The beautiful Natadera Temple, near the Awazu hotspring area, is a hidden treasure nestled in a peaceful, rocky mountain. It is built on spacious grounds abounding with trees and flowers, and is a spiritual and natural wonder. The grounds include a lovely range of buildings, a pond garden, and a rock face with a steps and a number of curious meditation caves that have been hand carved into cliff side. The main shrine, part of which has been built into a large cave, is awe inspiring in itself. Founded in 717 it really makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The ultimate spot to take a quiet stroll and meditate!
Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism League