HAKUSAN TEDORIGAWA GEOPARKHAKUSAN TEDORIGAWA GEOPARK

GEOTOURS & GEOPARK GUIDES

GEOTOURS & GEOPARK GUIDES

Guided by Locals.
Geo Walking Tours.

Guided by Locals.
Geo Walking Tours.
MATTO MIKAWA SHIRAMINE TSURUGI

GEO TOUR

Available Every Day!
Geo Walking Tours
The Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark, which encompasses the entirety of Hakusan City, is located right next to Kanazawa City, making it a great spot for a quick trip.
Why not visit our park and experience the unique geological features, and rich local history and culture. With a guide by your side, you can have an unforgettable adventure that's not only fun, but educational. Each course covers up to several kilometers of ground, so be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes!

matto

Travel Through the Edo Period in this
"Ancient Matto Walking Trail"

Located only 12 minutes from Kanazawa by train, this tour starts at Matto Station, located in the center of the Tedorigawa Alluvial Fan. On this short trip you will follow ancient streets, using a map from 1785 to guide you. Matto was built as a post town along the trade route that ran along the coast, and developed faster than the neighboring Kanazawa. The town actually produced the oil that was used for lighting the castle lamps. The sleepy history of this peaceful city is more interesting than you think.

Date
Every day (must reserve by 4pm previous day)
Time
9:15 to 11:45
Distance
Approx. 3km
Meeting Place
JR Matto Station Ticket Gate
Fee
2,500 yen
(Guide fee、Japanese confectionery・tea・ Map and other expenses、consumption tax)
Max. Number of Guests
10 People (Min. 2 People)
Note
Runs during light rain. Cancelled during heavy rain. (Cancellations will be notified by phone, by 5pm the previous day unless requested otherwise)
Route

JR Matto Station Ticket Gate

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Matto Castle Park

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Enpachi Sweets (If closed, another sweet store)

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Shoko-ji Temple

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Honsei-ji Temple

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East Hiyokechi (Fire Prevention Space)

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Chiyo-jo Haiku Museum (Opposite JR Matto Station)

Where the Blessings of Mt. Hakusan
Meets the Blessings of the Sea

Mikawa is a town built around the clear waters at the mouth of the Tedori River, and flourished as a port along the ancient Kitamae Shipping Route. Your guide will show you the unique cultural aspects of this town, such as the unique fermented puffer fish ovaries, and the history of the famous Okaeri Spring Festival. Furthermore you will see the Yasumaru Hiyoshi Shrine, a shrine for safe delivery, where you can see a friendly-faced dog statue.

Date
Every day (must reserve by 4pm previous day)
Time
9:30 to 11:30
Distance
Approx. 3km
Meeting Place
JR Mikawa Station 2nd Floor
Fee
2,000 yen per person (Includes guide fee, coffee, tax)
Max. Number of Guest
10 People (Min. 2 People)
Note
Runs during light rain. Cancelled during heavy rain. (Cancellations will be notified by phone, by 5pm the previous day unless requested otherwise) Guests wishing to purchase a charm from Yasumaru Shrine can apply at time of reservation (cost: 1,000 yen).
Route

JR Mikawa Station

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Fujitsuka Shrine

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Pickled Puffer Fish Ovary Factory

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Odaiba no Meisui Ido (Odaiba Spring Bore)

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Okaeri Festival Starting Point

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JR Mikawa Station

SHIRAMINE

Where Winter is a World of White Silver.
See the Mysterious Depths of Shiramine.

Shiramine is one of the heaviest snowfall regions in Japan. Springs are mild, Summers cool, Autumn brings the blessings of the mountain, and Winter brings snow that covers the entire region. Despite record snowfalls up to 7m in height, nearly 300 houses were built during the early Edo Period. What does it take to live in such a volatile environment? Your local guide will explain these mysteries and more.

Date
Every day (must reserve by 4pm previous day)
Time
10:00 to 11:30 (to 1:00 with optional extra tour)
Distance
Approx. 1km
Meeting Place
Shiramine Onsen Soyu
Fee
5,000 yen per person (Includes guide fee, tax)
Max. Number of Guests
5 People (Min. 1 Person)
Note
Runs during light rain. Cancelled during heavy rain.
(Cancellations will be notified by phone,
by 5pm the previous day unless requested otherwise)
Transport for the optional additional tour
will be by Guest's car.
Route

JR Mikawa Station

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Fujitsuka Shrine

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Pickled Puffer Fish Ovary Factory

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Odaiba no Meisui Ido (Odaiba Spring Bore)

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Okaeri Festival Starting Point

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JR Mikawa Station

tsurugi

Wish for Romance. Wish for Fortune.
Visit These Two Famous Shrines.

Visit the leading Shirayama Shrine in Japan - the Shirayama Hime Shrine - and visit the God who ties the strings of fate. Then see the God of fortunes at the Kinkengu Shrine. As the entrance to the ancient Kaga Pilgrimage Route, Tsurugi was once a post town, where it receives the rich blessings of the mountains and river. Your guide will show you some of these blessings, such as sake, tofu, and mochi.

Date
Every day (must reserve by 4pm previous day)
Time
10:25 to 12:25 or 1:45 to 3:45
Distance
Approx. 3km
Meeting Place
Kaga Hakusan Bus "Ichi-no-Miya Bus Stop"
Fee
1,800 yen per person (Includes guide fee, tax)
Max. Number of Guests
10 People (Min. 2 People)
Note
Runs during light rain. Cancelled during heavy rain.
(Cancellations will be notified by phone,
by 5pm the previous day unless requested otherwise)
Route

Ichi-no-Miya Bus Stop

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Komiya Park & Shirayama Hime Shrine

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Hibuse Fudouson Shrine

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Tsurugi Betsuin Temple

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Kinkengu Shrine

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Honmachi Street

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Hakusan City Hall Tsurugi Branch

OFFICIAL GUIDE

Be Guided Where
You Want to Go
Take a walk through the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark, guided by one of our English-speaking Geopark guides. Experience the flow of water, and the blessings that nature has brought to the area, and see Hakusan in a unique and personalized way.
We Personalize Our Tours to Suit You.
Let Us Know What You Want to See.

Groups |  Time: 2 hours or less  Number of Guests: 16 or more  Price: 5,000 Yen (1 Guide) 

Private |  Time: 1 hour or less
Price: 1 to 4 Guests: 2,000 Yen; 5 to 9 Guests: 2,500 Yen; 10 to 15 Guests: 3,500 Yen; 16 to 20 Guests: 5,000 Yen

Extend Time: 1,500 Yen/ Hour

Reservation Deadline: One week beforehand

Inquiries | Reservations

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If a confirmation mail does not arrive, please check your spam folder, and allow emails with domains from @urara-hakusanbito.com
If no mail arrives, please contact us.

We accept inquiries by phone. Our phone number is 076-259-5893. Please be aware that an English speaking attendant may not be available at all times, but our staff will do our best to help you.