Sightseeing spots of the four seasons
【1】Recommended spots in Hietsuno for beautiful cherry blossoms in spring
Beautiful cherry blossoms that color the spring in Japan. Let us introduce spectacular scenic spots and recommended sightseeing spots in Hietsuno, where there are many castles and original Japanese landscapes.
Here are some spots for cherry blossoms that you should definitely make a stop at.
[Ishikawa] Keta Grand Shrine
Founded in 2100, Keta Grand Shrine, known as a power spot where 'Ki' (the spirit) gathers, has a famous cherry blossom tree called 'Keta no Shirogikuzakura'.
It is a rare white double-petaled variety and has been designated as a natural monument of the prefecture.
This spot for cherry blossom viewing is a well-kept secret, where you can appreciate the beautiful pure white cherry blossoms.
This cherry blossom tree consists of two giant trees, one with a height of 30m at eye-level and a circumference of 4m, and the other with a height of 25m at eye-level and a circumference of 3m, and is said to be about 400 years old.
At the time of flowering, the cherry blossoms are lit up and their appearance which is reflected on the surface of the paddy field spread out in front of them is fantastic. It is bustling with spectators from both inside and outside the prefecture every year.
It is a park that is popular as a place of scenic beauty for cherry blossoms that represent Okunoto.
980 cherry blossoms flower, and at night you can enjoy the cherry blossoms at night with paper lanterns and lamps that are lit up. In addition to cherry blossoms, Japanese yellow roses, and azaleas, etc. are also in bloom at the same time.
Asahiyama Park Cherry Blossoms
Asahiyama Park is located on a small mountain overlooking the city, and when the weather is nice, you can get a sweeping view of the wonderful scenery that reaches from the Noto Peninsula which floats on the tideway, to the Tateyama Mountain Range. Around 160 cherry blossom trees have been planted in the park, and many cherry blossom viewing spectators visit when they are in full bloom.
Koma Tsunagi Cherry Blossoms
It is an old double weeping rosebud cherry tree, said to be 460 years old, and has been designated as a natural monument of the prefecture.
It is said that it came to be called 'Koma Tsunagi Cherry Blossom Tree' or 'Koma Dome Cherry Blossom Tree' from the legend of the Man'yoshu poet Otomo no Yakamochi, who tied a horse to this cherry blossom tree.
'Takaokakojo Park', which has been selected as one of Japan's Top 100 famous spots for cherry blossoms, is the remains of Takaoka castle built by Toshinaga Maeda, the second-generation head of the Kaga Maeda family, which has been open to the public as a park since the Meiji era. Close to the train station and conveniently located in the city center, it is bustling with many cherry blossom viewing spectators every year.
Around 1,800 cherry blossom trees of 18 types such as Koshino Higan, Yoshino cherry, and Oshima cherry have been planted, and at night lanterns are lit up, which allows the cherry blossom viewers to enjoy the cherry blossoms in a different atmosphere from the day. It is also known as one of Japan's leading water moat parks, and it is recommended that you ride the sightseeing boat to take a tour of the moat, and look at the cherry blossoms from a different angle than usual.