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TOURISM MODEL COURSE

Follow the Journey of Water! A Photogenic Journey with a Relaxing End

The Tedori River which flows from the base of Mt. Hakusan, has formed the land that makes up Hakusan City. The river has eroded deeply into the volcanic deposits which were formed 15 to 20 million years ago when the Sea of Japan began to form. From the deep past to the Jomon Period, the Sengoku Period of Warring States, to the Meiji Era, the Tedori River has shaped the lives of the people who lived here. Visit this ever-changing terrain, and feel the power of the Tedori River. The journey of water is waiting for you.
Required Time: Approx. 4 Hours
Mode of Transport: Car

Fukuoka Dai-ichi Power Station

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The Fukuoka Dai-ichi Power Station, built in 1911, was the first power plant built in the Tedori River water system. Made with western-style architecture, this brick building stands out against the natural surroundings. It is registered as a tangible cultural property.
Address
169-1 Kawachimachi Fukuoka, Hakusan, Ishikawa

2 Mins by Car

Meoto-iwa and Megane-iwa Rocks (View Spot)

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The Meoto-iwa and Megane-iwa Rocks are roughly 10m high rocks that managed to evade the erosive power of the Tedori River, made from an intrusion of hard rock. One of the two rocks has a hole on the lower side, so it is called the Megane-iwa (glasses rock). It is nature's unique work of art.
Address
Ishikawa, Hakusan, Kawachimachi Gozu

10 Mins by Car

Watagataki Waterfall

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

5 Mins by Car

Tedori Gorge (Furo Bridge View Spot)

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The Tedori Gorge, with 20 to 30m high cliffs, runs approximately 8km through the Tedori River. The foliage on top of the gorge almost seems to spill out over the cliffs, creating a great view, and even better photo. The Tedori River carves deep into the layers of tuff and rhyolite formed during the highly volcanic period when the Sea of Japan was formed. There are also plenty of potholes carved deeply into the rock.
Address
Yoshino, Hakusan, Ishikawa

15 Mins by Car

Torigoe Castle Ruins

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In 1580, during the Sengoku Period of Warring States, the Kaga Rebel Group made their last stand here against the forces of Oda Nobunaga. The Torigoe Castle ruin is located on a mountain between the Tedori and Dainichi Rivers, with another older castle ruin, the Futoge Castle ruin, located on the opposide side of the Dainichi River. The location is highly strategic, allowing you to clearly see up and down the valleys of both rivers. Nowadays this creates a great viewpoint, and allows a clear sight of the terrain and its connection with water.
Address
Misakamachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

10 Mins by Car

Bird Humming Torigoe Hot Spring

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Bird Humming Torigoe Hot Spring is located by the middle of the Tedori River, in a quiet area surrounded by the natural beauty of the sacred Mt. Hakusan. Finish your day by taking a rest and soak in the natural spring water of Hakusan.
Address
Kaminomachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa