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Park / Green Space Spots in Ishikawa Area

  • Hakusan National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Toyama prefecture, Ishikawa prefecture, Fukui prefecture, Gifu prefecture
    It is a national park consisting of the three peaks of Mt. Hakusan (Gozengamine, Onanjimine, and Kengamine) and surrounding mountains and is known for having one of Japan’s heaviest snowfall. There are various alpine plants such as chocolate lily and Primla cuneifolia Ledeb. var. hakusanensis (Hakusankozakura), and many rare creatures such as the golden eagle, the mountain hawk-eagle, and the Japanese ermine in Mt. Hakusan which shows various environmental changes depending on the season. Many climbing paths are maintained in the area. There are visitor centers in Ichinose and Chugu hot springs, where material and tourist information about the nature and culture of the district are exhibited, and multilingual brochures are available.
  • Osshobe Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Prefecture Komatsu City Awazu Onsen
    Osshobe Park is located in the Awazu Onsen hot springs district in Komatsu City. A welcome green oasis within the hot springs resort, the Park is a great place for taking a stroll and admiring the Koi carp in the pond, etc. The Park’s name derives from the story “Osshobe Monogatari”, a tale dating back 400 years which tells of two servants working at one of the Awazu Onsen inns who fell in love. Awazu Onsen hot springs resort has been certified by the “Lover’s Sanctuary Project” as a great place for couples to visit, and there is a “Happiness Bell” monument in Osshobe Park.
  • Bentenzakigensen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Wakuramachi
    "A popular sightseeing destination located in the Wakura Onsen hot spring village. Hot spring waters well up from under the ground here, and there are numerous facilities in the park which make use of this abundance. Examples include a bench warmed by hot spring waters and a ""suikinkutsu"" which plays ethereal music. Women love the hot spring hand bath, a large basin filled with hot spring water next to a bench where you can sit and soak your hands without getting your clothes wet. In addition, the park also has a hot spring plaza where you can drink hot spring water straight from the source or buy raw eggs nearby to make your own slow boiled hot spring eggs."
  • Tatsunokuchi Kyuryo Park
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Nomishi Tokusanmachi Ne 1-1
    A sports park situated on a verdant hill. Much of the park's spacious grounds are covered with natural lawn. The park also has many facilities sure to delight children, including a pedal-powered miniature train and roller coaster, huge wooden playground, and train-shaped play equipment. The park has several indoor and outdoor tennis courts which may be used with a reservation. The park's heated swimming pool is available for individuals to enjoy and is also used to hold a swimming club which provides friendly swimming lessons.


  • Ishikawa Forest Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Kahokuguntsubatamachi Tsubata D
    "A forest park covering a large area of Tsubata Town which was opened in 1973. The park's five areas are host to facilities such as a botanical garden and outdoor sports fields. The ""Kazoku Danran no Mori"" area has playground equipment, a small zoo where you can pet squirrels and monkeys, and a pond on which you can ride a rowboat. The ""Gakushu no Mori"" area contains exhibits on forestry and medicinal plants. In the ""Sanpo no Mori"" area, you can enjoy birdwatching. The ""Sports no Mori"" area has athletic grounds, while camping is permitted in the ""Tanren no Mori"" area. Various seasonal and other events are regularly held in the park, such as art exhibitions and craft workshops."
  • Matto Comprehensive Sports Park Gymnasium
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakusanshi Kuramitsu 4-22
    A sports complex located close to the Hakusan City Office. The park has a sports ground which can be used for soccer and ruby, a gymnasium with training rooms, track and field area, pool, and a full array of other sports facilities. The park also has a studio and meeting rooms and serves as a casual space for local residents to enjoy sports and other activities. Other park highlights include a Moebius strip statue, Japanese garden, and Edo period tea room moved to this site.
  • Kanazawa Castle Park
    2059 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Marunouchi 1-1
    In addition to the peripheral garden Kenrokuen, Kanazawa Castle Park is a treasure for the people of Ishikawa Prefecture. It is a center of history, and the castle—formerly the home of Kaga’s million-koku strong Maeda clan—is open to the public. There are innumerable sties to see, including Important National Cultural Properties like the Ishikawa Gate, Sanjikken Nagaya, and Tsurumaru Warehouse, as well as the grandeur of recent reconstructions of the Hishiyagura (tower), Gojikken Nagaya (gate), and Hashizume-mon Tsuzuki Yagura (tower). You can get a strong sense of Kaga’s history and culture by visiting there. Approximately 20 minutes by car via Kanazawa-Morimoto Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    There is a very big park around the remains of the castle. We went through it on the way to Kenrokuen garden. Lots of gateways and and outer defence buildings that look very nice in the park...

