review:Kanazawa's Popular Spiritual Spot! Prayer Temple Where The Visitors Never Stopped

Korin-ji Temple is secretly becoming popular as a temple for success in one-wish. Any kinds of wish will be OK, but only one for one person. And the way of praying is also very unique. If you touch the White Fudo sitting in the garden, you can get a beautiful skin. So don't miss touching it!

Architectures

Address:1-1 Jichu-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:13 min by bus from Kanazawa Station. 10 min by car from Kanazawa Nishi IC.

Tel:076-266-2011

Hours:10:00-19:00 [Sat・Sun・Holidays]10:00-17:00

Closed:Wed

Top Review:A City Library With Beautiful Dotted Windows

It has won some prizes such as '25 most beautiful libraries in the world'. Inside the library with windows like dots on the white wall, the 2nd and 3rd floor are very open for the stairwells. There're three different sizes for the windows and the sun light comes from them beautifully to wrap the room gently.◎To take pictures of the inside, you need to fill in the application and meet some conditions. You can use for free because it's a city library. Open: weekdays 10:00-19:00, holidays 10:00-17:00. Regular holiday: Wednesdays

Restaurants

Respiracion

2 Review

Address:67 Bakuro-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:7 min by car, from Kanazawa Station

Tel:076-225-8681

Hours:12:00-15:00,18:00-24:00

Closed:Mon

Top Review:Spreading From Kanazawa To The World, A Modern Spanish Restaurant With Superb Paella

The chef trained at a starred restaurant in Barcelona, Spain, then, Respiracion creates the Spanish cuisine assimilating culture and history at a hometown Kanazawa. Its superb paella and arrangement associated with Kenroku-en Garden, will fascinate our tastes and eyes.

Hotels

Houshi

1 Review

Address:46 Wa Awazu-machi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:0761-65-1111

Top Review:Started In 718. Listed In Guinness As An Oldest. A Traditional Beauty Is Still Alive In This Hotel

A hot spring that has 1300 years history since it was tapped. There're many things to see such as a beautiful Japanese garden, loved by a famous Japanese gardener, and palace style building 'Enmei-kaku', that is constructed by only Japanese cypress without any nails and where Japanese Imperial Families have stayed.

Spots With Beautiful Flowers

Address:3 Togashi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, Japan

Access:10 min by car, from Nishi-Kanazawa Station

Tel:076-220-2356

Top Review:Crimson Vine, Uncle Walter

A popular arch in the rose garden here. The crimson Uncle Walter in full bloom and colorful roses behind it are in full bloom. I felt the scent of roses even when I was wearing a mask.

Beautiful Townscape

Address:Kazue-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Beautiful Harmony Of Proudly Blooming Cherries & Tasteful Traditional Townscape

One of the three chaya towns in Kanazawa, Kazue-machi chaya town has tasteful stone pavements and Sembon-koushi (wooden lattice windows). As soon as you enter the narrow alley, you can feel like a time travel to Edo Period. It becomes more tasteful in the season of cherry blossoms. You all shouldn't miss the scenery of both together in only spring.

Shrines And Temples

Address:122 Yu Nata-machi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:0761-65-2111

Hours:8:30-16:45

Top Review:Surprising Nature! Kigan Yusenkyou, The Site Of Ancient Submarine Eruptions

Started in 717, with a history of 1300 years, Nata-dera Temple has some nationally designated important cultural properties. And this wonderful view around 'Kigan Yusenkyou (strangely shaped rocks and a gorge a wizard living) was read in Matsuo Basho's haiku 'ishiyama no, ishi yori shiroshi, aki no kaze.' (Whiter than rocks of a rock mountain, an autumn wind)

Events And Festivals (Omatsuri)

Address:1 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:10 min by bus from Kanazawa Station. By car, 30 min from Kanazawa Nishi (West) IC, 30 min from Kanazawa Higashi (East) IC, or 20 min from Kanazawa Morimoto IC.

