Spots in Wajima / Noto / Wakura Area

  • Roadside Station Noto Shokusai Ichiba
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    3.5
    194 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Fuchumachi Outside 13-1
    With a fish theme, the Roadside Station Noto Shokusai Ichiba is located in Noto’s biggest fishing port—Nanao Port—and it is a wharf building packed with the charms of Noto including tourism guidance and restaurants, focusing particularly on the sale of specialty items from Noto and fresh fish from the morning’s catch. Right next to the ocean, you get a wide view of the peaceful waves in Nanao Bay. Approximately 18 minutes by car via Tatsuruhama Interchange on the Noto Satoyama Kaido.

    We decided to do the barbecue. We ordered one set with crab, shellfish, fish, etc, and could barely finish it between the two of us. We had fun grilling. Also we saw a live deep-sea fish that was for...

  • Le Musée de H Museum of Tsujiguchi Hironobu
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    4.0
    130 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Wakuramachi Part 65-1
    This is an art museum produced by a world famous pastry chef called Hironobu Tsujiguchi who is from Nanao City in Wakura Town, Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The facility has three sections: an exhibition of sugar artworks by Mr. Tsujiguchi, a “Café” that provides original sweets and a shop called the “Patisserie Boutique” that sells take-out items such as cakes and baked goods. Not only can visitors enjoy the fusion of sweets and art, but original sweets available only in Wakura are also popular.

    Must eat to believe how delicious the cakes taste! Please make reservation. We waited more than an hour. And the popular ones are all gone. Had a few cakes made for the Christmas season. Small...

  • Daihonzan Soujiji Soin Temple
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Monzenmachimonzen 1-18-1
    The Daihonzan Soujiji Soin Temple is a temple belonging to the Soto school of Buddhism located in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. This was originally the head temple of the Soto school, but a fire in 1898 caused severe damage to the temple, so the function of head temple was relocated to a temple in Yokohama City, and the temple in Wajima was renamed the Soujiji Soin Temple (“Founder’s Temple”). Today, the buildings within the Temple precincts include the Kyozo (Sutra Repository), Dento-in and Jiun-kaku, which all survived the fire, as well as Shichido-garan (Seven halls) that were rebuilt after the fire; the Temple continues to retain the solemn majesty appropriate to the former head temple of the Soto school.

    In May 2018 there was still a big project going on here to renovate some of the main parts of the temple. Notwithstanding that, it is a beautiful spot, with graceful buildings and attractive...

  • Wajima Lacquerware Museum
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    4.0
    67 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 24-55
    A museum dedicated to Wajima lacquerware located near the Shinbashi Bridge in the heart of Wajima. The museum was recently remodeled in 2015. Inside its bright and spacious confines, visitors can view many examples of Wajima lacquerware. There is a gallery and shop on the first floor which sells lacquerware products from some 60 artisans and shops in the city. The shop's large selection spans items for everyday use like lacquered chopsticks, to gorgeously painted decorative lacquerware pieces. The second floor exhibition space has two rooms. The first exhibition room presents how lacquerware is made. The second exhibition room conveys the depths of Wajima lacquerware, presenting the history and culture of the craft, examples of the lacquering process, and historical materials.

    We stopped at this small museum while visiting Wajima. The museum has some very nice displays of laquerware and also does a nice job of explaining how these pieces are made. This is worth a stop if...

  • Notojima Glass Art Museum
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    3.5
    62 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Nanao-shi Notojima Koda Machi 125-10
    Located on a hill near Roadside Station Notojima, this art museum dedicated to glass art has an exterior appearance resembling a space station. Inside, the museum primarily displays glass art, including sculptures based on designs by Picasso and Chagall, Chinese Qing dynasty glasswork, and pieces by modern artists. The museum also holds special exhibitions which introduce all kinds of glass art. In the museum's garden, visitors can take in glass art as well as seasonal scenery and the sea off of Noto.

    As you can see, the building is very unique. They also have shop building which remind you of spacecraft but unfortunately the shop is closed by now. I think it would be better if they have shop or...

