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Immerse yourself in the abundant natural beauty.
There are places of attraction from season to season.

  1. Gregarious Rugosas
  2. Gregarious Tiger Lilies
  3. Gregarious Skunk Cabbage
  4. Iwama Funsento-gun (Sinter Cones)
  5. Buckwheat field
  6. Hyakumangan-no-iwa (one-million-kan rock)
  7. Oboke-sugi Cedar
  8. Yonaki-icho (ginkgo tree crying at night)
  9. Big Cedar in Gojudani
  10. Big Horse Chestnut in Ota
Gregarious Rugosas
The colony of rugosas in Takematsu-machi (municipally designated cultural asset) is located near the south limit for this species in Japan. According to a survey of natural monuments in the Taisho period (1912-1926), the colony was the largest of this kind in the prefecture. The pentamerous pink flowers are in full bloom from late April to mid-June, exuding a rose-like fragrance. Gregarious Rugosas
*Takematsu-machi, Hakusan City
Gregarious Tiger Lilies
The colony of tiger lilies in the forest reserve in Hatta-machi, which had once been in danger of extinction, has been restored through the elaborate care of the Hatta-machi Tiger Lily Preservation Association.  Nowadays as many as 15,000 flowers bloom.
From the end of July into the beginning of August, the beautifully bright orange tiger lily flowers bloom profusely all around.
Gregarious Tiger Lilies
*Hatta-machi, Hakusan City
Gregarious Skunk Cabbage
In the southern part of Hakusan City, at the foot of mountains, there are places where Japanese skunk cabbages can be observed.
Some of the largest colonies in the prefecture are found around this area including Oarashi-yama (Shiramine), where approx. 40,000 are growing, as well as Nekuratani (Shiramine), Sena-yurin Park (Onabara) and Wassogadake (Higashi-Futakuchi). They are in full bloom from late April to mid-May.
Gregarious Skunk Cabbage
Iwama Funsento-gun (Sinter Cones)
This place has been nationally designated as a special natural monument. The lime contained in the gushing hot spring water, at nearly 100 degrees Celsius, has been deposited to form tower-like travertine objects.
* Natural disasters have devastated the towers, which should be restored naturally by the hot spring water still gushing out in the vicinity.
Iwama Funsento-gun (Sinter Cones)
*Ozo, Hakusan City
Buckwheat field
In early September, the buckwheat field in Mitsuyano-machi is covered with a carpet of white flowers. A piece of scenery giving a sense of the approaching autumn. Buckwheat field
*Mitsuyano-machi, Hakusan City
Hyakumangan-no-iwa (one-million-kan rock)
This huge stone, reaching 16 meters in height with a circumference of 52 meters, was carried to this place by a massive flood in 1934. The name is derived from a report that its weight must be more than one million kan (1 kan = approx. 3.75 kilograms), implying the awfulness of the flood at that time. Designated as a prefectural natural monument. Hyakumangan-no-iwa (one-million-kan rock)
*Shiramine Ichinose, Hakusan City
Oboke-sugi Cedar
Designated as one of "Japan's Best 100 Trees", and a national natural monument. This 650-year-old tree is so huge, spreading out its limbs overwhelmingly, that you might not believe that it is just a cedar tree. The name is derived from its shape, which resembles a Buddhist altar offering bowl heaped with rice (oboke). Oboke-sugi Cedar
*Yoshino, Hakusan City
Yonaki-icho (ginkgo tree crying at night)
Designated as a prefectural natural monument.
This big ginkgo tree, with a circumference of 7 meters and a height of 35 meters, is estimated to be at least 500 years old.
The name is derived from a folktale in which a tengu, a Japanese goblin with a long nose, who once lived in this tree cried loudly at night.
Yonaki-icho (ginkgo tree crying at night)
*Seto, Hakusan City
Big Cedar in Gojudani
This big Japanese cedar tree, which has been designated as a prefectural natural monument, is estimated to be approx. 700 years old. In a forest with relatively good natural conditions, it is still young in terms of tree vigor despite its age. In this regard, it is supposed that its seedling originally took root and grew up in a wild state in a beech zone, and that the tree survived the surrounding development for fuelwood forestry or slash-and-burn agriculture. Big Cedar in Gojudani
*Gojudani, Hakusan City
Big Horse Chestnut in Ota
Designated as a national natural monument. About one-hour walk from Do-no-mori Shrine. This is the biggest horse chestnut tree in Japan. With a trunk measuring approx. 13 meters in circumference, the sight of its gigantic figure conveys the profundity of the natural world around Mt. Hakusan. Big Horse Chestnut in Ota
*Shiramine, Hakusan City