Spots in Kaga / Komatsu Area

  • Yunokuni Tensyo
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    4.0
    299 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamashironsen 19-49-1
    "A hotel located in the Yamashiro Onsen hot spring district, one of the Kaga area's many hot spring villages. A free scheduled shuttlebus connects the hotel to JR Kagaonsen Station and the facility offers relaxing daytrip hot spring bath plans. In addition to a full range of facilities including Japanese and Western-style guest rooms, banquet halls, and a restaurant which serves local seasonal cuisine, the hotel also has an amazing 18 different hot spring baths. The baths are fed from the hotel's own alkaline hot spring, the ""Bihada no Yu."" Each bath area has a different design. The walls of the ""Kutani no Yudokoro"" are decorated with beautiful Kutani ware designs as is appropriate to the Kaga area. After your bath, you can make your own hot spring slow-boiled egg to enjoy. In the summer, the hotel also operates a garden pool. Of course you can swim in the pool and savor the summertime atmosphere."

    This is a large ryokan, although the lay out makes it seem and feel more intimate. Check in was professional and friendly as was our orientation with a cup of green tea made by staff in our room...

  • Nata-dera Temple
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    4.5
    214 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Komatsushi Natamachi Yu 122
    This is a temple of the Koyasan Shingon sect located in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It is said that it was established by Taicho in 717. The ground of the temple is large and the nature is beautiful like a landscape painting. The temple is known as the enchanted land with unusual rocks and the main shrine is connected to a huge, rocky cave. It is the sacred place of “Iwa-ya Tainai Kuguri” where sins are purified and people are reborn. There are many buildings including the main shrine and the three-storied pagoda which are certified as important cultural assets of the country. It is also known as a famous sightseeing spot of leaves changing color in autumn. There are no railings on the roads or stairs in the premises, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended when visiting the site.

    We came here on a beautiful afternoon and was not disappointed with the temple and its surroundings. The map tht comes along with the admission fee is very useful to cover the full ground from...

  • Motorcar Museum of Japan
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    4.5
    118 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Komatsushi Futatsunashimachi Ikkanyama 40
    The Motorcar Museum of Japan in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture is a specialty motorcar museum. In the European-style building with a red tiled roof, it exhibits about 500 vehicles which were popular in Japan in the 20th century. In the museum, various car models such as a three-wheel truck, sports cars, famous European vehicles and buses are categorized for each manufacturer and genre to introduce them. You can find rare and one-of-a-kind vehicles, including a Rolls Royce which the late Princess Diana used when she visited Japan.

    We planned our route around Japan so that we could visit this museum. It did not disappoint. Nicely set out in a stylish older building on three floors. British phone boxes and a London taxi were...

  • Tsukiusaginosato
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    4.0
    146 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Nagaimachi 43-41
    This rabbit theme park is located in Nagaimachi Town, Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The area maintains the legend of the “moon rabbit” who saves the village from torrential rains as reward for saving it first. Rabbits are said to bring good fortune. Every day, there are more than 50 rabbits playing about in the square. You can touch them, give them food, or join in “holding time” held two to three times per day. There are also restaurants and shops selling many rabbit goods.

    Our tour group visited this park on a sunny afternoon after leaving Osaka and arrived late afternoon. Basically a petting rabbit garden with about 50 hoppers onsite, they seem to be well-fed...

  • Yamashiro Onsen Kosoyu
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    4.5
    88 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamashiro Onsen 18-128
    "This public bathhouse located in Yamashiro Onsen is a rebuilt Meiji period ""soyu"" (a public bathhouse whose baths were filled only with water straight from a spring). The rest lounge on the second floor and the Kutani ware tiles used on the floors and walls of the bathing areas are also reproductions of the bathhouse' originals, and bathers can enjoy a relaxing soak while coming in contact with the history of Yamashiro Onsen. In addition to its exterior and interior, the bathhouse also notably recreates the ""yuami"" style of bathing which was used at the time."

