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RECOMMENDED STOP-BY SPOTS

EAT

Sea and Alluvial Fan Area

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E Nanpu
Nanpu serves delicious home-cooked meals, and is one of Japan’s few Malaysian-Chinese restaurants. They pride themselves on using no added sugar or artificial seasonings, preferring to use natural herbs, spices, and fermented foods, with recipes inherited from the chef’s late grandmother. Nanpu also uses non-plastic take-away containers, bags, and utensils in their aim to reduce plastic waste and practically contribute to Hakusan City’s SDGs goals. Together they’re promoting a healthy lifestyle for the body and the environment.

They are also highly active in promoting traditional crafts, protecting the environment, and creating an inclusive multicultural community, by organizing numerous events and activities that anyone can participate in.
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Tonomachi 9-2
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076 205 7613

Open: 10:30-15:30, reservations only from 15.30
Closed: Mondays. Sunday closed except for reservations.

Website: nanpu-online.com
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E Sushi Mihama
Located right next to the Mikawa Port, Sushi Mihama is a place you can always enjoy fresh fish. We're so famous our annual summer white-bait rice bowl draws a line at the door. We use our own private spring water to cook all our rice and dishes, making use of this bountiful natural resource for a truly local flavour. The owner is a cheeky and good-humoured guy always up for a laugh. We're always told the shop door is difficult to find so we recommend coming with someone who's been here before. But if you keep searching you'll find the door eventually!
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Mikawaeitaimachi 1-46
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076-259-5566

Open: 11:00-14:00, 17:00-22:00
Closed: Wednesdays

Website: Sushi Mihama (Japanese)

River and Gorge Area

E Niwaka Koubou
Niwaka Koubou is a farming facility where you can experience making your own hand-made soba noodles. The facility includes the Processing Plant where mochi, pickles, and soba are made, and the Soba Workshop where you can make your own soba noodles. The gentle instruction from Aunty makes for a popular experience with children. At the Soba Restaurant you can eat professionally hand-made, fresh soba noodles. Enjoy the fragrance of the buckwheat flour, which is grown locally in Mitsuyano, and milled in the Processing Plant.
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Mitsuyanomachi To 3-7
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076-255-5930

Open: 10:00-17:00 (Soba making is 11:00-15:00)
Closed: Two days following the May Golden Week holidays, Two days following Obon in August, third Sunday in September, and December 28 to January 4

Website: niwakakoubou.jp (Japanese)
E Ikki Soba Chousuke
Ikki Soba Chousuke first opened in the Kamashimizu Station Cafeteria, when the Kinmei-sen Line train was still running. Though the train line no longer exists, the rich menu remains popular with families. Locally grown ingredients such as buckwheat, vegetables, and wild plants are used in signature dishes such as "Ikki Soba" - which contains freshly made mugwort mochi tempura, and wild plants which change by the season. The bowls used in the store are designed after a mortar excavated from the nearby Torigoe Castle ruins - the place of the last battle of the Kaga Rebellion. Furthermore, the interior has a homey, countryside atmosphere, and is a place where you can relax in peace.
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Kamashimizumachi 2-1
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076-254-2003

Open: 10:00-17:00 (Last order 16:30)
Closed: Wednesday, Thursday (Open if public holiday), New Year period

Website: ikkisoba.com (Japanese)

Mountain and Snow Area

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E Roadside Station Sena
Roadside Station Sena is located on National Road #360, just inside the Mountain and Snow Area when heading from the River and Gorge Area. It has a large collection of souvenirs such as the "Hakusan Hyakusen" (100 select items of Hakusan), and local products made in the foothills of Mt. Hakusan.
Popular horse chestnut mochi from Shiramine is also sold here, and freshly baked bread is sold at the bakery inside. There's also a cafe corner with freshly made coffee, which goes perfectly with homemade anpan (sweet bread with red bead paste), or the "Geo Cube" designed after the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark. Outside there's a free dog run, making it a popular place for travelling pets. Drop by when you're driving past, and enjoy the fresh air of the mountains, take a moment to have a rest, and buy souvenirs.
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Seto 163-1
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076-256-7172

Open: 9:00-17:30 (until 17:00 from December to March)
Closed: Wednesdays (only from late November to Mid-March)

Website: Roadside Station Sena (Japanese)

STAY

Mountain and Snow Area

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S Ichirino Kogen Hotel Roan
Located in Hakusan Ichirino Onsen and the Mount Hakusan Biosphere Reserve, this hotel is surrounded by nature. It has a natural hot spring, and all dishes contain carefully chosen ingredients such as naturally farmed goods, local beekeeper honey, local organic vegetables, etc. Enjoy these unique dishes while gazing at the rich natural scenery.
The hotel is also heavily committed to the SDGs, and is working to build a model that coexists with nature. The hotel values local resources, uses hand-collected firewood in stoves, and aims for the reduction of food loss.
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Ozo 70-4
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076-256-7141

