Hakusan Super Forest Road (Ishikawa)
A scenic sightseeing road connecting Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Kaga Onsen Village
(C) Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism LeagueHakusan Super Forest Road is a toll road opened in 1977. It connects Hida-Takayama, a traditional Japanese town preserving its old streetscape, Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Kaga Onsen Village in Ishikawa Prefecture. It is a 33.5 km-long driving course through mountains, and usually takes about one- hour to drive.
The road runs through Hakusan National Park. Tree leaves change color according to the season, e.g. young green in spring and autumn colors in fall, and are a sight to behold. Mount Haku, which rises about 2,700 m at the end of the slope, is one of the three best mountains in Japan. White snow remains on the mountain even in summertime, displaying a majestic beauty. You can also enjoy the outstanding scenery of the beautiful valley and the virgin beech forest along the road. The crisp air will surely relax your mind.
The road is open from June to late November, and there is also a time restriction. It is a road exclusively used by cars, and pedestrians and two-wheeled vehicles cannot enter as a general rule. However, walking events may occasionally be held during the closed period or in times before opening. Please check the information beforehand since these events are not held on a regular basis.
Address: Chugu, Hakusan City, Ishikawa
Phone: 076-256-7341 (Hakusan Forest Road Ishikawa Management Office)
Hours open to visitors: 07:00-18:00 (June-August), 08:00-17:00 (September-November)
Admission Fee: 3150 yen (passenger car)
Closed: During stormy weather, early November-Early June
Directions: (Car) About 1 hour and 35 minutes from Komatsu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.