    We stayed here because it is quieter than Yamanaka. However, you can visit the temple, public bath houses, some souvenirs shop. Ate teshoku dinner here on the Main Street and it was authentic and...

  • Ishikawa Zoo
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Nomishi Tokusanmachi 600
    Located in the Tokusan Town of Nomi City, Ishikawa Zoo occupies a 23-hectare site which makes effective use of the natural topography to enable the animals to live in an environment that resembles their natural environment as closely as possible. There is also a Japanese Crested Ibis Breeding Center within the Zoo, which is implementing a breeding program for this bird species. The Center itself is not open to the public, but visitors can view a live video food of the Ibises in the Animal Learning Center. Ishikawa Zoo also holds a variety of special events, including the Spring and Autumn Fureai Matsuri (friendship festivals) and Night Zoo activities on summer evenings, etc.

    I visited in June, and felt that they could have, should have made the animals enclosures so much larger and more natural. Most of the animals were lonely, the elephant was in a cement enclosure...

  • Matsui Hideki Baseball Museum
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    4.0
    65 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Nomishi Yamaguchimachi T 58
    The “Matsui Hideki Baseball Museum” is exactly that—a museum about Hideki Matsui, where you can learn about his life and passions. A number of precious items are on display—items from his childhood, from his days with the Yomiuri Giants, and from his days in the US Major Leagues. The wonderful array of documents and goods are sure to please any fan. five minutes by car from Komatsu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Some really cool memorabilia here if you are a baseball fan. From the old Yankee Stadium, they have Matsuis actual locker area, panels of the outfield fence, and several actual seats from the...

  • Royal Hotel Yamanaka Onsen Kajikaso
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    3.5
    112 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsenkajikamachi Ho -100
    A hotel located in Yamanaka Onsen, one of the many hot spring villages in the Kaga area. The hotel is a 25 minute drive from the Kaga Interchange. A free scheduled shuttlebus also connects JR Kagaonsen Station to the hotel. Built along the river running through the Kakusen-kei Valley, one of the hotel's charms is that you can bath in an outdoor bath while listening to the burble of the river and taking in the lush surrounding scenery. The hotel has a bar and restaurant where you can eat seasonal kaiseki course cuisine and sip local liquors. The hotels buffet-style breakfast includes a variety of distinctive Ishikawa morning choices like Kanazawa-style curry. The Ayatori Bridge, a one minute walk from the hotel, is the starting point of a walking course which follows picturesque Kakusen-kei Valley.

    This place is full of Showa period style and atmosphere, a gold age of Japanese prosperity in the 80s. Clean yet some signs of aging are inevitable. Stiff but friendly service. Nice Japanese...

  • Roadside Station Komatsu Kibagata
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    4.0
    46 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ishikawa Pref. Komatsushi Rendaijimachi Ke 2-2
    "A roadside station located right next to the Rendaiji Interchange on the National Route 8 Bypass. The station's farmhouse restaurant, Shikisai, serves original set meals made with an abundance of local ingredients such as Hotarumai rice grown in the firefly-rich mountains of the area, as well as local Komatsu dishes like ""Komatsu Udon"" noodles, once a favorite of the great poet Matsuo Basho. The recommended ""Tomato Curry"" is a limited time dish made using Komatsu-grown tomatoes and only the water from the vegetables used in it. The station's farm-fresh shop Jinomonya sells a wide selection of fresh-picked farm produce and processed foods."

    地元のお土産を買うのに立ち寄りました。 山手に近いだけに野菜中心ですが、色々買えて 良かったです。 名前を呼ばれて振り向くと、顔見知りが居ました。 何故、此処に居るの?と聞きましたら隣で畑をしてて 此処で販売させて頂きます。と・・・ 偶然に何年かぶりに会いました。

  • Komatsu-no-Mori Waku-waku Komatsu Kan
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    4.0
    97 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Prefecture Komatsu City Komatsu no Dori 1
    An interactive museum built on the site of a former factory belonging to the Komatsu construction machinery company a one minute walk from the east exit of JR Komatsu Station. In the Wakuwaku Komatsukan facility, you can use interactive exhibits to learn about the science and mechanisms of construction machinery. There's also a Komatsu 930E, an electric dump truck more than two stories tall and one of the largest in the world, on display on the grounds which you can climb into. Meanwhile, in the Genki Satoyama park, modeled after the woodlands of the Kaga region, you can view a diverse variety of local plants and animals, and even see fireflies at night in early summer. Admission free.

