Hakusan Shrine Hakusan-jinja 白山神社
Distance from the station: 25 min. (by car)
This shrine, hidden at the top of Hakusan Islet in front of Yura Onsen, was built in 1493. Visitors who wish to visit the shrine need to cross the "Hakusan Bridge," a 170 meters long bridge that links Yura's beach to Hakusan's islet. Estimations say Hakusan's islet was formed 30 million years ago following a volcanic eruption.
A steep stairway opens up the way to the shrine.
A very rare forest, located in the middle of the sea, in a place famous for the beauty of its beach. (Yura Beach is included in the 100 most beautiful Japanese beaches).
Miô & Ehime's statues
Miô to Ehime 美凰と恵姫
Two of the 8 young ladies who helped Prince Hachiko on his way to Mt. Haguro, according to the legend.
Yura kaigan 由良海岸
Famous for its sunsets during summer. Listed in the 100 most beautiful Japanese beaches.
The most iconic ryokan/onsen in Yura Onsen.