New Golden Route

Tradition / Culture / Gastronomy

Course 38 days trip

Unlock new perspectives on time-honored culture on Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Couples
  • The best time to visit: Winter


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from Kanazawa Sta. to Awaraonsen Sta. by Train - 40 min.

by Bus - 25 min.

Maruoka Castle

Maruoka Castle

Built in 1576, Maruoka Castle is the oldest original castle tower still standing in Japan. Also known as the "Castle of the Mist". When the 400 or so cherry trees surrounding it come into bloom in spring, the castle practically "floats" fantastically on the blossoms.

60 min.


by Bus - 40 min.

Eiheiji Temple

Eiheiji Temple

Daihonzan Eihei-ji Temple was opened in 1244. Its' grounds are dotted with more than 70 Buddhist sanctums.

120 min.


Echizen oroshi soba (buckwheat noodle)

by Bus - 75 min.

Awara Onsen (Hot Spring)

Awara Onsen (Hot Spring)

Fukui's finest hot spring town, boasting 130 years of history since its opening. The plaza in front of Awara-Yunomachi Sta. features a free public foot bath and a variety of small restaurants. At the Dento Geinokan (Traditional Performing Arts Hall), visitors can have a lesson from real geisha, and enjoy a taiko drum performance or traditional geisha games.

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Awara Onsen (Hot Spring)

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