Tel:076-234-3800

Hours:7:00-18:00,8:00-17:00

Top Review:A Japanese garden Loved By A Lord Of A Great Dominion Kaga

Kenrokuen Garden is a symbolic spot of Kanazawa, which has easy access for the opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen Superexpress. For they often have light-up event in a year, I think it's good to visit during such events. I like especially autumn! I took the first pic in autumn, the second in winter. ◎The bus following a circular route from Kanazawa Station is useful!

Review Ranking

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Address:1 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:10 min by bus from Kanazawa Station. By car, 30 min from Kanazawa Nishi (West) IC, 30 min from Kanazawa Higashi (East) IC, or 20 min from Kanazawa Morimoto IC.

Tel:076-234-3800

Hours:7:00-18:00,8:00-17:00

Top Review:Kenroku-en Garden In Autumn And Winter

You can enjoy the cycle of the seasons at Kenroku-en much more than other Japanese Gardens! Spring cherry blossom, summer iris, autumn colored leaves and winter propped pine tree with snow, There're also illumination events in each season.◎Kenroku-en Garden is located in Kanazawa urban district, so you can visit here by bus. Parking lots are available for cars.

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Address:Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Kanazawa's Great Spot For Photos! Higashi Chayagai Looks Excellent With Kimono

Higashi Chayagai District is the largest one of the three Chayagai Districts in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. There're beautiful houses with traditional wooden fences and red walls. And they're very photogenic with Japanese Kimono! You can also enjoy lunch and cafe at Higashi Chayagai.◎I recommend to use rental kimono shop and walk in Higashi Chayagai in Kimono. I rented kimono at 'Kokoyui' this time.

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Address:1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:10 min by bus from Kanazawa Station. By car, 20 min from Kanazawa Higashi IC, or 2.6 km from Kanazawa Station.

Tel:076-220-2800

Hours:9:00-22:00

Top Review:Like In The Water! A Wonderful 'Swimming Pool'

'Swimming Pool' is one of the most famous works of 21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art Kanazawa. On sunny days, the ripples reflect beautifully like this picture. When you take pictures, use continuous-shooting to make you look floating in the water.

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Address:Kazue-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Beautiful Harmony Of Proudly Blooming Cherries & Tasteful Traditional Townscape

One of the three chaya towns in Kanazawa, Kazue-machi chaya town has tasteful stone pavements and Sembon-koushi (wooden lattice windows). As soon as you enter the narrow alley, you can feel like a time travel to Edo Period. It becomes more tasteful in the season of cherry blossoms. You all shouldn't miss the scenery of both together in only spring.

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Address:1-1 Jichu-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:13 min by bus from Kanazawa Station. 10 min by car from Kanazawa Nishi IC.

Tel:076-266-2011

Hours:10:00-19:00 [Sat・Sun・Holidays]10:00-17:00

Closed:Wed

Top Review:A City Library With Beautiful Dotted Windows

It has won some prizes such as '25 most beautiful libraries in the world'. Inside the library with windows like dots on the white wall, the 2nd and 3rd floor are very open for the stairwells. There're three different sizes for the windows and the sun light comes from them beautifully to wrap the room gently.◎To take pictures of the inside, you need to fill in the application and meet some conditions. You can use for free because it's a city library. Open: weekdays 10:00-19:00, holidays 10:00-17:00. Regular holiday: Wednesdays

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Address:Chirihama-machi , Hakui-shi, Ishikawa

Access:5 min by car or taxi from Houdatsu Station.

Top Review:The Only Beach We Can Drive A Car

Chirihama Beach as long as 8 km between Chirihama IC and Imahama IC of 'Noto Satoyama Kaido Sea Road' in Ishikawa. Its the only road in Japan, where we can drive a car on the sandy beach. I like the time during the sun setting to the Sea of Japan.