Open: 8:00-22:00

Website: ichirino.jp/lg_en

LEARN

Sea and Alluvial Fan Area

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L Yokomachi Urarakan
The Yokomachi Urarakan is free to enter, making it a great place for resting while walking around Tsurugi. Inside free Wi-Fi is available, as well as tourist information. The building is over 180 years old, making it a unique building offering a look back into the Edo Period.
Traditional crafts and local arts such as Hinoki-zaiku Cypress Weaving can be experienced here. Reservations can be made any time throughout the year (except for new year) up to two weeks in advance. See the website below for more information.
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Tsurugishinmachi Ta 1
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076-272-0001

Open: 10:00-16:00
Closed: Obon, New Year period

Website: Yokomachi Urarakan
Craft Experience

Mountain and Snow Area

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L Chugu Museum
At the Chugu Museum you can see fossils found near Mt. Hakusan, examples of the birds and mammals found on the mountain, replications of Hakusan’s unique alpine plants and trees, as well as experience-based exhibitions incorporating the culture and lives of the local people living at the foot of the mountain, and the surrounding nature. Several documentaries are also available to watch at your leisure.
Outside the museum there is also the ‘Jadani Nature Observation Garden’, ‘Wild Monkey Grounds’, and the ‘River Ecology Observation Garden’. On a clear day you can venture out to the riverside of Jadani Valley and play in the cool, refreshing water. The riverside is made up of many volcanic rocks, formed by Mt. Hakusan approximately 60 million years ago. Here you can see many unique species of fish and insects.
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Chugu O 9
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076-256-7111

Open: 9:00-16:30
Closed: Mid November to late April

Website: pref.ishikawa.lg.jp (Japanese)
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L Bunao Mountain Observation Building
The Bunao Mountain Observation Building is the only facility in the country equipped to let visitors watch wildlife in nature. The building, located across the river from Mt. Bunao, provides the perfect spot to view animals naturally existing on the mountain. Japanese Macaque, serow deer, golden eagles and bears are just some of the animals that can be seen with the telescopes and binoculars set up in the facility. You may even see an avalanche. Try searching for animals yourself, or ask the trained staff to point some out - they’re always keeping a close watch!
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Ozo So 72-5
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076-256-7250

Open: 10:00-16:00
Closed: May 6th to November 19, New Year

Website: pref.ishikawa.lg.jp (Japanese)
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L Ichinose Visitor Center
Inside the Ichinose Visitor Center you'll find exhibitions on the surrounding nature, and information about hiking. An aerial photo on the floor, and a 360 degree photo from the summit show the scenery of the area. Nearby nature observation paths have been set up. At the Iwaya Matadani Garden you can enjoy a view of Mt. Hakusan in the distance, and observe the nature of the beech forest. At the Ichinose Garden you can see the vegetation of the riverside forest, and see traces of an old debris flow.
Address: Ishikawa, Hakusan, Shiramine No 38
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076-259-2504

Open: 8:45-17:00
Closed: November 6th to late April

Website: pref.ishikawa.lg.jp (Japanese)

GIFT

There are heaps of products in the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark that host our mascot Yuki Mama and Shizuku-chan, and show our beautiful scenery. Products are split into original Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark goods that promote the geopark, and products created by local artisans and designers through our "product development project". See all these products introduced below. Whether for souvenirs, personal use, or a gift - there's sure to be something you'll want.

Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark Original Goods

S Geo Art
A birds-eye view overlooking the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark. Both summer and winter scenery are pictured, on either side of this double-sided poster. A0 size.

Price: 1,100 yen
Where to buy:
• Roadside Station Megumi Hakusan
• Roadside Station Shirayamasan
• Roadside Station Sena
• Hakusan City Museum
• Yukidaruma Café
• Shiramine Souvenirs Saisai
• Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark Promotion Council (Hakusan City Hall 3rd Floor)
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S Yuki Mama and Shizuku-chan Sticky Note
Sold in sets with either one large sticky note block, or four small thin sticky note blocks. The thin type also has a fun design on the base to look forward to.

Price:
Large Sticky Note: 350 yen
Thin Sticky Notes: 450 yen
Where to buy:
• Roadside Station Megumi Hakusan
• Roadside Station Sena
• Hakusan City Museum
• Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark Promotion Council (Hakusan City Hall 3rd Floor)
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S Geo Clear File
Two designs to choose from: scenery from within the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark, or a Yuki Mama and Shizuku-chan design. Both designs have a birds-eye scenery of the geopark on the back.

