Kids are never bored with paddling in the Sea of Japan, or with scenic views from high up places!
Why not enjoy `fruit picking´ after lying on the beach, at “Kaga Fruit Land” near Katano Beach? They open their fruit farms to offer you a chance to pick fresh fruits by yourself, such as strawberries in spring, cherries or blueberries in summer, and grapes or apples in the autumn. That’s one way to “stock up” on some vitamin-C! Picking time is limited to 30-40 minutes, and reservations are required. Although fruit picking is closed in case of rain, their BBQ grills remain open everyday, rain or shine (*Reservations recommended).
Near Tsurugi station on the Hokutetsu-Ishikawa line, you will see colorful canopies floating around the mountain. Shishiku-Kogen Highland is well-known as a mecca for paragliding. There is a school for obtaining a license, and they offer you a trial period. It’s a tandem flight with a skilled instructor, so there is no need for anxiety. They allow even kids to try with an expert! Just prepare yourself by wearing gloves, a long-sleeved shirt, and long trousers to cover your arms and legs in case of falling down when you land. Oh, and your instructor can take photos of you while in the air! Though it’s optional, we guarantee you that those pictures are super cool!
Mt.Hakusan - hiking, golfing,
or snow activities in winter,
are most recommended.
Stretching over Ishikawa and Gifu prefectures, the sacred mountain Hakusan fosters countless forms of life, and has always been a well-loved fixture of the inhabitants. Hiking Mt. Hakusan is a must for locals at least once in their lives.
“Kanko-shindo Route: 12.2 km (6:30 hr)” is a bit rough with rocks. Incidentally, Shirayama Hime-jinja, which is the head shrine of 2000 Shirayama Jinja or Hakusan Jinja shrines in Japan, enshrines this sacred mountain. It’s located near Shishiku Highland.
Needless to say, it’s covered with snow in and around the mountain during the winter months. You can enjoy snowboarding or skiing at the foot of Mt. Hakusan. Ichirino-Onsen Ski Resort and Seymour Ski Resort have accommodations with hot springs as well. Following a long day on the chilly slopes, dip yourself in a thermal onsen!
As you might notice on the map to the below, there are eight golf courses listed. Most of them used to be opened privately, only for club members. Recently however many of these have opened to the public, offering their courses for anybody to play.
Just be sure to make a reservation in advance if you want to play a round. Rental equipment is available at some country clubs. Between the ocean and the mountain ranges, Hokuriku region is well-known for its many great golf courses. Take a tee shot while looking at the beautiful mountains or the Sea of Japan!
A staff member of the Visitor Center at the JR Kaga-Onsen Station will be happy to help you, and in English!
Spa Town & Village Information
Tel. 076-256-7141 (Japanese)