Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road
This toll road connects Hakusan City, Ishikawa Prefecture and Shirakawa-go, Gifu Prefecture. It is open from mid-June to mid-November. Driving along the road, you can see the beautiful scenery of Mt. Hakusan, as well as the local residents' traditional way of life.
Hiking up Mt. Hakusan and strolling around Shiramine
This route includes hiking up Mt. Hakusan and sightseeing in Shiramine, which is an Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. Everybody from primary school and junior high school students to middle-aged people and seniors can enjoy Mt. Hakusan. Its many attractions include alpine plants and virgin forests of beech trees. In addition, you can see important traditional buildings and enjoy the hot spring in Shiramine.
Strolling around Tsurugi
As the location of Shirayama Hime Jinja Shrine, the Tsurugi area has kept its old traditions alive. There are many fermented-product businesses, such as sake breweries and soy-sauce manufacturers. You can enjoy strolling in an atmosphere of traditional culture.
Strolling around the Matto Station area
The Matto area has a cultural atmosphere characterized by haiku poems and art museums. The local Japanese sweets are well known. You can enjoy strolling around the town.
Strolling around the Mikawa Station area
Mikawa is a port town which flourished during the time of the Kitamae trading ships. You can learn about the distinctive food culture and history of Mikawa.