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Address:122 Yu Nata-machi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:0761-65-2111

Hours:8:30-16:45

Top Review:Surprising Nature! Kigan Yusenkyou, The Site Of Ancient Submarine Eruptions

Started in 717, with a history of 1300 years, Nata-dera Temple has some nationally designated important cultural properties. And this wonderful view around 'Kigan Yusenkyou (strangely shaped rocks and a gorge a wizard living) was read in Matsuo Basho's haiku 'ishiyama no, ishi yori shiroshi, aki no kaze.' (Whiter than rocks of a rock mountain, an autumn wind)

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Oyama Shrine

3 Review

Address:11-1 Oyama-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-231-7210

Top Review:Japan's Important Cultural Asset! A Shin-mon Gate With The Original Design Of Japanese, Western & Chinese Style Mixed

Toshiie Maeda is the deity of this Oyama Shrine. Shin-mon gate is famous for its novel design with a colorful stained glass. At one time, the god's light had reached far away to the Japan Sea. And, on the top, there's the oldest lightning rod in Japan.

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Address:1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Fascinating Harmony Between Picturesque Kanazawa Castle & Cherry Blossom

Kanazawa Castle Park adjoining Kenroku-en Garden, a well-known place for cherry blossom. On Ohori-dori Street (between Kenroku-en and Castle Park) and Hasuikemon-dori (a street from Konya-zaka to Mayumi-zaka guchi), the scene of 360 cherry blossom trees, Someiyoshino, are the highlights.

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Address:105-1 Sannomiya-machi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-272-0680

Top Review:Good Effect On Marriage! Shirayamahime Shrine For The Strongest God Of Love

The deity 'Kukuri-hime' mediated between the gods 'Izanagi' and 'Izanami' who was a married couple and had found Japan. And more, 'Kukuri' is similar to 'kukuru (form a connection)', Kukuri-hime has been adored as a god for harmony and marriage since ancient times.

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Shima

1 Review

Address:1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-252-5675

Hours:9:00-18:00

Top Review:A Fascinating Hanamachi Atmosphere Remains Here. An Important Cultural Asset 'Ocha-ya' With A Long History.

There's a lingering scent of old times here and there in this representative structure of 'ocha-ya', and you can feel like a time traveling to Edo period. Such an elaborately, gorgeously and dignifiedly made house in Higashi Chaya Machi had been once set as high valuation as Kyoto Gion. Feel the fascinating atmosphere.

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Address:35-1 Araya-machi Yuwaku, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-235-1267

Hours:9:00-17:30

Closed:Tue

Top Review:Time Travel To Edo Period! Outdoor Museum Fill Of Old Time Mood Of Kanazawa Castle Town

In the large sight, you can see nine buildings such as samurai residences, old stores and farm houses including the important cultural assets that were used in the domain of Kaga in Edo period. This is a valuable cultural facility shows a part of the culture of forceful domain of Kaga and life of ordinary people.

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Address:Nomachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Small, But You Must Not Miss! A Fashionable And Calm Chaya-gai District

Nishi chaya-gai is one of the three chaya-gai districts in Kanazawa. It's smaller than others, there are the biggest number of geiko (young geisha) in fact. Some fashionable shops that you can meet only here. You may want to overreach yourself and walk in the district.

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Address:1-3-32 Naga-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-221-3553

Hours:8:30-17:30

Top Review:Fascinated With A Beautiful Japanese Garden. Two Michelin-starred High Class Samurai House

Fusuma doors with landscape paintings of the Kano school, shoji (papered) doors with glasses, and ceiling all made of Japanese cypress, the formal house has these wonderful workmanship. And, a garden won the third place of the best Japanese garden chosen by the garden specialized journal in America is worth seeing.

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Ono-machi

1 Review

Address:Ono-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Soy Sauce Town' You Can Enjoy Taste, Fragrance And Looking Around

Ono town is a soy sauce-producing center since Edo era (around 1600-1800) where tasteful houses stand in a line. Ono soy sauce is characterized by its taste of sweetness and good flavor. You can enjoy visiting factories, soy sauce sweets and shopping omiyage in this town like a theme park of soy sauce.

