Sightseeing

Explore the traditional culture, nature and picturesque scenery. Noto Peninsula sightseeing area in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Ishikawa Prefecture's Noto Peninsula faces the Sea of Japan on both the east and west sides. There are plenty of scenic spots where you can take in the traditional culture and superb views stretching back to olden times. Discover for yourself the Noto Peninsula by car, or by taxi and bus tours.

Those who want to enjoy a hot spring bath can also visit Kagaya and Aenokaze, both part of the Kagaya Group. Inquiries are more than welcome.

Explore Noto Peninsula - ISHIKAWA

  • Visit popular sightseeing areas
  • Experience local traditions
  • Take in the spectacular scenery
  • Indulge in great food
  • Explore Wakura Onsen

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3 Prefectures around Hokuriku

Visit popular sightseeing areas

Why not take in some natural attractions and animals at popular sightseeing spots in Noto?

Why not take in some natural attractions and animals at popular sightseeing spots in Noto?

It’s easy to come into contact with nature and animals at some of the sightseeing areas in Noto. Also in the area is Ishikawa Prefecture's only aquarium, Notojima Aquarium. Or how about recharging the batteries at Keta-taisha Shrine, a well-known power spot, or if you make it to Chirihama take a cruise down the Chirihama Nagisa Driveway.

  • Notojima Aquarium

    Nanao

    Notojima Aquarium

    At Ishikawa Prefecture’s one and only aquarium you can see fish which inhabit the waters around Noto Peninsula. The Pacific white-sided dolphin and Humboldt penguin can be seen swimming freely in one of the largest underwater tunnels in the country. Don’t miss the dolphin and sea lion shows too!

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx.25min by car

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  • Keta-taisha Shrine

    Hakui

    Keta-taisha Shrine

    Located in Jike Town, Hakui City, Ishikawa Prefecture is this shrine famous for being a power spot. Known as the most famous shrine in Hokuriku for many, many years.

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx.40min by car

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Experience local traditions

Ancient traditions still exist in Wajima. See, feel, and experience it all.

Ancient traditions still exist in Wajima. See, feel, and experience it all.

The Wajima Morning Market is a market that has been going on for more than 1,000 years. In the workshop of Wajima Kobo Nagaya, you can also try your hand at making chopsticks finished with Wajimanuri lacquer, a traditional craft. Enjoy traditional culture at the Wajima Museum of Urushi Art and Wajima Kiriko Art Museum.

  • Wajima Morning Market

    Wajima

    Wajima Morning Market

    For more than 1,000 years this morning market has been going on. Grab yourself a bargain by haggling over the price for items without a price tag. Open from 8 a.m. through to midday.

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx.60min by car

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  • Wajima Kobo Nagaya

    Wajima

    Wajima Kobo Nagaya

    Watch craftsmen make traditional pieces of Wajimanuri lacquer ware at this workshop. Try your hand at making chopsticks and enjoy the wonders of Wajima.

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx.60min by car

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Take in the spectacular scenery

雄大な日本海を眺める絶景めぐりがおすすめです。

Visit the spectacular natural beauty around the Sea of Japan.

When lit up at night the rice terraces of Shiroyone Senmaida, which have been selected as one of the top 100 best rice terraces in the country, create a truly magical atmosphere. Cape Suzu is also known as one of the top 3 spiritual places in Japan. Feel the passing of time at Hatago Rock and Yoshitsune no Funekakushi, sights not to be missed.

  • Shiroyone Senmaida

    Wajima

    Shiroyone Senmaida

    Perfectly arranged rice terraces located in Shiroyone Town, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. With spectacular views across the Sea of Japan, it has been chosen as one of the top 100 best rice terraces in Japan and designated as a national cultural place of scenic beauty.

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx.69min by car

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  • Hatago Rock

    Shiga

    Hatago Rock

    Also called Noto Futami because it closely resembles the Futami Rock of Ise (otherwise known as Meoto Iwa, or the Married Couple Rocks). The two sacred rocks joined together by a shimenawa, or sacred rice-straw rope, are well worth a visit.

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx.35min by car

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Indulge in great food

Enjoy the region’s flavors at Nanao local, Hironobu Tsujiguchi’s Confectionery Art Museum, and at the Noto Food Market where plenty of fresh seafood can be had.

Enjoy the region’s flavors at Nanao local, Hironobu Tsujiguchi’s Confectionery Art Museum, and at the Noto Food Market where plenty of fresh seafood can be had.

Nanao has plenty of places where you can enjoy food from Ishikawa Prefecture. Recommended places to visit are local Nanao star Hironobu Tsujiguchi’s Confectionery Art Museum and the Noto Food Market where fresh seafood abounds.

  • Confectionery Art Museum

    Nanao

    Hironobu Tsujiguchi’s Confectionery Art Museum - Le Musee de H

    Famous for its originally crafted sweets made with local ingredients from Noto and Kanazawa. Visit the museum to indulge the senses and pick up a gift or souvenir from Kanazawa.

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx.1min on foot

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  • Nanao Fisherman’s Wharf - Noto Food Market

    Nanao

    Nanao Fisherman’s Wharf - Noto Food Market

    Try some fresh seafood and gourmet food in the morning at the restaurants in Nanao Fisherman’s Wharf. Enjoy the wharf building with its building design based on the shape of fish.

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx.16min by car

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Explore Wakura Onsen

Enjoy all the hot springs in the Kagaya Group free of charge.

Enjoy all the hot springs in the Kagaya Group free of charge.

For guests of Matsunomidori, enjoy the hot spring baths at Kagaya and Aenokaze free of charge.

* Please note that the Kagaya and Aenokaze facilities are not available for use when fully booked. We thank you for your understanding.

Hot Spring Tour

  • Wakura Onsen Kagaya

    Nanao

    Wakura Onsen Kagaya

    Bathe in the open-air baths, feel like you are floating in the Nanao Bay and enjoy spectacular views of the setting sun. Recharge the mind, body and soul from a perfect location overlooking Nanao Bay.

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx3min on foot

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  • Kagaya’s Sister Ryokan Aenokaze

    Nanao

    Kagaya’s Sister Ryokan Aenokaze

    Wakura Onsen, a history of over 1,200 years. In addition to the excellent quality of the spring waters, the large public baths at Aenokaze afford one of the best feelings of spaciousness in Wakura Onsen. With floor to ceiling windows, bathers can enjoy expansive views overlooking Noto Island and Nanao Bay.

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    From Matsunomidori
    Approx.5min on foot

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Noto is also easily accessible by plane or train.

Car Rental

Car rental shops nearest Wakura Onsen and close to the airport

Car rental shops nearest Wakura Onsen and close to the airport

Taxi

(Guide Price)
1 Hour
From 5,000 yen (small car)

  • ・- Ishikawa Hire & Taxi +81-767-52-3001
  • ・- Maruichi Taxi +81-767-53-2121
  • ・- Isawa Taxi +81-767-62-2833

Bus

Sightseeing Train from Noto Satoyama

The Yuttari (relaxing) Course travels at a leisurely pace from Anamizu to Nanao taking about 70 minutes.

The Yuttari (relaxing) Course travels at a leisurely pace from Anamizu to Nanao taking about 70 minutes.
(All seats are reserved seating) (Prior booking required) Noto Satoyama-Satoumi Train

(Fares)
Adults 1,500-yen
Children 1,000-yen

Seats can be reserved up to one month in advance either through the internet, over the phone, or directly at Anamizu Station.

  • * Casual Course tickets are also available. Prior booking not required.
  • (Regular train fare + Boarding ticket 300 yen)