Things to do in Hokuriku, Japan

2018.11.26
Cycling in Takahama, Along Fields and the Seashore
Thinking of the countryside I imagine cycling along narrow paths through fields. In Takahama, in Western Fukui just North of Kyoto, you can combine th
2018.11.23
Mt Aoba - Takahama’s Highest Viewpoint
A hike up Mt Aoba offers refreshing nature, breathtaking views, and some thrilling climbing sections between its two peaks. If you’re itching to do an
2018.11.22
Eat Fugu and Live to Tell the Tale
For any foodie visiting Japan, eating fugu should be on their list of must-eat foods, since it’s next-to-impossible to have in other countries. Usuall
Tulips
2016.04.25
Let’s go to the Tulip festival at Echigo Kyuryo Park and see two hundred thousand tulips in bloom!
Each city in Japan has its own designated flower that represents the city. Niigata Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture both have tulips as their designat
Events for February
2016.01.14
【WINTER】Festivals before spring! Events for early February.
Wed, 3rd February: Honjo-ji Temple’s Oni Dance in Sanjo city, Niigata Prefecture The 3rd of February is a day called “Setsubun”, and is the start o
kenrokuen
2015.11.07
【AUTUMN】Let’s go to see the illumination at “Kenrokuen”, one of the top three gardens in Japan!
The autumn foliage is illuminated at Kenrokuen! Look at this beautiful sight! Kenrokuen is home to 340 maples, 60 Japanese Zelkova, and 420 various
Kenrokuen
2015.10.21
【AUTUMN】The best season for autumn foliage comes in late November! ”The Kenrokuen garden” in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Ishikawa Prefecture is easily accessible from Tokyo, thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen! Ishikawa Prefecture can be accessed from Tokyo in just 2 an
2015.09.04
Enjoy Japanese-style French food at “Murangozzo,”in Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture!
Murangozzo serves “Uonuma cuisine”! Murangozzo is inside“HATAGO ISEN”. It’s Japanese integrated with black and ocher, creating a sophisticated a
Fish dishes in Ryokan
2015.08.24
Enjoy a local fishery experience with fishermen at ' Umeya Ryokan' in Notojima. (Ishikawa)
Let's travel to experience local culture in Notojima! The Local fishery experience is free of charge! Notojima has an abundance fresh fish in its p
The exit of Echigo Yuzawa station
2015.08.05
An entertaining station where you can taste Japanese sake! “Echigo Yuzawa Station” in Niigata Prefecture
You can taste sake right at the station! “Kikizake-Koshi-no-shitsu” Echigo Yuzawa Station is where you can taste Japanese sake! In the back of Co C
Yuki no Otani
2015.05.27
Take a walk at “Yuki-no-Otani” in Toyama Prefecture and experience the awesome size of the walls of snow that are over 10 meters tall!
Huge walls of snow are created after removing the snow! Have you heard of Yuki-no-Otani? It might be familiar to those who like to ski, because
2015.04.06
With the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, the “Higashi Chaya-gai” or traditional old teahouse street in Kanazawa has been getting a lot of attention.
Chaya(teahouse) street is an important heritage of Gion, Kyoto. This street is located on the east side of Asano River, in Kanazawa city, Ishikaw
2015.03.10
Only in Japan! Let's go to ”Kanazawa station”, voted one of the World's most beautiful stations.
This beautiful station is drawing attention from around the world. After the opening of the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train), Kanazawa is bustl
2015.03.03
Crab, Yellowtail, and Many More Winter Delicacies at Kanazawa's Kitchen, the ”Omicho Market!”
Let's Go to Kanazawa, Closer Than Ever With the New Shinkansen Line! On March 14th, 2015, the Hokuriku Shinkansen Line will finally be open to th