Trip with a Rent a Car in Ishikawa pref: Cosplay, sweets, and scenery tour for Instagram lovers
What we'll do
You can enjoy Kaga city, Kanazawa city, and Hakusan city in Ishikawa prefecture.
Perfect for women in their 20s, this tour includes several experiences hard to find elsewhere. Visit Katano Kaigan Beach, known as Japan’s Cappadocia, followed by a stop at the Soryokan where you can try cosplay and take photos. After that, you can go to some onsen and enjoy the townscape of Little Kyoto.
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
1Katano Kaigan Beach
Katano Kaigan Beach is a swimming beach that features the crystal-clear ocean and a fresh, green pine forest in the background. It is also outfitted with the Kaga Kaigan Nature Trail and cycling roads. On clear days, visitors to the beach can gaze out over the winding coastline to see as far as Fukui prefecture's famously beautiful Tojinbo cliffs. Kamoike, located in the hilly area of Katano, is known for being home to tens of thousands of ducks. Casting a rake-shaped net called sakaami to catch low-flying ducks in this hilly area is a winter tradition called "sakaami hunt" found only here.
Soryokan is a reconstruction of what was once the main residence building of the Kubo Hikobei family, which held a great influence on the cargo ships that played an active role from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period. The name Soryokan (蘇染館) was derived from the Japanese words for beam (梁) and restore (蘇).
Upon entering, visitors can feel the atmosphere of times long past through the room arrangement and design of the building. Visitors to Soryokan can also use the building for photoshoots, which is especially attractive for those who want to try anime character cosplay. Photos can also be taken at the temples nearby Soryokan, so if you're interested, don't pass up the chance to give it a shot.
3Yamashiro Onsen Ko-soyu
Yamashiro Onsen is made up of two bathhouses: Soyu and Ko-soyu. The one called Soyu is a new, spacious public bath; the other is the one introduced on this page, called Ko-soyu. Ko-soyu is a restoration of a bathhouse from the Meiji era. Not limited to the exterior and interior design, however, this bathhouse reproduces the bathing experience of the time it was first built, allowing visitors to enjoy soaking in an onsen called yu-ami. At the Taiken-gata Onsen Museum, visitors can enjoy onsen history and culture while bathing, making it a popular spot. The rest area on the second floor as well as the kutani-ware tiles of the walls and floor of the bath area have been restored to exactly how they once were. Boasting a history of 1,300 years, Yamashiro Onsen is centered around the bathhouse Soyu, and shops and ryokan hotels are lined up in Yu no Gawa (hot-water district), preserving the look of the town even today.
4Higashi Chaya District
The Higashi Chaya District, a popular tourist spot in Kanazawa, was designated as a national important historical district for its beautiful, traditional buildings. The buildings have traditional wooden walls and doors, and the pavement is made of old stones. It is a great area for enjoying food and shopping, with cafes and shops selling traditional Japanese sweets and arts and crafts. In the Ochaya Shima, designated an important cultural property, you can experience a traditional tea house.
Tokumitsu Beach is a swimming area next to Matsuto Seaside Park. Open every year from mid-July to mid-August, the beach is equipped with shower facilities and restrooms. Swimming is the main activity at the beach, of course, but visitors can also take walks in Matsuto Seaside Park, and there is even an area within the park reserved for barbecues. On top of all that, there are also onsen and indoor pool facilities, ensuring that children and adults alike can enjoy a relaxing day.
The beach is easy to get to as well, with direct access from the highway and convenient parking at the Hokuriku Expressway Tokumitsu Parking Area.
This is a great spot to spend a fun day with friends while basking in the sea breeze.
6Chirihama 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.