In my 4 day trip in Ishikawa, most of my favourite moments were in sights that are a little out of the way.
Besides Heidee Winery, we also went on a lovely walk in Kakusenkei Gorge in Kaga where lush autumn colours hugged us in all its glory.
By far my favourite was the Shiroyone Senmaida rice paddies that are lit up by LEDs running along each of the field's 1,004 individual rice paddies. The lights automatically turn on when the sun sets, and change from yellow to pink every half hour. In early October, hundreds of local volunteers gather to set up the 21,000 solar-powered lights that will turn the rice field into a veritable wonderland till mid-March.