  • Wajima Asaichi
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi
    Located in Kawaimachi, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, this is one of the largest morning markets in Japan and contains between 100 and 250 different stalls. It is said to have a history over 1,000 years old, and many of the sellers and customers are women. You’ll find fresh fish sold by women in the fishing village, locally raised vegetables, handicrafts sold by women of the neighborhood farmhouses, and more, and the energetic sale cries echo throughout the market. The morning market is open from 8 a.m. to noon and is closed for the first three days of the New Year as well as the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month.
  • Ikoi no Mura Noto Hanto
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Prefecture Shiga Township Shiga Onsen in Hakui-gun, Ishikawa Prefecture
    "A resort area located in the Shika hot spring resort village halfway between Wajima and Kanazawa. Here you can enjoy cuisine made with fresh local farm produce and seafood at an inn or bath in a daytrip spa facility boasting abundant quantities of hot spring water. There's also an amusement park equivalent to seven Tokyo Domes in size and a sports complex. The Pyramid play land is popular with children; symbolized by its 14 meter pyramid slide, the playground also has a maze and obstacle course. With a ground golf course and ""family bicycles"" which can accommodate multiple riders, there's something fun for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens. During summer, there's also a pool."

    Onsen !!!! Le bain !!!! Rien à voir avec une simple baignoire !!! En France il faut aller à Thonon ou Évian pour aller aux bains thermal !!!! Les prix sont chers mais en réservant à l’avance,vous...

  • Notojima Aquarium
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Notojimamagarimachi 15-40
    An aquarium located on the island of Notojima in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture which keeps and displays some 40 thousand sea creatures spanning around 500 species in several buildings by the shore. The aquarium focuses on creatures living around the Noto Peninsula, such as whale sharks, which swim in one of the largest aquarium tanks on the western side of Japan. The aquarium also holds a variety of shows, including a penguin walk, sea and river otter feedings, and dolphin and sea lion performances. The grounds also host a shop, restaurant, and sea fishing center.

    桟橋が四角く海に突き出した釣り場です。ライフベストを着るだけで普通の通路を歩いてそのまま釣り場まで行けて手軽に海釣りが楽しめますし、手ごろな値段で竿がレンタルできます。水族館の横に隣接している施設です。能登島に1時間だけ立ち寄って楽しみました。あいにく風が強くほとんど連れている人はいなかったけど面白かったです。

  • Wajima Museum of Urushi Art (lacquer art museum)
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    4.0
    41 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Mitomorimachi Shijugari 11
    The Wajima Museum of Urushi Art was established in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture as a base for spreading awareness of the region’s outstanding lacquerware-making tradition. The external appearance of the Museum is reminiscent of the Azekura-zukuri (ancient architectural style using interlocking logs with a triangular section) architecture of the Shoso-in treasure house in Nara. Inside the spacious Museum, lacquer is everywhere. Besides displays introducing the historic Wajima lacquer-making tradition, there are also many lacquerware masterpieces made by Living National Treasures and Members of the Japan Art Academy on display. In the adjoining “Urushi no Sato Square”, visitors can view examples of several tree species, including trees that produce lacquer, and other trees the wood of which has lacquer applied to it to make lacquerware.

    Here, I saw many beautiful Wajimanuri, one of the most famouse traditional Japanese craftworks. I went to here because I found it in a free holiday brochure by chance. But, I was really moved that...

  • Go Nagai Wonderland Museum
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    3.5
    48 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 1bu 123
    A museum dedicated to sharing the work and achievements of Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture-born manga comic artist Go Nagai. The distinctive Japanese-style museum building is decorated with large panels featuring characters created by Nagai such as Devilman and Cutie Honey. Inside, visitors are greeted by countless examples of Nagai's dynamic artwork. In addition to informational panels discussing Nagai's life and rare original drawings, the museum is also decorated with a 1/9th scale Mazinger Z. The museum also has slightly unusual exhibits, like the Dark Hero Labyrinth, in which heroes touched by darkness loom in dim light.

    Small museum that caters mainly for Japanese visitors. NO English information. The admission fee is about 500 Yen. Visit if you are a fan and want to feel nostalgic about his comics.

  • Kami Tokikunike Old Residence
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Machinomachi Minamitokikuni
    The Heike Family who were defeated by Genji in the Battle of Danno-ura—The descendants of the younger brother in law of Taira no Kiyomori, Tokitada who was exiled to Noto, became wealthy farmers serving as imperial village officials; the “Tokikuni-ke” is the currently existing wooden house built by the 21st-generation family head. It seems to be the residence of a village official as the building is structured so that the section used for personal use is partitioned from the section used for official business; articles such as official business articles and large junk supplies are on display in the room used for personal use. In addition, Kamakura style strolling pond garden is designed in a strong style which skillfully adopts the natural topography, and it has been designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty of Japan.

