Other spots and facilities

Katano Beach

One of the major sea spots in the Kaga area, the Katano sand beach is set in a quaint cove, surrounded by lush vegetation of pine trees and often visited by roaming cats and diverse species of birds. Not so crowded in summertime, it is very popular destination among the locals for sea bathing and paddling. At every season, it provides wonderful sunsets that can be admired from inside the sea side café.

Access
15 minutes by car from Kaga Onsen Station.

Sea side café Umibouzu

Tel
0761-72-5169
Address
3-6 Katanomachi
Website
https://www.umibouzu-cafe.com

Natadera Temple

Originally founded by a Zen master in 717 and rebuilt during the Edo period after having suffered multiple harms and destructions, Natadera is one of Japan’s most famous Buddhist temples outside Kyoto and one of many Mount Hakusan worshiping religious facilities in the area. Highlights of the visit include the striking carved cliff over an inner pond, the sacred cave symbolizing the mother’s womb and the Buddhist concept of reincarnation, a very unusual three-fold pagoda and a delightful promenade over the surrounding hills. The sparkling colors of the site in autumn makes it a major sightseeing spot nationwide in November.

Open
Mar.-Nov. daily 8:30-16:45, Dec.-Feb. daily 8:45-16:30
Entrance fee
Adults ¥600, Children under 12 ¥300, Infants: free
Access
15 minutes by car from Kaga Onsen Station or 60 minutes using the “Mountain Route” Canbus.
Tel
0761-65-2111
Address
Yu-122 Natamachi, Komatsu
Website
http://www.natadera.com/EN/

Kaga Fruits Land

All year round, visitors are invited to enjoy picking seasonal fruits such as strawberries, grapes and apples in this 83 ㎡ large orchard. The facility is also equipped with a barbecue space, an 18-hole golf course and a gift/souvenir shop.

Open
9:00-17:00 (Fruits picking until 16:00)
Closed
Every Tuesday from Dec. to Feb., Dec. 28th-Jan. 2nd
Access
13 minutes by car from Kaga Onsen Station or 50 minutes using the “Sea Route” Canbus (20 minutes for the Fruits Land express).
Tel
0761-72-1800
Address
I-59-1 Yutakamachi
Website
http://www.furulan.com/eng/

Yunokuni no Mori Traditional Handicrafts Village

Set inside a natural forest, this traditional style houses village proposes many hands-on activities covering a wide range of local handicrafts techniques such as pottery, silk-dyeing and even making soba noodles. In all, around 50 different hands-on are available. A restaurant and several souvenir shops that propose various traditional arts and crafts items from Ishikawa are also available on the site.

Open
Daily 9:00-16:30 (summertime: 17:00)
Entrance fee
Adults ¥540, Students ¥440, Children under 12 ¥330
Access
15 minutes by car from Kaga Onsen Station or 40-60 minutes using the “Mountain Route” Canbus.
Indicative price
Gold leaf pasting hands-on ¥1,080~ (40 min.), soba making ¥2,000~ (40 min.), paper-making ¥1,080~ (20 min.)
Tel
0761-65-3456
Website
https://yunokuni.jp/mori/en/

Okashijo Kagahan/Japan Origami Museum

Inside a building designed as a traditional castle, on the second floor, is Japan Origami Museum. The biggest origami folded paper museum in the country, this facility permanently displays a large collection of more than 50,000 original origami creations of various sizes.
On the first floor is a large store specialized in Japanese traditional sweets and confectionery. Both the origami museum and the confectionery space propose hands-on corners.

Open
8:15-17:00 (Dec.-Mar.: 16:00)
Closed
Dec. 30th and 31st
Origami Museum admission fees
Adults ¥500, Jr High School graders ¥400, Elementary School graders ¥300
Access
10 minutes by car from Kaga Onsen Station or 10 minutes using the “Mountain Route” Canbus.
Tel
0761-77-0100
Address
Ha-90-1 Kamomachi
Website
http://www.kagahan.co.jp/ (Okashijo Kagahan)
Website
http://www.kagahan.co.jp/bunkamura/origamihakubutsukan.php (Japan Origami Museum)

Kutani Mangetsu

A specialized store displaying the largest collection of Kutani porcelains in the Hokuriku region including some works considered as national treasures. Potter’s wheel and paintings hands-on workshops are also available.

