Thanks to Covid, we were advised to remain within prefecture during this school hols, so we decided to explore the northern part of Ishikawa, which we haven’t done so before. Northern Ishikawa is made up of mostly coastal cities, small and rural, without any big malls or establishments… in fact, trying to find hotels was also quite difficult as many rooms were made unavailable probably due to covid with hotels closing off rooms or certain floors to reduce manpower, especially since not many people would head to coastal towns during winter.
Nonetheless, we managed to find available accommodation and had a blast of a time, especially since in most places, it seemed like we were the only people there! We had lots of good food, spent lots of time at the beach, explored coastal formations, and the son totally loved his hotel stays – getting excited by the simple things like bedroom slippers, shoe horns, free water!
We stayed a night each at Nanao, Suzu, Wajima and Shika and I’m glad we did because it gave us lots of time to take things slow and enjoy each place.