  • Apricot Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Hakusanshi Hasuikemachi Ka 5-1
    Located in the city of Hakusan in Ishikawa Prefecture, just off the Mikawa Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway, Apricot Park is a multiple use park that emphasizes water and greenery. In addition to enjoying the apricot blossoms that give the park its name and the many cherry trees, visitors can play miniature golf on an 18-hole course, visit Aqua-no-Mori, a forested area that allows them to interact with water, see a lotus pond, and use the other facilities available in the park. Between the multipurpose Heisei Green Plaza, the gateball lawn, and Yuyu Fureai Square for leisurely strolls, there is plenty for visitors who want to spend a few relaxing hours here.
  • Kibagata Park
    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Komatsushi Sandanimachi Ra Nobe 58
    Approximately just 25-minute drive from the Komatsu Interchange, and 30-minute drive from the Kaga Interchange, this municipal park, characterized by grounds extended into all for polar directions, seems to surround Kibagata Lake that is the only geography to remain historically untouched in Ishikawa Prefecture. On the east of the lake, the Kibagata Central Park area is the most expansive portion of the park, however a walking path along which over 1,300 cherry trees are planted for their beautiful blossoms in April. Around this time, the Kibagata Park Sakura Festival, which hosts various performances and walkathons, and the cherry blossoms are illuminated for a two-week period.


