Experience driving on the seashore at Chirihama Nagisa Beach Driveway, Ishikawa
© Ishikawa Prefectural Tourism League

Chirihama Nagisa Beach Driveway in Ishikawa is the only beach where you can drive an automobile along the shore. You don’t have to drive a 4WD, you can even drive a standard sized car, bus, bike or bicycle. You can rent a bicycle or car and drive it along the beach. Why not drive on the sandy beach to make a special memory of your trip? We recommend taking pictures of the beautiful scenery with the ocean in the background. 

About Chirihama Beach in Ishikawa

Experience driving on the seashore at Chirihama Nagisa Beach Driveway, Ishikawa
© Ishikawa Prefectural Tourism League

Chirihama beach in Hakui-shi, Ishikawa is a rare spot where you can drive a car along the seashore. As the sand grains are very fine, moderately moist and tightly compacted, not only can it be driven on with a 4WD, but even a standard sized car, bike or bicycle can be used. Marine sports and ocean swimming can also be enjoyed in the summertime, and you can see wonderful sight of the setting sun from the seashore.

About Chirihama Nagisa Beach Driveway 

Experience driving on the seashore at Chirihama Nagisa Beach Driveway, Ishikawa
© Ishikawa Prefectural Tourism League

"Chirihama Nagisa Beach Driveway" is the only road in Japan where people can run vehicles on a sandy beach, and it stretches approximately 8 km of "Noto-Satoyama Kaidō". Fine grains of sand containing seawater create a sandy beach that can be driven on. It is made to be run on by not only standard cars, but even large buses and motorbikes. In the splendid nature of Noto Hantō Quasi-National Park, it is a spot where you can have the best driving experience and you can drive leisurely while taking in the smell of the ocean.

How to enjoy Chirihama Nagisa Beach Driveway

Experience driving on the seashore at Chirihama Nagisa Beach Driveway, Ishikawa
© Ishikawa Prefectural Tourism League

In order to leisurely enjoy the Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, using the sightseeing tourist taxis and sightseeing buses that depart from Kanazawa Station and other locations is most convenient.

Chirihama Beach Rest House

At the Chirihama Rest House you can rent bicycles that can be ridden on the sandy beach. With a bicycle called "Beach Cruiser" that has thick tires, you can easily ride through Chirihama. Why not enjoy the invigorating feeling of riding a bicycle on the beach? The usage period is from 08:40 - 17:00 from April to November. The usage fee is 200 yen per hour, 300 yen for 3 hours, 500 yen for 6 hours (100 yen for each 1 hour extension after that).

Chirihama beach access

Experience driving on the seashore at Chirihama Nagisa Beach Driveway, Ishikawa
© Ishikawa Prefectural Tourism League

To access Chirihama beach from Tokyo, take the Hokuriku Bullet Train from Tokyo Station to Kanazawa Station. From Kanazawa station, use the JR Nanao line train to Hakui Station. It takes 7 minutes by taxi from Hakui Station to Chirihama beach

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Chirihama
  • Street Address: Imahama, Shimizuchou, Hodatsushimizu, Chirihamamachi, Hakui, Ishikawa
  • Access: Take the JR Nanao Line train from "Kanazawa Station" to "Hakui Station". It takes about 7 minutes by taxi from Hakui Station
  • Wi-Fi :Unvailable
  • Language:Japanese only
  • Ticket:Free
  • Credit cards:Not Accepted

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Chirihama Rest House
  • Street Address: 4-1 Chirihama-machi, Hakui City
  • Access: Take the JR Nanao Line train from "Kanazawa Station" to "Hakui Station". It takes about 7 minutes by taxi from Hakui Station
  • Wi-Fi :Unvailable
  • Language: Japanese only 
  • Credit cards: Accepted at restaurants and souvenir shops (JCB, American Express)

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