Price: 300 to 350 yen (price depends on the store)
Where to buy:
• Roadside Station Megumi Hakusan
• Roadside Station Shirayamasan
• Roadside Station Sena
• Hakusan City Museum
• Yukidaruma Café
• Shiramine Souvenirs Saisai
• Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark Promotion Council (Hakusan City Hall 3rd Floor)
S Geo Badge
Yuki Mama and Shizuku-chan badges in various colours. There are six varieties to collect!

Price: 200 yen
Where to buy:
• Roadside Station Megumi Hakusan
• Roadside Station Sena
• Hakusan City Museum
• Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark Promotion Council (Hakusan City Hall 3rd Floor)
S Yuki Mama and Shizuku-chan Stickers
Two types to choose from: Large stickers of Yuki Mama and Shizuku-chan in 13 different poses, or 28 small round stickers with various poses and phrases. Sold separately, or in a set together.

Price:
Set: 350 yen
Single: 200 yen
Where to buy:
• Roadside Station Megumi Hakusan
• Roadside Station Sena
• Hakusan City Museum (Set version only)
• Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark Promotion Council (Hakusan City Hall 3rd Floor)
S Yuki Mama and Shizuku-chan LINE Stickers
There are 40 stickers in the set. Search "Yuki Mama and Shizuku-chan" in the Sticker Shop, and choose the "Yuki Mama and Shizuku-chan" set from the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark Council in the Creators tab.

Price: 120 yen (50 LINE coins)
Where to buy:
• Line Sticker Shop
• LINE Store

Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark "Product Development Project" Goods

S Geo Cube | Hakusan City Regional Promotion Public Corporation
Bread made in the image of the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark. Three flavours (mugwort, plain, and horse chestnut) are layered on top of each other to imitate geological layers, with small beans representing fossils.

Price: 250 yen
Where to buy:
• Yama Bakery (inside Roadside Station Sena)
S Hakusan Gebinde | Aroma no Sato @ Shishiku
A decorative brush adorned with dried lavender, and local tree nuts such as beech, and cypress. Sold with bottle of lavender essential oil.

Price: 3,300 yen
Where to buy:
• Roadside Station Megumi Hakusan
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S Glasswork | Glass Studio Tsubomi
Glass pendants and chopstick holders made in the Glass Studio Tsubomi, in Yoshino. Pendants are shaped like water droplets - like Shizuku-chan, and inside are glass snowflakes, decorated with gold and silver leaf made in Ishikawa.

Price:
Pendant: 2,750 yen, 3,850 yen (price differs by design)
Chopstick holder: 1,320 yen
Where to buy:
• Glass Studio Tsubomi
• Roadside Station Sena (pendants only)
*only a few chopstick holders remaining!
S Hakusan Dome | Lumiere (Kokuraya Kashiho)
A baumkuchen cake representing the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark as Mt. Hakusan, geological layers, and fossils.

Price: 240 yen
Where to buy:
• Roadside Station Megumi Hakusan
• Lumiere (Kokuraya Kashiho) (83 Yasyuyoshimachi, Hakusan)
S Wild Rice Shortbread | Yokoe-no-sho Estate Festival Committee
Rice has been grown throughout the Tedori River Basin for thousands of years. This shortbread cookie is made using ancient wild black rice, representing the history of local rice culture. It's in the shape of a rice ball.

Price: 110 yen
Where to buy:
• Candy Apple
S Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark Postcard Set | 2702.jp
A set of 12 postcards each with unique and beautiful photos from within the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark.

Price: 620 - 638 yen (price depends on the store)
Where to buy:
• Roadside Station Sena
• Kuroyuri no Sato
• Roadside Station Ikkou-ikku no Sato
• Shiramine Souvenirs Saisai
S Hakusan RoxX | A-Gaia Project
A cap with a flat rim, representing the rocks of the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark.

Price: 5,280 yen
Where to buy:
• Roadside Station Megumi Hakusan
• Roadside Station Sena
• Ohagiya
S Hakusan Tedorigawa Tote Bag | Saisai
A tote bag decorated with a cute design showing the features of the Shiramine area.

Price:
Small: 850 yen
Large: 1,200 yen
Where to buy:
• Shiramine Souvenirs Saisai
S Geo Eco T-Shirt | Segawaya
Dry-material T-shirts designed with features of the Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark, such as Mt. Hakusan, and Fossils. Four types to choose from.

Price: 2,200 yen each
Where to buy:
• Segawaya