A spot where you can enjoy the seasonal charms of winter | Hida Toyama Ishikawa Tourism Association(Hietsuno)

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A spot where you can enjoy the seasonal charms of winter

Winter

A spot where you can enjoy the seasonal charms of winter

Although the cold is harsh for winters in Japan, there are landscapes that can only be seen in winter which are recommended. Let us introduce the spectacular scenic spots unique to Japan in winter.

[Ishikawa] Ochigata

Ochigata, located in the central part of Hakui City, is a treasure trove of wild birds, of which many winter birds visit. Many visitors come to bird watch the winter messenger swan, which comes far from Siberia to pass the winter.

 [Ishikawa] Ochigata

https://www.city.hakui.lg.jp/shiseijouhou/kouhou_kouchou/3/1/4891.html

The Kaiō Maru, the Shinminato Bridge, and the Tateyama Mountain Range are lining up.

Enjoy the stunning contrast of the Kaiō Maru, the Shinminato Bridge, and the Tateyama Mountain Range.

The Kaiō Maru, the Shinminato Bridge, and the Tateyama Mountain Range are lining up.

The Uchikawa River and the Tateyama Mountain Range

The contrast between the Tateyama Mountain Range and the riverbank lined with houses and the fishing boats moored along both banks of the river.

The Uchikawa River and the Tateyama Mountain Range
Best time to visit: A clear winter day.

Daytime auction of red snow crabs

At the Shinminato Fishing Port, which is close to the fishing grounds, there are two auctions: one in the early morning and one at 1:00 pm. The 1:00 p.m. auction is called "Nadoki no Seri." During the red snow crab auction, you can watch crabs spread like a red carpet across the floor. (Reservations required)

Daytime auction of red snow crabs

http://kittokikito-ichiba.co.jp/

Swans at Ishibata Pond

At peak times, nearly 50 swans swim gracefully across the water. You can get very close to the pond area and watch them flap their wings.

Swans at Ishibata Pond

[Toyama] Shogawa Gorge

The snowy landscape of the tranquil Shogawa Gorge is like a beautiful ink painting. A sightseeing boat ride will allow you to enjoy the scenery from the surface of the lake.

 [Toyama] Shogawa Gorge

http://www.shogawa-yuran.co.jp/