Sightseeing spots of the four seasons
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.
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.
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 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.
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)
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.
[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.