Hokuriku – Northern Coastal Nature and Tradition by rail
5 nights | 6 days
Hokuriku is a region located in the northwestern part of Honshu, Japan’s main island.
It consists of three prefectures namely Fukui, Ishikawa and Toyama. It is also known for having the highest volume of snowfall for inhabited places around the world. Don’t let the cold weather drive you away!
Thanks to the Hokuriku Shinkansen (bullet train), the Hokuriku area is getting significant attention from not only Japanese people but also tourists from foreign countries. Be impressed by some of the most stunning nature Japan has to offer, traditional Japanese craftmanship, and you will definitely love the very fresh food.
At the heart of the Hokuriku we find Ishikawa Prefecture, perhaps the most famous among the three, thanks to Kanazawa, the largest city in the region with a strong cultural and historical identity.
In addition to one of the most famous Japanese gardens, the Kenroku-en, you can explore the geisha district, with its tearooms hidden behind traditional buildings, or the samurai alley, as well as a temple which is said to have been used for centuries for ninja practices.
Moreover, the peninsula of Noto, will surprise you with a rural and unspoilt Japan, linked to ancient traditions and absolutely authentic.