Ishikawa Road Trip Made Easy


Ishikawa is a great place for a drive trip. It’s got beautiful coastal and mountain views, lots of culture and nature, and a ton of good food! You’re excited to make a trip there yourself, but… Where should you go? And how do you get there?


The Ishikawa Road Trips guidebook will help you answer just that!


What is the Ishikawa Road Trips guidebook?


Created to make your drive trip easy, the Ishikawa Road Trips book is packed with all the information you need to decide where to go and how to get there.


Dividing the prefecture into its major regions, each section gives you a good breakdown of what each place has to offer with useful maps, pictures and recommendations.


Major sights and tourist attractions are listed, along with some lesser known places you might not have discovered in your research. Each place is accompanied by a short writeup and pictures for you to see what it has to offer.



Besides the sights, some of the activities that you can experience in the area are also listed, along with where you can do them.


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An introduction of the local specialities in the area is not forgotten, so that you know what you should try and buy when you visit!




How to use the Ishikawa Road Trips guidebook


First, pick out the places you would like to visit. Then, plan your route to find the best way to visit all of them. The overall map is a good reference to see where all the places are in relation to each other.



While the area maps give you a closer look at each region.




*Tip*: For long driving distances, don’t forget to plan rest stops in between! The Michi no Eki road stations are good places to stop at.


Unless you have a lot of time to spare, you may not be able to cover every place you plan to visit. On the flip side, you might also find some new places you didn’t think of to stop by along your route! Plan your time well using the opening hours and links listed with each sightseeing spot. Don’t forget to check the travelling times between places using Google maps, or other similar applications!


*Tip*: Sunset and sunrise times vary according to season, so do check when it will get dark and plan accordingly!


When all your planning is done, it’s just a matter of keying in the Mapcode provided for where you want to go and driving there!


Of course, if planning your own itinerary is too much trouble, you can always use the recommended itineraries in the book or adapt them to suit you!


*Tip*: Depending on when you visit, there may also be a festival or event going on. Check out the handy Ishikawa Event Schedule included to see if you can catch some of the festivities!



Ishikawa and beyond


With a car at your disposal, the road is the limit to where you can go! When you are done exploring Ishikawa, head over to neighbouring prefectures to see some of their sights too. With places like the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Shirakawago and Gokayama, Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum and Tateyama Alpine Route all just a drive away, you can easily use Ishikawa as a base to explore the surrounding regions.


If you need some ideas, some of the popular spots surrounding Ishikawa are introduced in the guidebook too!



Get the Ishikawa Road Trips guidebook


You can pick up a copy of this great resource for free from the car rental outlet when you pick up your car, or from some of the major tourist information centres in Ishikawa.


If you can’t wait till then, you can also download an electronic copy here.


For more information on Ishikawa, check out the Official Ishikawa Travel Guide here.