If you don’t have time – or are in Ishikawa at the wrong time of year – to climb mighty Mount Hakusan, then the Hakusan Super Rindo or Forest Road makes for a fine substitute. Essentially a dramatic path leading over the mountains to Gifu prefecture, it is undoubtedly Ishikawa’s most scenic drive. Waterfalls, hair-pin bends and spectacular views abound – just be sure you have a head for heights and plenty of room on your camera’s memory card.