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Address:3-4-20 Honda-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-221-8011

Hours:9:30-17:00

Closed:Mon

Top Review:Peaceful & Quiet Room For Zen

A worldwide Buddhism philosopher Daisetsu Suzuki who made zen culture popular in the world. Yoshio Taniguchi embodied his ideas, and the unique design is worth visiting for anyone not only the architecture fans.

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Address:1-3-15 Nomachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-241-3905

Hours:9:00-16:30

Top Review:Kanazawa's Popular Spiritual Spot! Prayer Temple Where The Visitors Never Stopped

Korin-ji Temple is secretly becoming popular as a temple for success in one-wish. Any kinds of wish will be OK, but only one for one person. And the way of praying is also very unique. If you touch the White Fudo sitting in the garden, you can get a beautiful skin. So don't miss touching it!

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Address:1-3 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:The Strongest Spiritual Power Spot In Kanazawa! A Mysterious Spring That The Name 'Kanazawa' Is derived From

In old time, a man Togoro washed yam here, then he found gold dusts. From such a story, 'a swamp (沢) to wash gold (金)' became 'Kanazawa (金沢). It doesn't run dry under a blazing sun in midsummer and overflow after a long rain. It's a mysterious spring always filled with clear water.

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Address:18-5 Yamashiro Onsen, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:0761-77-7111

Hours:9:00-17:00

Closed:Wed

Top Review:An Extraordinary Artist & Foodie Kitaoji Rosanjin Loved The Cottage All His Life

Although he had stayed here only for a short term, he was concerned here ' Iroha Soan' till his last years. In the building, his work-room and a study are left as they are, and his rare art works are exhibited. You can totally enjoy a world of Rosanjin.

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Address:3 Togashi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, Japan

Access:10 min by car, from Nishi-Kanazawa Station

Tel:076-220-2356

Top Review:Crimson Vine, Uncle Walter

A popular arch in the rose garden here. The crimson Uncle Walter in full bloom and colorful roses behind it are in full bloom. I felt the scent of roses even when I was wearing a mask.

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Address:4-2-29 Ohno-cho, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-266-1311

Hours:9:00-17:00

Closed:Wed

Top Review:A Model Of An Electric Generator & Tin Toys. Interesting Karakuri Memorial Museum You May Forget The Time

Benkichi Ohno's memorial museum has lots of his inventions. Everyone must be absorbed in 3-D puzzle and forget the time passing! Why don't you try?

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HIMITO

1 Review

Address:54, Nakakawayokemachi, Kanazawa, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa, Hokuriku, Japan

Access:10 min by car or taxi, from Kanazawa Station

Tel:076-224-3730

Hours:12:00-

Top Review:Art Gallery

Peel art gallery with fluff art and vegetable and fruit skins. Cute and eco-friendly art. It was a photogenic space.

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Address:Kinoshinbo-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Kanazawa's Symbol! A Great Tuzumi-mon Gate Born From A Traditional Performing Arts Of Japan

A beautiful architecture in front of Kanazawa station, it's called Tuzumi-mon borrowing its motif from tuzumi, a kind of drums used in a traditional performing arts 'Nogaku'. With a Motemashi Dome in it, they emanate great presences.

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Address:1-1 Jike-machi, Hakui-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:0767-22-0602

Top Review:Strong Supporter For Ladies In Love! Keta-taisha Shrine Is The Most Powerful Spot For Good Matrimony In Noto Peninsula

The shrine has a matrimony prayer spot named 'Kirei Musubi Dokoro' that is the only one in Japan. And it has many events for good fortunes in marriage throughout a year. Specially, 'Tsuitachi Musubi' held on the first day of every month is very crowded with people from all over Japan.

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Address:Shimotani-machi Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Matsuo Basho Admired! A Place Of Scenic Beauty Known As The Best Autumn Foliage In Hokuriku

Many fantastic rocks shaped by erosion of sandstone are seen in Kakusen-kei Valley. For each of the three bridges named Korogi, Ayatori and Kurotani, has the different designs and materials, it'll be good for you to enjoy the various sceneries.

