It is formerly the Hakusan Super Rindo, is a winding mountain toll road that connects Hakusan City in Ishikawa Prefecture with Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture opened in 1977. It is a 33.5 km-long driving course through mountains, and usually takes about one hour to drive.
It rises to over 1400 meters above sea level and offers visitors sweeping panoramic views, hiking trails and a variety of waterfalls along the way.
If you are having fun on a road trip, this place is the best place for you. The road is beautiful during the summer when the surrounding forests are lush and green, autumn with Koyo. The leaves usually begin to change around the higher elevations in late September and gradually make their way down into the valleys over the course of a month.
On the Gifu side of the mountains the road is extremely curvy and there are few stops along the way. The road quickly gains elevation leading to a tunnel that connects the two prefectures.
The Ishikawa side of the road passes by several waterfalls. The largest is the Fukubeno Otaki. Also, a hot spring, the most popular one is the Oyadaninoyu hot spring.
Hakusan City and Gifu Prefecture is connected via the Hakusan Super Rindo. Arriving there may take about an hour or more, depending on the possible stops you may take.
It opens 7:00 to 18:00 from June to August and 8:00 to 17:00 from September to November 10.
It is closed on November 10 through May.
The fee costs 1600 Yen one way and 2600 Yen for a round trip.
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