From the mid-Edo to the Meiji era (from the middle to the end of the 18th century), some people dreamed of making a tremendous fortune and set sail across the Sea of Japan. The ships they operated were known as Kitamaebune. Located on the shores of the Japan Sea, Hashitate is known to be one of the hamlets where the Kitamaebune shipowners and sailors lived. This museum is hosted in a splendid mansion, the largest remaining ship-owner house in Hashitate, which used to be the residence of SAKAYA Chobei, one of the most influential Kitamaebune shipowners of his time in Hashitate. The owner of six ships, Chobei made enormous p
Located at the southern end of Ishikawa Prefecture, Hashitate Fishing Port is known as one of the leading fishing ports in the prefecture. A great variety of seafood is unloaded at this peaceful fishing port throughout the year. It provides highly sought-after delicacies such as amberjack, sweet shrimp, and snow crab, attracting masses of tourists seeking a culinary experience rarely available elsewhere. Crowded with fishing boats, this small port also evokes a certain nostalgia and provides fantastic photo opportunities.
Leave your car in the parking lot, and venture to the forest path leading to Cape Kasa no Misaki. Easily recognizable by its white lighthouse, the headland provides commanding views over the Sea of Japan. On a clear day, the contrast between the green foliage of the surrounding trees, the blue foaming water and the endless sky above is spectacular. Extending from the Cape Kasa no Misaki, 4 km long walking trails traverse seaside cliffs that have been eroded by wind and waves.