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Address:40 Ikkanyama Futatsu'nashi-machi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:0761-43-4343

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:Car Museum With 500 Famous Cars

A car museum filled up to the 3rd floor, such as old famous cars and Rolls-Royce that Princess Diana got in. If you aren't a big fan of cars, you can enjoy here at cafe and photo space.◎Access: 7min by car from JR Awazu. Travel to Kanazawa, Kaga Onsen and Noto from Kansai Region, use JR Gururin Pass.

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Address:1-3-39 Honmachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-221-7799

Hours:10:00-18:00

Top Review:Find Your Favorite Kimono! Walking In Kanazawa With Casual Kimono

At Rental Kimono Shop KOKOYUI, you can choose casual kimono from 150 kinds, and what's more, you can coordinate also Obi, Han-eri (collar), Obi-dome (accessary for Obi) and even Haori (jacket for kimono). I like the decorative tied Obi, so they can dress us very beautifully and carefully.◎The shop is located between Kanazawa Station and Omi-cho Market, and 7min walk from both of them. They prepare all things needed for kimono, so you can visit with empty-handed. You can take a reservation in HP.

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Area

Komatsu-shi

Address:122 Yu Nata-machi, Komatsu-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:0761-65-2111

Hours:8:30-16:45

Top Review:Surprising Nature! Kigan Yusenkyou, The Site Of Ancient Submarine Eruptions

Started in 717, with a history of 1300 years, Nata-dera Temple has some nationally designated important cultural properties. And this wonderful view around 'Kigan Yusenkyou (strangely shaped rocks and a gorge a wizard living) was read in Matsuo Basho's haiku 'ishiyama no, ishi yori shiroshi, aki no kaze.' (Whiter than rocks of a rock mountain, an autumn wind)

Kanazawa-shi

Address:1 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa

Access:10 min by bus from Kanazawa Station. By car, 30 min from Kanazawa Nishi (West) IC, 30 min from Kanazawa Higashi (East) IC, or 20 min from Kanazawa Morimoto IC.

Tel:076-234-3800

Hours:7:00-18:00,8:00-17:00

Top Review:Kenroku-en Garden In Autumn And Winter

You can enjoy the cycle of the seasons at Kenroku-en much more than other Japanese Gardens! Spring cherry blossom, summer iris, autumn colored leaves and winter propped pine tree with snow, There're also illumination events in each season.◎Kenroku-en Garden is located in Kanazawa urban district, so you can visit here by bus. Parking lots are available for cars.

Kaga-shi

Address:Shimotani-machi Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa

Top Review:Matsuo Basho Admired! A Place Of Scenic Beauty Known As The Best Autumn Foliage In Hokuriku

Many fantastic rocks shaped by erosion of sandstone are seen in Kakusen-kei Valley. For each of the three bridges named Korogi, Ayatori and Kurotani, has the different designs and materials, it'll be good for you to enjoy the various sceneries.

Hakui-shi

Address:Chirihama-machi , Hakui-shi, Ishikawa

Access:5 min by car or taxi from Houdatsu Station.

Top Review:The Only Beach We Can Drive A Car

Chirihama Beach as long as 8 km between Chirihama IC and Imahama IC of 'Noto Satoyama Kaido Sea Road' in Ishikawa. Its the only road in Japan, where we can drive a car on the sandy beach. I like the time during the sun setting to the Sea of Japan.

Hakusan-shi

Address:105-1 Sannomiya-machi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa

Tel:076-272-0680

Top Review:Good Effect On Marriage! Shirayamahime Shrine For The Strongest God Of Love

The deity 'Kukuri-hime' mediated between the gods 'Izanagi' and 'Izanami' who was a married couple and had found Japan. And more, 'Kukuri' is similar to 'kukuru (form a connection)', Kukuri-hime has been adored as a god for harmony and marriage since ancient times.

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