- Explore Komatsu (Official Tourism Site)
- Rojo Park （Marunouchi Koen Town）
- Kibagata Park （Kiba Town）
- Suehiro Park （Suehiro Town）
- Ikoi-no-Mori Park (Yoshitake Town)
- Okura-dake Plateau / Ski area （Ogoya Town）
- Ataka no Seki Barrier（Ataka Town)
- Komatsu Tenmangu Shrine （Tenjin Town）
- Birthplace of Hotokegozen （Hara Town）
- Hanibe Cave （Ryumyoji Town）
- Nata-dera Temple （Nata Town）
- Yunokuni-no-Mori （Awazu Onsen）
- Motorcar Museum of Japan （Futatsunashi Town）
- Aviation Plaza (Hei 92 Atakashin-machi）
- Awazu Onsen （Awazu Hot Springs）
- Public Wifi
Explore Komatsu (Official Tourism Site)
Rojo Park （Marunouchi Koen Town）
Situated in the grounds of the former Komatsu Castle, Rojo Park is famous as a cherry blossom viewing spot. In spring visitors will be able to enjoy the 140 cherry blossom trees in full bloom.
Kibagata Park （Kiba Town）
Kibagata park affords a beautiful view of Mt. Hakusan, and the lagoon is surrounded by natural parkland. The many park facilities include a rest house, a dock and tennis courts. The park is a good spot for bird watching and the traditional art of crucian carp fishing with hera rods. Various projects have been undertaken to clean up Kibagata Lagoon.
A watercourse, constructed in April 2000, starting from the Dainichi River leads water directly into the lagoon, the Seseragi water channel, and a "water and greenery" park, where aquatic plants that clean the water by absorbing nutrients. The vast surrounding nature in the park makes it popular with visitors.
Suehiro Park （Suehiro Town）
After river improvement works were conducted on the old bed of the Kakehashi River, the area was left unused. The site was turned into Suehiro Park, a wooded area.
Ikoi-no-Mori Park (Yoshitake Town)
Containing a large forest and 2 ponds, the park is a popular place for visitors to take walks and bird watch. Families can enjoy the Wanpaku and Fureai areas, as well as barbecue facilities.
Tel or Fax: 0761-24-4558
Okura-dake Plateau / Ski area （Ogoya Town）
Have fun all year round with skiing and snowboarding activities in winter, and hiking from Spring to Autumn.
Only a 25 minute drive from the city, the park is popular for its beautiful nature.
Opening hours may change depending on the weather conditions
Cosmos Festival (Late Oct)
Ataka no Seki Barrier（Ataka Town)
The kabuki play Kanjincho has made the Ataka-no-Seki Barrier famous across Japan. Eight hundred years after it was erected, the stone signpost of the checkpoint still stands discreetly in the pine forest overlooking the Sea of Japan. Beside it, the bronze statues of Benkei and Yoshitsune, and the barrier keeper Togashi are exposed to the sea breeze. Here visitors can get a taste of the romance of bygone days.
On the grounds are Ataka-no-Sekisho Hall, with many historical records and treasures on display, and the Kanjincho-no-Sato Ataka View Terrace rest house, from which you can get a bird's-eye view of the Sea of Japan. It is a good place to turn your thoughts to the distant past over a cup of coffee.
Komatsu Tenmangu Shrine （Tenjin Town）
Komatsu Tenmangu Shrine (also known as Bairin-in) is a quarter scale model of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto, and enshrines Sugawara Michizane, an ancestor of the Maeda family.
In the olden days, the North East direction was known as the kimon, and was considered bad luck. Temples and shrines were often built facing the kimon to ward of the bad luck. Atago Yofukuin Temple (which no longer exists) was built in the kimon direction from Komatsu Castle, as was Komatsu Tenmangu Shrine.
Komatsu Tenmangu Shrine houses a guardian deity that was very important to the Kaga clan. A stone tablet inscribed with Matsuo Basho's haiku can be found on the grounds.
Birthplace of Hotokegozen （Hara Town）
In the Heian period, Hotokegozen traveled from Karumigo, Kaga (present-day Hara Town) to Kyoto, where she became renowned as an expert dancer and received the patronage of Taira no Kiyomori. However she feared for the safety of Gio and Gijo, who had previously served Kiyomori and had been abandoned by him. She would end up leaving Kiyomori to visit Gio and Gijo. This tale has been immortalized in The Heike Monogatari. Hotokegozen's grave and the remnants of her villa still exist today.
Hanibe Cave （Ryumyoji Town）
The cave entrance is flanked by a pair of Deva statues. Even in summer, the interior remains chilly, and as you venture further in, you will be greeted by the many statues that depict a ghastly scene of hell.
Leaving the cave, you will enter a park where a reclining Buddha statue can be found.
The second generation chief priest, Mr. Hakuma Tsugata is currently attempting to make the largest Buddha statue in Japan, of which the head has already been completed.
Nata-dera Temple （Nata Town）
A famous temple of the Shingon sect. It is believed to have originated in 717 when the monk Taicho placed a thousand armed Kannon statue (Senju Kannon) in a rocky cavern. The temple was reconstructed in the Edo period by the third lord of Kaga, Maeda Toshitsune. Matsuo Basho would later pay homage at the temple on his visit to Komatsu where he composed a famous haiku. In the fall many people go to the temple on family outings to enjoy the fall foliage.
Website (Japanese): http://www.natadera.com
Yunokuni-no-Mori （Awazu Onsen）
Surrounded by nature, Yunokuni-no-mori is a craft village where visitors can experience making traditional Ishikawa crafts such as Kutani ware, Wajima lacquerware and Kaga Yuzen dyed silk, as well as Japanese -style sweets and Kaga cuisine.The studio buildings are old houses that have been moved from their original sites and reconstructed for your enjoyment of Kaga culture.
Motorcar Museum of Japan （Futatsunashi Town）
From classic cars from all over the world, popular Japanese cars, popular foreign cars to famous cars, about five hundred cars are exhibited at this museum.
The museum also has a restaurant and a shop. The museum also collects toilets from all over the world.
Aviation Plaza (Hei 92 Atakashin-machi）
The only aviation museum in the region. Displays include both real and model planes. Exhibits explaining the history of flying and the aircraft mechanisms can be found as well.
Awazu Onsen （Awazu Hot Springs）
Discovered in 718 by the monk Taicho, who founded the Hakusan Shrine, Awazu Onsen is the oldest of the Kaga hot springs at 1,300 years old. Almost all of the inns have their own water source, and the hot spring contains rich minerals. It is the perfect place to refresh the mind and body.
Osshobe Festival (26-28 Aug)
電話番号: 0761-24-8397 ファクス:0761-23-6401