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千里浜なぎさドライブウェイ Chirihama Nagisa Driveway

  • Around Noto-hanto
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Around Noto-hanto
Chirihamamachi, Hakui-shi, Ishikawa 925-0054, Japan
Date of post:2015/07/03

Enjoy driving on the white sandy beach

  • Sightseeing

Chirihama is a rare and special beach - because it's the only beach in Japan where you can drive.

There is no time linit and the admission is free in Chirihama. Also any kind of vehicles, like a bus, a motorbike, a bicycle whatever, are permitted to drive on the beach.

Even a coach is allowed to drive freely 24 hours a day, unless the entry is prohibited for safety reasons when the waves are too high for example.

There is a cycle rental shop in a rest house close to the beach so even if you didn't bring a bicycle, you can easily rent one and use it on the beach!

Of course, you can enjoy sea-bathing in the summer. Chirihama is shallow off the shore and is suited for sea-bathing. Many families, couples, young people come to the beach every summer. The fresh fish and shellfish that offer the beach huts are very popular among the bathers too.

Between April and October, a local sand sculptor makes sculptures on the beach and you can see the process. The sculptor who won a sand sculpture contest on TV has been making sculptures on the beach since 1994.

Anyone can participate in the sand sculpture festival that is held on the first Saturday and Sunday of August.

Address: Chirihama-machi, Hakui 925-8501
Tel: +81 (0)767 22 1118

Getting there
By train
- Limited express train: About 30 min from Kanazawa station to Hakui station. The fare is ¥1670.
- Local train: About 60 min from Kanazawa station to Hakui station. The fare is ¥820.

By bus
- Sightseeing bus "Wajima-go": Departure at 7:50 at the Kenroku-en exit bus terminal at Kanazawa station. The fare is ¥7500.

By taxi
About 10 min from Hakui station.

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