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Japanese Landscape Recommended Model Course 1

About 3 hours and 10 minutes to get to Kakusenkei from Chubu Airport via expressways

1Kakusenkei

Kakusenkei

It is a very popular autumn leaves spot in the Hokuriku area of Japan. Walking in beautiful nature in the valley that lasts 1.3 km is a pleasure unique to autumn in Hokuriku, Japan.
From April to October, a tea ceremony is set up along the river and you can enjoy views of the valley and tasty sweets.

15minutes

2Yamashiro Onsen (Accommodation)

Yamashiro Onsen (Accommodation)

It is said that the Japanese Buddhist priest Gyoki (高僧行基) found the hot springs in this historic area in 725. There are two shared baths in the town center called Soyu with new facilities and Kosoyu from the Meiji era.

60minutes

3Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

One of the world's three biggest dinosaur museums, it's the largest dinosaur museum in Japan with a real dinosaur fossil body framework. You can also enjoy fossil excavation experiences. (From the end of March until mid November) ※ 1,030 (adult)

  • Admission - Adults: 720 yen, high school or college students: 410 yen, elementary or middle school students: 260 yen
  • Business hours: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Address: Fukui Prefecture Katsuyama-shi Muroko-cho Terao 51-11
  • Phone Number: 0779-88-0001
  • URL: http://echizenkaga.jp/spot/dinosaurmuseum/?lang=en
30minutes

4Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple

Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple

This Soto sect temple was built in 1244. The site is surrounded by ancient cedars, which are said to be 700 years old. It stretches over 330,000 square meters, and there are over 70 large and small pagodas. Even now, monks gathered from all over Japan are enduring training and general visitors can practice exercises such as zazen and sutra.

  • Admission - Adults: 500 yen, elementary or middle school students 200 yen
  • Worshipping time: 8:00 - 17:30
  • Zen meditation experience 500 yen Accommodation experience 8,000 yen
  • Address: Fukui Prefecture Yoshida-gun Eiheiji-cho Shihi 5-15
  • Phone Number: 0776-63-3102
  • URL: http://echizenkaga.jp/spot/eiheiji/?lang=en
40minutes

5Tojinbo

Tojinbo

A spot where the cliff of the strange rocks made by the waves lasts 1 km and you can enjoy the view of the dynamic ocean. You can enjoy the thrill of peeking under the 20 meter-high cliffs.
You can also enjoy the dynamic cliff scenery from the sea on a pleasure boat.

  • Price (Pleasure boat) 1400 yen, 30 minutes
  • Business hours (Pleasure boat) 9:00 - 15:30
  • Address: Fukui Prefecture Sakai-shi Mikuni-cho Anto
  • Phone Number: 0776-82-5515
  • URL: http://echizenkaga.jp/spot/tojinbo/?lang=en
15minutes

6Awara Onsen (Accommodation)

Awara Onsen (Accommodation)

Fukui prefecture has one of the best hot springs towns which opened in 1883. Currently there are about 30 inns and spas, and many travelers heal with the good quality hot water and warm hospitality. There are 74 sources and there are different springs for each inn, so you can enjoy the hot spring tour. Hokuriku's largest footbath (free) is also popular. We also recommend "Yukemurai Yokocho," a stall village where yakitori, ramen, skewers, and other shops are crowded in. We also conduct maiko/geisha transformation experiences with Awara Geisha.

35minutes

7Echizen Bamboo Doll Village

Echizen Bamboo Doll Village

You can appreciate the production exhibition hall of Echizen Takeki doll which is a local craft item and experience the production. You can also enjoy Takeda aburaage (fried tofu), which is a local speciality.

  • Business hours:
    April-November: 9-16:30
    December-March: Weekdays 10-16:00/weekends and public holidays 9-16:30
  • Address: Fukui Prefecture Sakai-shi Maruoka-cho Kamikumeda 63-1
  • Phone Number: 0776-66-5666
  • URL: http://echizenkaga.jp/spot/bamboodall/?lang=en

Japan Road Trip to Echizen Kaga

Japanese Landscape Recommended Model Course 2

1Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple

Daihonzan Eiheiji Temple

This Soto sect temple was built in 1244. The site is surrounded by ancient cedars, which are said to be 700 years old. It stretches over 330,000 square meters, and there are over 70 large and small pagodas. Even now, monks gathered from all over Japan are enduring training and general visitors can practice exercises such as zazen and sutra.

