Leisure-wise, there are quite a few things to do here in Imizu-shi. For nature enthusiasts, a visit to the Kaio Bird Park should be top of your list of places to visit. This park is a seaside observation center where birdwatchers can view wild birds from an observation cabin in comfort and safety. Located on the migratory path across the Japan Sea, the park hosts numerous species of migratory birds throughout the year.
As for those who are leaning towards the cultural aspect of things, Imizu-shi is home to a few temples, shrines, and museums. One notable attraction would be the Takeuchi Genzo Memorial Hall, this museum houses exhibits of Kote-e by Takeuchi Genzo, an expert craftsman who was active in the late Meiji (1868-1912) and early Showa (1926–1989) periods. Kote-e is a Japanese art of plaster relief on the outside of buildings that started in the Edo period of Japanese history. Museum visitors can experience creating their own Kote-e.