  • Okuutatsuyama Kenmin Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Wakamatsumachi Oh 32
    This park is located in Wakamatsumachi, Kanazawa City. This park, constructed on the site of a former golf course, is equipped with barbecue sites, a multi-purpose ground, play structures and a single level wood structured community area with a cafe. One can enjoy park golfing, nature walking, and other activities. Beautiful views of the surrounding hills, Kanazawa city, and the Sea of Japan can be seen from this park.
  • Mt. Utatsu Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Suehiromachi Others
    A park in Utatsu-machi, Kanazawa City. Located at the foot of Mt. Utatsu from the park you get great views of the night cityscape of Kanazawa City and the Sea of Japan. The park is also home to a botanical garden with flowers that bloom throughout the seasons including nearly 200,000 irises covering almost 100 different types as well as azaleas and hydrangeas.
  • Banshoen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamashiro Onsen
    A park overlooking Yamashiro Onsen, the foremost hot spring district in the Hokuriku region and also known as “Yunogawa.” The Banshoen Sazaedo, a unique, spiral-shaped observatory resembling a turban shell, stands on a small, lush hill in the park. From the observatory, visitors can get a sweeping view of Kiba Lagoon, Shibayama Lagoon, the Hakusan Mountains, and even the distant Sea of Japan. Stone Buddhist statues stand along a nature trail extending away from the Sazaedo, its gently undulating curves ending behind the Yakuoin Onsenji Temple. There are many steps and hills in the park, but the park provides bamboo canes created by a local volunteer group, helping everyone to enjoy a pleasant walk on its grounds.
  • Utatsuyama Iris Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi Higashimikagemachi Utatsuyama Park Uchi
    A Japanese iris garden located inside Utatsuyama Park. Built halfway up Mt. Utatsu, the garden is divided into three sections: the upper terraced Japanese iris beds, the middle consisting of Japanese irises and a stream, and the lower Japanese irises and a pond. The garden has been planted with 200 thousand Japanese iris plants spanning around 100 varieties, as well as some 2,900 bigleaf hydrangeas, and from mid-June to mid-July when they come into bloom, the garden is stunningly beauty.
  • Goishigamine Prefectural Nature Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Kashima-gun Nakanotomachi Takabatake Harayama
    This nature park extends from Mt. Sekido to Mt. Goishigamine (461. 1 meters), from their ridges to their bases. The park is a popular destination for picnics, camping, and other outdoor recreational activities. The park’s campground can accommodate 200 campers and also has a barbeque area. From the park’s scenic lookouts, visitors can get sweeping views of Nanao Bay and Toyama Bay, and the rural scenery of the Ouchi Rift Valley.
  • Kinoura Coast (Kinoura Marine Park)
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Suzu-shi Oritomachi Kinoura
    This coast has been designated as a special region of a Quasi-national Park, due to the abundance and variety of its marine animals and plants. The water is especially clear, even for this area, and it is a well-known spot for both diving and fishing. The prefecture-owned vacation village features a swimming beach, a campground, a park, and an observation deck.
  • Rojo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Komatsu-shi Marunouchikouenmachi 19
    This park was built on the site of the outermost region of Komatsu Castle, once the residence of Maeda Toshitsune, the third lord of Kaga Domain. A traditional Japanese strolling garden built around two ponds and a waterfall in the center, a stream connects the ponds and the waterfall and artificial hills provide a background landscape. The park also has cultural facilities, including a history museum, art museum, library, and teahouse. The grounds are also famous for cherry blossoms, wisteria flowers, azaleas, irises, and other seasonal flowers, as well as an old pine of historical interest.
  • Yuigaoka Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Hosu-gun Anamizumachi
    This nature-rich park is sprawls on a small hill in Anamizu Town, Hosu County, Ishikawa Prefecture. A renowned destination for viewing azaleas, when the flowers are in bloom the park explored with pink and red blossoms. The Noto Fureai Bunka Center, a community center for local residents, is located nearby, and can be used for meetings, cooking classes, and public performances on a stage. There are also lodgings available with an advance reservation.
  • Kazue Town Ryokusuien Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kazuemachi
    Kazue Town Ryokusuien Park is located in the Chayagai area in the Kazue Town district of Kanazawa City. A section of the Sogamae (a defensive moat and earthen wall) that provided two layers of protection for Kanazawa’s castle town has been reconstructed in the Park, enabling visitors to get a real feel for the history of the castle town. In spring, visitors can also enjoy the sight of beautiful shidare zakura (weeping cherry) trees.
  • Toshimayama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Hosu-gun Notocho Ushitsu I112-5
    A nature park located on the site of Tanagi Castle, a castle built some 600 years ago. The expansive park grounds occupy an entire cape, and both valleys and coastal areas can be found inside its bounds. A bridge known as Shirasagi Bridge located inside the park is Noto's only suspension bridge and is renowned for its picturesque scenery. The park also hosts facilities where visitors can learn about culture and history, including an art museum containing works created by Nihonga Japanese painter Bansho Hane, a museum dedicated to locally-born politician Shuji Masutani, a folk culture museum operating out of a local old Japanese home moved to the park, and a history museum.
  • MawakiRuins Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Hosu-gun Notocho Mawaki 19-39
    This activity-oriented part looks at the history of Japan's distant Jomon period. Various statues and other structures, modeled after Jomon period artefacts discovered in a massive dig conducted in 1980, adorn the park grounds. Many of these are unique, with no similar examples having been found at other Jomon period sites, such as a circle of logs erected standing in a circle. There's also an outdoor stage on the grounds whose design was inspired by the artefacts found here, as well as an adjoining hotel and bathhouse whose architecture was modeled after an ammonite.

Ishikawa Main Areas


Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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