  • Admission - Adults: 500 yen, elementary or middle school students 200 yen
  • Worshipping time: 8:00 - 17:30
  • Zen meditation experience 500 yen Accommodation experience 8,000 yen
  • Address: Fukui Prefecture Yoshida-gun Eiheiji-cho Shihi 5-15
  • Phone Number: 0776-63-3102
  • URL: http://echizenkaga.jp/spot/eiheiji/?lang=en
30minutes

2Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

One of the world's three biggest dinosaur museums, it's the largest dinosaur museum in Japan with a real dinosaur fossil body framework. You can also enjoy fossil excavation experiences. (From the end of March until mid November) ※ 1,030 (adult)

  • Admission - Adults: 720 yen, high school or college students: 410 yen, elementary or middle school students: 260 yen
  • Business hours: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Address: Fukui Prefecture Katsuyama-shi Muroko-cho Terao 51-11
  • Phone Number: 0779-88-0001
  • URL: http://echizenkaga.jp/spot/dinosaurmuseum/?lang=en
65minutes

3Tojinbo

Tojinbo

A spot where the cliff of the strange rocks made by the waves lasts 1 km and you can enjoy the view of the dynamic ocean. You can enjoy the thrill of peeking under the 20 meter-high cliffs.
You can also enjoy the dynamic cliff scenery from the sea on a pleasure boat.

  • Price (Pleasure boat) 1400 yen, 30 minutes
  • Business hours (Pleasure boat) 9:00 - 15:30
  • Address: Fukui Prefecture Sakai-shi Mikuni-cho Anto
  • Phone Number: 0776-82-5515
  • URL: http://echizenkaga.jp/spot/tojinbo/?lang=en
15minutes

4Awara Onsen (Accommodation)

Awara Onsen (Accommodation)

Fukui prefecture has one of the best hot springs towns which opened in 1883. Currently there are about 30 inns and spas, and many travelers heal with the good quality hot water and warm hospitality. There are 74 sources and there are different springs for each inn, so you can enjoy the hot spring tour. Hokuriku's largest footbath (free) is also popular. We also recommend "Yukemurai Yokocho," a stall village where yakitori, ramen, skewers, and other shops are crowded in. We also conduct maiko/geisha transformation experiences with Awara Geisha.

25minutes

5Maruoka Castle

Maruoka Castle

Currently, among the 12 castle pavilions existing in Japan, Hirayama castle with the oldest architectural style has been designated as an important cultural property of the country. The temple tower type castle tower looks like two layers, the inside is three layers, and the tiled roof is one of the features. It is also a cherry blossom viewing spot that has been chosen as one of the "Japan Cherry Blossom Election 100."

  • Admission - Adults: 450 yen Elementary and middle school students: 150 yen
  • Castle Hours: 8:30-17:00
  • Address: 1-59 Kasumacho Maruoka Town Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture
  • Phone Number: 0776-66-0303
  • URL: http://echizenkaga.jp/spot/maruokajo/?lang=en
35minutes

6Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice

Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice

This snow science museum is a great attraction where you can enjoy beautiful and wonderful experiments such as "diamond dust" and "snow pendant." We also recommend the Winter Flower cafe where you can enjoy the spacious landscape of Hakusan and Shibayamagata.

  • Admission: 500 yen for adults (under high school students are free)
  • Opening hours: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Address: Ushiozumachi-I 106, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Phone Number: 0761-75-3323
  • URL: http://kagashi-ss.co.jp/yuki-mus/yuki_home/
5minutes

7Katayamazu So-yu Machi Cafe

Katayamazu So-yu Machi Cafe

You can enjoy the seasonal dishes and desserts using local ingredients while enjoying the beautiful Shibayama lake view with the glassy appearance, with the majestic Hakusan mountain peak as the background.

5minutes

8Katayamatsu Onsen (Accommodation)

Katayamatsu Onsen (Accommodation)

A spa town on the shore of Shibamagata, where you can see Bonin Hakusan. It is said that hot water here has a heat retention effect, especially for people who frequently feel cold. You can enjoy hot springs with a beautiful view of the lake surface which changes colors seven times a day. Besides the traditional Japanese boats "yakatabune" and fireworks every August, experience-type events such as "Gensen Tofu" and "Akiko dyeing" are also popular. The modern glass So-yu bath in the town is another recommendation.

15minutes

9Kaga Fruits Land

Kaga Fruits Land

Strawberries, grapes, cherries and other fruit hunting can be enjoyed throughout the year.
In the cafe, you can also eat "Kaga parfait" using seasonal fruits and Kaga vegetables.

  • Admission
    Strawberries(30 minutes) Adults: 1800 yen Children: 1200 yen Infants: 800 yen
    Apples(30 minutes) Adults: 1500 yen Children: 1000 yen Infants: 600 yen
  • Address: Yutakamachi-I 59-1, Kaga-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Phone Number: 0761-72-1800
  • URL: http://www.furulan.com/

Japan Road Trip to Echizen Kaga

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