Sightseeing spots of the four seasons
【１】A popular spot to go hunting for autumn leaves in Hietsuno
Autumn in Japan is said to be the season when you can enjoy the vivid yellows and reds of autumn leaves. Let us introduce the must-see spots for the best autumn leaves scenery and recommended sightseeing spots for Hietsuno.
[Ishikawa] Yoko-ji Temple
Yoko-ji Temple is an ancient temple of the Soto sect that was founded in 1312. It is also known as a famous place where you can enjoy beautiful autumn leaves, so many people visit.
A Zazen (Zen meditation) experience that is popular with foreign tourists is also on offer.
Maple and Kaede trees with branches that stretch out and overlap with the tile-roofed grounds and passageways, show their beauty. The powerful collaboration between the temple and the autumn leaves illuminated during the peak season is worth a visit.
Quasi-National Park Mt.Nijo
Mt. Nijo, which consists of two peaks, is well-known as a famous place for the moon and autumn leaves. The roughly 8.4 km-long Man-yo Line, which gently surrounds the mountain, is popular as a course for driving and hiking. The view is good, and there is a sweeping panorama of the Tateyama mountain range, Toyama Bay, and Noto Peninsula, etc.
[Noto] Yamanotera Collection of Temples
This is a group of temples laid out by Maeda Toshiie, the father of the Kaga Domain, to defend against attacks from inner Noto; currently there are 16 temples. In fall, it is one of the famous sites for autumn foliage in Nanao City, and the fallen colorful leaves that form a brocade on the promenade delight pedestrians.
[Toyama] Shogawa Gorge
From the sightseeing boat, you can enjoy the colors of the leaves on the trees on both sides of the mountain. This is a spot where you can enjoy the overwhelming colorfulness of the leaves and the clear autumn air from the surface of the lake.