    A wood and park run by the Komatsu company, maker of construction vehicles, mainly diggers. The wood is fairly big, narrow but a nice walk, and the park is quite large. The main attraction is a giant...

  • Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice
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    4.5
    70 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Ushiodumachi A) 106
    Founded in 1994, the Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014; the Museum is focused on the multi-faceted achievements of Dr. Ukichiro Nakaya, the first scientist in the world to successfully create artificial snow crystals. Using experiments and observational displays, the Museum shows, in an easy-to-understand way, how the study of snow and ice has developed since Dr. Nakaya’s breakthrough. The Museum also holds a variety of special events, including lectures and photography exhibitions, etc. The Museum is located around five minutes’ drive from the Katayamazu Interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Its a fairly small place and I cant imagine spending more than an hour here. It is pretty interesting though - the snowflake photos were beautiful (more exciting than it sounds...) The highlight...

  • Tedori Fish Land
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Nomishi Aomachi Tsu 58
    A compound facility along Prefectural Route 157 in Aomachi Town, Nomi City. Naturally the amusement park has roller coasters, a Ferris wheel and other attractions. There’s a “Ultraman Stadium” with a show stage, an exhibition corner, and an official shop, as well as a fishing pond for carp, goldfish, and freshwater fish. Also, there is a pet shop and game corner which are never closed.

    The stadium has Ultraman shows and shops. And There are also roller coasters, Ferris wheel , Kanazwa curry and merry-go-round. You can enjoy it with your...

  • Kutaniyaki Art Museum
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Daishoujijikatamachi 1 -10-13
    Kutaniyaki Art Museum is a museum in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture that is dedicated to Kutani-ware porcelain. The first floor of the Museum has exhibition rooms with masterpieces of Kutani-ware on display; the second floor has a tearoom and a multi-function event space that can be used for lectures, concerts, formal tea parties, etc. As the Museum is located within Ko-kutani-no-mori Oyamizu Park, it is a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful flowers and greenery of the park, which change with the seasons.

    My daughter and I visited the museum and had a personalized tour in Japanese. I was quite fortunate since my daughter was able to translate it to English. It was very interesting to learn about the...

  • Ataka Sumiyoshi Jinjya
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    3.5
    51 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Komatsushi Atakamachi Tab 17
    "A Shinto shrine more than 1,200 years old located close to Ataka Beach. Based on the legend of the samurai Minamoto no Yoshitsune and the warrior monk Benkei as retold in media such as the famous kabuki play ""Kanjincho"", this shrine is the only one in the country dedicated specifically to overcoming adversity and many worshippers offer ema votive tablets to the shrine in the hope they will overcome their own difficulties. Some of the shrine ground's highlights include a pine forest selected as one of the most beautiful stretches of pine dotted sandy beach in the country, and a monument inscribed with a poem by Akiko Yosano. The shrine can be chartered to conduct a Shinto style wedding ceremony in front of the main shrine with traditional gagaku and kagura music. The shrine, its ema votive tablets decorated with kitamaebune ships, the Kishu Festival, and the Ataka Festival were registered as part of the Kitamaebune Port of Call Japan Heritage entry in 2018."

    This shrine stands near Atakano Seki pass, a historical site of Kanjincho Kabuki story. While there is only a monument at Ataka Pass, there is a building in this shrine. You can go inside and listen...

