Trip with a Rent a Car in Ishikawa pref: A tour of Insta-worthy photo spots and picturesque scenery the whole family can enjoy
What we'll do
You can go to Kanazawa city and Wajima city.
Especially suited for families that want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ishikawa, there are all sorts of things to do and places to see on this tour. Take a drive on the vehicle-friendly Chirihama Kaigan Beach, feel history through traditional hearths at the Nansoh Museum of Art, and admire the evening scenery and sunset from the Chirihama Beach Driveway. Don’t forget to take lots of photos! At the last stop, Senmaida, you can experience a true rarity: illuminated rice fields.
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Komatsu Airport Shop.
The shop is 7 minutes drive from JR Komatsu Sta. In front of Komatsu Airport.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way:Available inside / outside the prefecture
*To/from Komatsu Airport.
- Price per person
- 8,300 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
Things you'll need:
-Money to buy lunch
-Transportation fees to get you to the meeting place
Often called one of the world’s most beautiful train station, Kanazawa Station perfectly captures the mix between the city’s traditional craftsmen past and its visions for the future. On arrival, visitors will be wowed by the massive wooden gate called Tsuzumi-mon, resembling a torii gate found in front of Japanese shrines. Kanazawa City is a major cultural hub, and the two pillars of the gate resemble tsuzumi, a drum used in Noh theatre, hence its name. A variety of artwork such as lacquerware, woodwork, and ceramics can also be found on the pillars in the station building’s central concourse, paying tribute to Kanazawa’s past.
2Nansoh Museum of Art
In the past, the leaders of Nansoh held an appreciation for art and tea ceremony and therefore encouraged the importation of culture. This resulted in a collection of works of art such as paintings, calligraphy, lacquer art, and metalwork principally from Japan, China, and Korea. The Nansoh family's works of art have been treasured and protected through the years, and in 2000 the Nansoh Museum of Arts was renamed to make it what it is today. The entranceway and the edge of traditional sunken hearths can be seen from the main building. Firewood is burned in the hearths even today, creating a calm atmosphere. Antique wardrobes and other furniture allow visitors to experience the appearance of olden times.
3Chirihama Beach Driveway
Have you ever dreamed about driving down the beach and watching the sunset over the ocean? At the Chirihama Beach Driveway, you’ll have a chance to realize this dream. The driveway stretches eight kilometers, and the fine sand particles make for a firm beach. Thrill seekers and families alike can enjoy a car ride on the beach while basking in the rays of the setting sun. Add in some seawater bathing, seashell gathering, and local food specialities such as yaki-sazae (grilled turban seashells) and yaki-hamaguri (grilled clams) and you’ve got a perfect day at the beach.
4Shiroyone Senmaida Rice Terraces
The Shiroyone Senmaida Rice Terraces are located in Wajima city (Ishikawa Prefecture) and are facing the Sea of Japan. The rare sight of small rice fields leading up to the coast has given the spot the reputation of being one of the most beautiful rice terraces in the country and was registered as a national cultural property. It is one of the most famous tourist spots in the Okunoto region and is part of the “Noto Peninsula Satoya Satoumi” agricultural heritage.