Hokuriku Recommended Itinerary
KUROBE ALPINE ROUTE
& SENMAIDA RICE FIELDS

Stunning views in the ultimate Hokuriku road trip!

Enjoy the beautiful nature of the Kurobe Alpine Route, the traditional Japanese architecture of Gokayama, and Kenroku-en, one of Japan's premier gardens. Explore an old district in Kanazawa or drive on the beach at the Chirihama Nagisa Driveway to see sweeping coastal views of Senmaida Rice Fields. This is our recommended early summer road trip itinerary.



(map)Toyama Airport → Kurobe Dam/Kurobe Alpine Route → Gokayama → Kenroku-en → Higashi Chaya District → Chirihama Nagisa Driveway → Senmaida Rice Fields → Noto Airport(map)Toyama Airport → Kurobe Dam/Kurobe Alpine Route → Gokayama → Kenroku-en → Higashi Chaya District → Chirihama Nagisa Driveway → Senmaida Rice Fields → Noto Airport1: Kurobe Dam/Kurobe Alpine Route2: Gokayama3: Kenroku-en4: Higashi Chaya District5: Chirihama Nagisa Driveway6: Senmaida Rice FieldsToyama AirportNoto AirportKomatsu Airport
From Tokyo to Toyama
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From Tokyo to Noto
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From Tokyo to Komatsu
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  • 1

    Kurobe Dam/Kurobe Alpine Route

    Named as one of the three great Gorge of Japan and one of the Top 100 unexplored regions of Japan, it is truly a magnificent wilderness destination.
  • 2

    Gokayama

    A World heritage site where you can see an old Japan frozen in time.
  • 3

    Kenroku-en

    A famous Japanese garden designated as a national cultural asset. Widely known as one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan.
  • 4

    Higashi Chaya District

    Explore the streets as it would be in the Edo Period.
  • 5

    Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

    The only sandy beach in Japan where you can take a short drive right along the water’s edge.
  • 6

    Senmaida Rice Fields

    An endless cascade of small-terraced rice paddies overlooking the Sea of Japan.

HOW TO GET THERE

From Tokyo to Toyama
4 daily flights
From Tokyo to Noto
2 daily flights
From Tokyo to Komatsu
4 daily flights
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  • The recommended route is chosen by The View of Japan and is not meant to be part of a tour trip. Please self-arrange public transport or a car/driver.
  • The scenery may vary depending on the time of travel and climate. Please confirm the weather, access, and conditions to designated attraction by yourself.
  • The flight frequency is as of 01 September 2019, and domestic flight frequency includes code-share flights with partner airlines and is subject to change without prior notice.