【Accepting support comments】Your next trip to Japan should be to Hokuriku! Here's the latest information on tourist spots in Ishikawa, Toyama, and Fukui

Higashi Chaya District, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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The Hokuriku region, including Ishikawa, Toyama, and Fukui, is a tourist area where you can enjoy the beauty of nature, overlooking the Sea of Japan and magnificent mountains. Kanazawa, where the atmosphere of the ancient capital remains, such as Higashi Chaya District and Kenrokuen, and Noto and Himi, famous for their fresh and exquisite seafood, are also famous. Many people may be considering them as their next travel destination. We will provide the latest information for those who are wondering whether airplanes and trains are operating and whether tourist spots are open as usual after the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake.

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Latest transportation information in the Hokuriku region. What is the status of flights and trains? (Updated on February 5, 2024)

Transportation information in the Hokuriku region

Hokuriku ShinkansenOperating as usual

Transportation information in Ishikawa Prefecture

Noto Satoyama AirportFlights between Noto and Haneda resumed from January 27. Operating only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for the time being
Komatsu Airport
Only flights to Taipei (Taoyuan), Shanghai, and Seoul are operating
Hokuriku Railway
Partial resumption of operations
Kanazawa City Bus
Operating only the clockwise route for the time being

Transportation information in Toyama Prefecture

Toyama Kitokito AirportOperating as usual
Operating as usual
Ai no Kaze Toyama Railway
Operating as usual
Kurobe Gorge
Tourism possible

Transportation information in Fukui Prefecture

Fukui RailwayOperating as usual

Latest tourist information in the Hokuriku region. Can you visit tourist spots in Noto and Kanazawa? (Updated on February 5, 2024)

Tourist information in Ishikawa Prefecture


Regular opening from January 20th (Saturday) (from 8:00 AM)

※Some areas are off-limits

※Early morning/night opening will not be implemented for the time being

Higashi Chaya District
Can be visited as usual
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Reopening part of the exchange zone from February 6th (Tuesday)
Kaga Onsen Village
Some tourist facilities are temporarily closed. Hokuriku Shinkansen Kaga Onsen Station will open from March 16th (Saturday).
Yamashiro Onsen
Mostly regular business (only some are temporarily closed or have usage restrictions)
Yamanaka Onsen
Regular business
Wakura Onsen

Due to the lack of prospects for business operations, the entire building is closed

*Only disaster recovery workers can be accommodated in some lodging facilities

Wajima Onsen
Many lodging facilities are closed

Tourist Information in Toyama Prefecture

Takaoka City Fujiko・F・Fujio Hometown Gallery

Normal operation

Zuiryuji Temple
Open for viewing as usual
Takaoka Daibutsu
Open for viewing as usual
Amaharashi Coast
Open for tourism
Himi Onsen Village
Some lodging facilities have reopened

Tourist Information in Fukui Prefecture

TojinboOpen for tourism
Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum
Normal operation
Awara Onsen
Some facilities are temporarily closed or have restrictions on the use of some in-house facilities for damage assessment
Eiheiji Temple
Open for viewing as usual
Echizen Matsushima Aquarium
Normal operation

Hokuriku region is full of attractions! Where should you visit in Ishikawa, Toyama, and Fukui?

Tourist spots in Ishikawa Prefecture

Kenrokuen Kanazawa Ishikawa
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Kanazawa Castle Ishikawa Gate Kanazawa Ishikawa Prefecture
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Ishikawa Prefecture, located on the Sea of Japan side of central Honshu, is broadly divided into four areas: 'Noto', 'Kanazawa', 'Hakusan', and 'Kaga'. The northern part is a peninsula that juts out into the sea, with a vertically long terrain. Each area is dotted with famous hot spring resorts and scenic spots.

Kanazawa is dotted with photogenic spots that are uniquely Japanese, such as one of Japan's three most famous gardens, 'Kenrokuen', the symbol of the castle town, 'Kanazawa Castle Park', and the townhouse-lined 'Higashi Chaya District'. The Noto area, surrounded by the Sea of Japan, is full of beautiful landscapes, Hokuriku gourmet food, and famous hot springs! Among them, Wakura Onsen, which opened 1200 years ago, is the best hot spring resort on the Noto Peninsula. Highlights include strolling and eating in the bustling seaside hot spring town, and large-scale fireworks festivals held in spring and summer.

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How to enjoy sightseeing in Ishikawa Kanazawa and Hokuriku by train or bus! A must-see for hot spring enthusiasts!

Tourist spots in Toyama Prefecture

Kurobe Autumn Leaves Toyama Prefecture
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Tonami Tulip Fair Toyama Prefecture
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Known as one of the gateways to the magnificent Japanese Alps, Toyama is rich in attractions, with numerous tourist spots within the prefecture.

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, also known as the "Roof of Japan", connects Nagano Prefecture to Toyama Prefecture. Don't worry if you're concerned about walking or hiking the entire route! The Alpine Route offers various ways to enjoy the journey through the mountains. The vehicles available include a green electric trolley bus, a 360° panorama ropeway, and a cable car. The "Kurobe Unazuki Canyon Route", which will connect Kurobe Dam and Keyakidaira Station of the Kurobe Gorge Railway, is scheduled to open in June 2024. The greatest charm of this route is the combination of the vehicles and the changing scenery of each season, allowing you to enjoy beautiful views throughout the year.

Also, in spring, the "Tonami Tulip Fair", where 3 million tulips of 300 varieties bloom, is bustling. The Zuiryuji Temple and Takaoka Daibutsu in Takaoka City, and the Toyama City Glass Art Museum are also popular tourist destinations.

▽For more details, check the article below
Take Kurobe Gorge Railway to Enjoy Magnificent Scenery!

Tourist spots in Fukui Prefecture

Maruoka Castle Fukui Prefecture Sakura
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Tojinbo coast sea Fukui Prefecture
Copyright : Fukui Prefecture & Fukui Prefectural Tourism Federat

In Fukui Prefecture, there are many spots where you can feel its history and culture, such as castles and temples. Among them, Maruoka Castle is the most famous. Maruoka Castle is the only castle in the Hokuriku region with an surviving castle tower and has been designated as an Important Cultural Property by the country. In addition, Tojinbo, a scenic spot of a cliff designated as a natural monument, is a representative tourist spot. The "columnar joint of olivine andesite" that spreads over about 1km along the coastline is very powerful! It is said that there are only three places in the world with this scale. Also, Echizen crab is famous as a winter delicacy, and many tourists visit in winter to eat crabs. It is also known as a prefecture where manufacturing is thriving, and the representative of that is Sabae glasses in Sabae City. There are also hot spring areas such as Awara Onsen scattered throughout the prefecture, so you will not have trouble finding a place to stay.

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What Are the Attractions of Sightseeing in Fukui Prefecture, Japan? Recommended Spots, Food, and How to Enjoy Fukui Prefecture in Details

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After the 2024 Noto Peninsula Earthquake, disaster support is being carried out step by step, focusing on Noto, which suffered great damage. However, there are many areas where full-scale recovery is yet to come due to major weather and geographical challenges. In areas with less damage, accommodation and commercial facilities have already resumed normal operations, but it is a fact that they are suffering from a decline in customers and damage to their reputation due to the image of "we should not go yet".

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