HAKUSAN TEDORIGAWA GEOPARKHAKUSAN TEDORIGAWA GEOPARK

TOURISM MODEL COURSE

Drive Through the Hakusan Landscapes and Watch the Sun Set Over the Ocean on this One Day Trip.

If you want to feel the power of nature, this is the trip for you. From the beginning of the Tedori River to the estuary where it joins the sea, take your time seeing the best this Geopark has to offer. Then, after a long day, take a dip in a natural hot spring.
Required Time: Approx. 8 Hours
Mode of Transport: Car

Hyakumangan no Iwa Rock

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A huge boulder sitting in the middle of the Tedori River, the Hyakumangan no Iwa is a designated natural monument of Ishikawa, thought to have been washed down from the mountains in the great flood of 1934. With a height of 16m this overwhelming rock is estimated to weigh approximately 4,800 tons.
Address
Shiramine, Hakusan (Along National Route 33)

15 Mins by Car

Shiramine Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

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The town of Shiramine located deep in the mountains of Hakusan City, is perched high on the banks of the Tedori River, near the foot of the sacred Mt. Hakusan. The traditional architectural style expresses the heavy snowfall received in the area, and the silk industry that prospered throughout the Edo Period. This small but dense town has a unique atmosphere rarely seen in mountainous villages. During the winter, a famous snowman festival is held throughout the town.
Address
Shiramine, Hakusan

10 Mins by Car

Kuwajima Fossil Bluff

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In the late 1800s the first internationally published Japanese palaeontological paper was written, based on the plant fossils found here. This site is rich with plant and dinosaur fossils fom the early Mesozoic Era (250ma), including carnivorous dinosaur fossils discovered in 1986. It is often called the birthplace of geology in Japan, and is designated a national natural monument.
Address
Kuwajima, Hakusan (Opposite Hakusan Dinosaur Park Shiramine)

Tel: 076-259-2724 (Hakusan Dinosaur Park Shiramine)

20 Mins by Car

Tedorigawa Dam

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Located in the upper Tedori River, near the Kuwajima Fossil Bluff, this dam was built to protect downstream areas from flooding. The rockfill dam was built in 1980, by stacking large blocks of conglomerates from the Gomijima Formation which can be found nearby. Its size makes for an awe-inspiring experience.
Address
Onabara, Hakusan, Ishikawa

15 Mins by Car

Watagatake Waterfall

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Located where you least expect it, the Watagataki Waterfall is a majestic fall of about 32m, located deep in the Tedori Gorge. A lookout platform is located downstream with a clear view of the waterfall. But to feel the spray of water first-hand, climb down the staircase that goes into the gorge.
Address
Shimoyoshitanimachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

40 Mins by Car

Megumi Hakusan Roadside Station

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The Megumi Hakusan Roadside Station, which opened in April 2018, offers tourist and navigation information, and is packed full of Hakusan's charms with local souvenirs, a restaurant and several displays.
Address
2183 Miyamarumachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

Tel: 076-276-8931

Opening Hours
9am to 7pm* (to 6pm from November to March)
Closed Tuesdays from January to March, and during New Years
*Carpark and toilets are open 24/7

15 Mins by Car

Mikawa Springs (Odaiba no Mizu Spring)

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The Mikawa Springs are scattered across the estuary of the Tedori River, releasing roughly 57.6 tons of water per day, and have become an important aspect of the lives of the local people. They are located in the lower parts of the Tedorigawa Alluvial Fan and are designated as one of the 100 best waters of the Heisei Era (1989 to 2019) in Japan. Apart from the Odaiba no Mizu Spring, there are also several other springs including Ohama no Mizu Spring, and Yasumaru Meisui Spring.
Address
O-184 Mikawaeitaimachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

Open 24/7 (excluding maintenance)

15 Mins by Car

Matto Seaside Park

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Created by the discharge of sand from the Tedori River, the Matto Seaside Park is a beach with several dunes which makes for a great place to view the sunset. An ancient 8000 year old forest also lies 2 to 3km offshore, 20 to 30m below the surface.
Address
Sogomachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

1 Min by Car (5 Min Walk)

Mattokaihin Hot Spring

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Facing the Sea of Japan, this glass-encased hot spring provides a great view of the ocean, and is open from early in the morning to late at night. The outdoor bath also offers a unique experience with the salty ocean air and warm spring water. A salon, massage facilities and a restaurant are also available.
Address
2665-1 Tokumitsumachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

Tel: 076-274-5520

Opening Hours
• 5am to 11:30pm Tuesday to Sunday (last entry at 11pm)
• 10am to 11:30pm Monday (last entry at 11pm)
• Closed third Thursday of the month