About an hour by car outside of Kanazawa city there is a great local spot with a beautiful waterfall and cool space for cliff diving. Off the beaten path, super local, and a haven in the summer time. The area around is very nice, mountains, biking paths, and some local restaurants.
Address: 〒920-2342 Ishikawa-ken, Hakusan-shi, Shimoyoshitanimachi
Googlemap link: https://goo.gl/maps/dyKn47wfEX72
Photo credit: Dana Stribling