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

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.
Shiramine, Hakusan (Along National Route 33)

15 Mins by Car

Shiramine Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings

The town of Shiramine, located near the foot of the sacred Mt. Hakusan, is the most upstream village along the Tedori River. It is one of Japan’s few high snowfall areas, which with the prosperity of silk production in the Edo Period, gave birth to a unique architectural style. This small but dense village has a unique atmosphere rarely seen in mountainous areas. During the winter, a famous snowman festival is held throughout the town.
Shiramine, Hakusan

10 Mins by Car

Kuwajima Fossil Bluff

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 from 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.
Kuwajima, Hakusan (Opposite Hakusan Dinosaur Park Shiramine)

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

20 Mins by Car

Tedorigawa Dam

Located in the upper Tedori River area, where the Kuwajima Fossil Bluff lies, 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 of the Tetori Group which can be found nearby. Its size makes for an awe-inspiring experience.
Onabara, Hakusan, Ishikawa

15 Mins by Car

Watagatake Waterfall

Located where you least expect it, the Watagataki Waterfall is a majestic fall of about 32m, located deep in the Tedori Gorge. It is named after the word wata “cotton” as its powerful spray looks like scattered tufts of cotton. 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.
Shimoyoshitanimachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

40 Mins by Car

Megumi Hakusan Roadside Station

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. There’s also a view spot of Mt. Hakusan and periodic events held.
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)

The Mikawa Springs are scattered throughout Mikawa, located by the estuary of the Tedori River at the lower part of the Tedori River Alluvial Fan. They release roughly 57.6 tons of water per day, and have not only become an important aspect of the lives of the local people, but are also 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.
O-184 Mikawaeitaimachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

Open 24/7 (excluding maintenance)

15 Mins by Car

Matto Seaside Park

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.
Sogomachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

1 Min by Car (5 Min Walk)

Mattokaihin Hot Spring

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 offers a unique experience with the salty ocean air and hot spring water, to warm your body to the core. A salon, massage facilities and a restaurant are also available.
2665-1 Tokumitsumachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa

Tel: 076-274-5520

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