Open
Daily 8:00-17:00
Indicative price
Kutani Porcelain painting ¥1,620~ (20 min.), Electric potter’s wheel shaping ¥2,700~ (15 min.)
Access
10 minutes by car from Kaga Onsen Station or 40-60 minutes using the “Sea Route” Canbus.
Tel
0761-77-2121
Website
http://www.mangetsu.co.jp/

Motocar Museum of Japan

Set in a typically Japanese/western style 12,000 ㎡, building, this facility has acquired a comprehensive collection of about 500 car models from different countries. This is simply the biggest automobile museum in all Japan, displaying its huge collection through corners arranged by periods, types of cars and makers. Highlights from the collection include vintage cars, luxury models such as Rolls Royce’s, Japanese commercial and sport cars as well as popular vehicles from Europe. The museum also has an international and quite delightful collection of men urinals you should definitely check-out.

Open
Daily 9:00-17:00 (Last entry: 16:30)
Closed
Dec. 26th-31st
Entrance fee
Adults ¥1,000, Children from 6 to 15 ¥500, Children under 6: free, Senior (more than 65) ¥600
Access
15 minutes by car from Kaga Onsen Station or 45-70 minutes using the “Mountain Route” Canbus.
Tel
0761-43-4343
Website
http://mmj-car.com/

Tsukiusagi no Sato

This small size leisure park proposes various “udon” noodles specialized restaurants, a tea house, a souvenir shop and an exhibition hall displaying local traditional crafts such as Yamanaka lacquerware. But the main attraction of the park are the numerous rabbits freely roaming around pet animal statues to the delight of the children.

Admission fee
Facility entrance
Free of charge
Rabbits petting and feeding
¥300
Urushigura Art Museum
Adults ¥300, Junior High & High School Students ¥200
Access
15 minutes by car from Kaga Onsen Station or 30 minutes using the “Sea Route” Canbus.
Open
8:30-17:00 (Open All Year Round)
Address
43-41 Nagai-machi
Tel
0761-73-8116
Website
https://www.tsukiusaginosato.com/

Kamoike Observation Center

The Kamoike pond is a wintertime stop-over place for many species of migrating birds including geese, ducks and swans, resulting in a remarkable ecosystem registered in the “Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat”. The observation center was set up to help protecting this ecosystem and provide explanations to visitors.

Open
Daily 9:00-17:00 (Last entry: 16:30)
Entrance fee
Adults ¥310, High school, Junior high school and elementary school students: free
Access
15 minutes by car from Kaga Onsen Station or 50 minutes using the “Sea Route” Canbus.
Tel
0761-72-2200
Address
Ne-2-1 Katanomachi
Website
http://www.kagashi-ss.co.jp/kamoike/

Ishikawa Kenmin no Mori

Kenmin no Mori is a leisure facility located in the Kaga mountain recesses. Surrounded with splendid natural sceneries, the whole area is very popular among touring and hiking enthusiasts.
Log house rental:
Small-sized: ¥12,750 (Fee for up to 4 people) ※¥1,030 yen added per each additional person
Big-sized: ¥15,720 (Fee for up to 7 people) ※¥1,030 yen added per each additional person
Infants: free of charge
Cabin rental: ¥9,430
Bungalow rental: ¥2,000
Camping:
Tent camping charge: ¥620
Tent rental: ¥1,880 (camping charge included)
Barbecue booth: ¥920 (food not included)

Open
Daily 8:15-17:15 ※ Available from Apr. 29th to Oct. 31st
Closed
from Jan. 1st to Mar. 31st and on heavy snowfall periods
Access
40 minutes by car from JR Kaga Onsen Station.
Tel
0761-78-3883
Address
Yamanakaonsen, Suginomizumachi
Website
http://www.pref.ishikawa.lg.jp/kankou/kenmin_no_mori.html