  • Yamanaka Onsen Kuriya Yasohachi
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsensugatanimachi B-62
    A Japanese restaurant which makes use of select ingredients. Operating out of a remodeled old townhome, the elegant building was awarded a prize by the city government for beautifying the area. The restaurant has counter and tatami mat seating; whichever area you choose, you'll be able to enjoy a relaxing meal. The restaurant's menu primarily focuses on creative takes on Japanese cuisine. Dedicated to using choice ingredients, the restaurant's food is made with seafood from nearby waters and vegetables stocked from select contracted farms.

    My wife and I enjoy visiting Ishikawa-ken because it is away from the typical tourist crush...it is quiet, refined, clean, and unhurried. We keep searching for those ryokans which cater to couples...

  • Kitamaebune Ship Museum
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Hashitatemachi Yi 1 - 1-1
    "A museum which contains exhibits on ""kitamaebune,"" shipping vessels which plied the waters of the Sea of Japan from the mid-Edo period to the mid-Meiji period. The museum is housed in an estate which was built by a kitamaebune ship owner in 1876. The structure was built with the highest quality materials and its lacquered pillars and ceilings are still lustrous today. The museum's many exhibits include ema votive tablets decorated with ships used to pray for safe voyages, model ships given by ship builders to ship owners, sailing instruments, furniture used on the ships, and more. The 2,000 lacecap hydrangeas which grow in the inner courtyard come into stunning bloom from mid-June to early July."

    The ship owner residence built in 1878 Meiji Era by a Kitamaebune Ship owner Chohei Sakatani is now housed the Kitamaebune Ship Museum. This year Museum is recognized as Japan’s National Heritage...

  • Rosanjin's Iroha Thatched Hut
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamashironsen 18-5
    The site where the great artist Rosanjin stayed for a half year starting in the fall of 1915. Iroha is located in the Yamashiro Onsen hot spring resort area in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The structure was originally a detached villa which belong to the long-standing Yoshinoya ryokan inn; the main building was erected in the early Meiji period. The site is open to the general public, and the workroom decorated with plaques inscribed with calligraphy, study, and living room with sunken hearth are preserved in the same sate as when Rosanjin was in residence. The site’s warehouse has been converted into a display space which is continuously used to present special exhibitions.
  • Kibagata Park
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    4.0
    26 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.

    一周6.4KMのジョギングコースとしてよいです。桜や白山が綺麗で心地よいです。ドッグランや遊具もあるので子連れや犬連れの方もよく居ます。新聞で東側が何か公園施設が開発されるそうなので楽しみです。

  • Roadside Station Yamanaka Onsen Yukemuri Kenko-Mura
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsenkorogimachi Ai 19
    "A roadside station located in Yamanaka Onsen, one of Kaga's many hot spring districts. The station sells local rice and vegetables, as well as snacks, traditional crafts, and other goods perfect for souvenirs. The station's ""kiku no onsen tamago"" slow-boiled eggs are particularly popular and are characterized by a gooey texture and rich flavor. One recommended product is the station's paper reusable shopping bags painted with Yamanaka lacquer; there are 23 colors to choose from. The Yuyukan, located on the station's grounds, has a heated pool, hot spring baths fed by a Yamanaka Onsen natural hot spring, gym, and a full array of other facilities. A great place to relax for the whole family. The station is open year round, while other facilities on the grounds are closed on Tuesdays."

    ここは日帰り温泉に良く使います、年に数回来ます道の駅併設でゆーゆかんがあります道の駅では山中のみやげ物の販売またソフトクリームの販売もしています風呂は泉質が良く好きな風呂です。

  • Hanibe Gankutsuin
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    3.0
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Komatsu-shi Ryumyojimachi I1
    The northeast side of Komatsu City has produced large quantities of stone and the area is dotted with several old stone quarries. This Buddhist cave temple was opened in 1951 and makes use of one such former stone mine. Here, visitors can view a huge number of Buddhist statues. The cavern is 150 meters long. The temple is not dedicated to any specific Buddhist sect and all are welcome to visit.

    Went to Ishikawa to visit a friend and she brought me to these hell caves. I would have to say that this was the most unexpected attraction I have come across in japan. The entire journey is said...

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