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Other Sightseeing Spots in Kaga / Komatsu Area

  • Kurotani Bridge
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    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamanaka Onsen Higashimachi
    A stone arch bridge and the bridge furthest downstream in the Kakusen-kei Valley, the most beautiful valley in the Hokuriku region. Built in the early Showa period to replace a previous bridge, the forest-encircled structure mixes the old-fashioned with the modern. A wooden bridge previously spanned the gap here, and it is said in ancient times countless people crossed here and climbed over the pass beyond to reach the Natadera Temple and Komatsu. The surrounding area, filled with stunning rock formations and elegant waterfalls, is known as Kurotani; the late master poet Matsuo Basho also took a liking to the area and is said to have started singing here due to its beauty.
  • Ayatorihashi Bridge
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    Ishikawa kaga city Yamanaka Onsen river
    A 94.7 meter long bridge crossing the Daishoji River in the Yamanaka Onsen hot spring resort area in Kaga, Ishikawa. The bridge is characterized by its elegant wine red color and unique, S-curve shape. The bridge was designed to resemble a cat’s cradle (“ayatori” in Japanese) with the banks on either side serving as hands. The bridge was designed with the help of Hiroshi Teshigahara, the third head of the Sogetsu school of flower arranging. The view of the Kakusen-kei Valley from the bridge is the definition of picturesque scenery and the bridge is a popular destination as part of walking courses in the area for tourists. After sunset, the bridge is lit up, creating a fairy tale-like sight.
  • Koorogi Bridge
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsenkorogimachi
    A bridge made entirely of hinoki cypress crossing the Daishoji River in the Yamanaka Onsen hot spring resort area in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The Kakusen-kei Valley, which extends from the Koorogi Bridge to the Kurotani Bridge downstream, is famous for its picturesque scenery, and visitors can enjoy seasonal beauty here, from fall foliage to fresh spring verdure. The Kakusen-kei Valley is furnished with a walking path and is a popular area for visitors to walk. There are a variety of theories as to the origin of the bridge’s name; one theory says that the area was once called “koro-gi” (dangerous path) due to its perilous nature, while another theory states that the name comes from the crickets (“koorogi” in Japanese) which sing in abundance in autumn.
  • Kasa Misaki Lighthouse
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Hashitatemachi
  • Wagatani Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi
  • Akaze Dam
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Komatsu-shi Akazemachi
  • Kakusenkei Walkway
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Kaga-shi Yamanaka Onsen
  • Wagatani dam Mizumi
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Yamanakaonsenwagatanimachi

Ishikawa 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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