Hakusan, Japan, is a city located in Ishikawa Prefecture on Honshu Island. Around one hundred thirteen thousand inhabitants live in the city, which is partly within the borders of Hakusan National Park. Mount Hakusan (or white mountain in English), is a dormant volcano with an elevation of just under three thousand metres. The unspoilt nature around the mountain is the biggest attraction for tourists in the region.
Mount Hakusan is located between Fukui, Ishikawa, and Gifu. It takes around four hours from Tokyo to get to the center of Hakusan National Park. Along with Mount Tateyama and Mount Fuji, Mount Hakusan is considered to be one of the Three Holy Mountains. These three mountains were the sacred places; people use them for worship and there is the strong belief that their force is the source of life. Every mountain is believed to have a particularly important power. Besides the cultural and spiritual aspects, the mountainous region boasts excellent opportunities for hikers and winter-sport lovers.
In and around Hakusan, you can find several hotels and guesthouses. Traditional Hakusan, Japan hostels are in low supply. In addition to that, communication problems can occur since many locals do not speak English. Keep the Japanese holidays in mind if you want to book a Hakusan, Japan hostel or any other accommodations. Planning helps a lot to avoid problems with a lack of suitable places to stay. If you cannot find a hostel in Hakusan, Japan, that meets your requirements, check out Kanazawa. The city has a great variety of hostels and guesthouses.
During the summer and autumn, the place is perfect for hikers and climbers. The most popular route to the peak starts at the Bettodeai Trailhead. If you want to take on the challenge, it takes around eight to ten hours to get to the summit and return to the starting point at Bettodeai Trailhead. Winter-sport lovers enjoy the numerous slopes at the mountainside. You can choose from nine pistes, ranging from beginner to advanced level. Parts of the city are within the borders of Hakusan National Park.
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