    Interesting family clan home showing how the rich lived in times gone buy. A large residence with many rooms.

  • Hyokkori Onsen Shima-no-Yu
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Notojimasanamimachi La part 29 - 1
    "A day trip hot spring bath facility located in the center of Notojima. The bathhouse' waters began gushing forth in 1999 in Notojima Town and are said to alleviate nerve and muscle pain as well as ease sensitivity to cold. The bathhouse takes particular pride in its Japanese style and Western style outdoor baths which provide bathers with two different bathing atmospheres. The bathhouse also has a large bubble and jacuzzi baths and bathers can choose between baths that are hot or just warm as they prefer. In addition, there's a sauna and reservable private family baths. On Fridays, the lay down bath's waters are switched to a carbonated spring. In the bathhouse' restaurant, you can enjoy dishes like the ""Notojima Burger,"" an oval squid cream croquette sandwiched between a black squid ink bun."

    能登島にある温泉施設。 館内には飲食店やカラオケなどがあり、一日中そこで過ごせるような設備になっている。 どれも規模は小さいが。 休憩所である広間は100畳とのこと。頭皮マッサージが良い。 お風呂は出入り自由なため、湯船に浸かり、休憩し、また入るような地元客が多い。 平日だったため空いていた。

  • Shiroyone Senmaida (A Thousand Rice Paddies in Shiroyone)
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Shiroyonemachi
    This nationally famous Shiroyone Town, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture is a scenic spot where as many as 1,004 terraced rice paddies spread along the narrow steep slope between the national highway and the Sea of ​​Japan., The layers of small rice fields continue to the coast, and the contrast of the green and blue is spectacular. The rice terraces, representative of the world agricultural heritage “Noto no Satoyama Satoumi,” are visited by many tourists. Because machines are unable to enter the fields, the rice is produced manually to the present day. There is a system where individuals can own their own rice paddy. In the winter, an illumination event, “Azeno Kirameki,” is held.
  • Noto Wine
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Shopping
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunanamizumachi Asahigaoka R 5-1
    This winery was established in 2004, in Anamizu Town, Hosu County, Ishikawa Prefecture. It has created numerous award-winning wines. The winery uses grapes and Muscat cultivated in earth that is rich in minerals from oyster shells, which arrive here from the Anamizu Bay. The winery produces its wine with a natural fermentation process, in which no heat treatment is used. Customers can purchase the famous wines at the Noto Wine shop. It is also possible to taste them. Tours of the winery are free of charge. (Weekends and national holidays require a prior reservation.)

    こちらのワインの一つに「心の雫」という赤ワインがあります。カベルネソーヴィニヨンと山葡萄から生まれたヤマソーヴィニヨンから作られたワインです。今回、このワインを初めて試飲しました。面白い試みとは思います。まだまだ若いワイナリーですので引き続き見守って行くべきでしょう。

  • Noto Peninsula
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa ken Pensionu County
    A long, narrow peninsula jutting north from the near center of the Hokuriku region. The coastline, surrounding the peninsula on three sides, is diverse, from the jagged rock formations of Noto Kongo formed by crashing waves; to the Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, a beach area on which you can drive a car. Another one of the peninsula's appeals is the local liquors and cuisine made with ingredients from the area's rich farms and abundant sea. The Wajima Morning Market is particularly famous, but some of the area's many other unique highlights include the Shiroyone Senmaida Rice Terraces, selected as one of the 100 most beautiful terraced rice fields in Japan; and the majestic Kiriko Festival, registered as in the Japan Heritage program. If traveling by plane, the peninsula is around one hour from Haneda Airport.
  • Suzu-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Suzushi Misakimachi Jike 4-2
    A Shinto shrine located on the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula. The shrine is said to have been founded 2,000 years ago on Mt. Yamabushi on the northeastern point of the Noto Peninsula and was later moved to its current location in the eighth century. The shrine is dedicated to a married pair of gods and has been visited by people seeking luck in love and marriage since ancient times. The shrine is also seen as the guardian shrine of the area of the Sea of Japan located in the unlucky direction of the northeast and is believed to ward away misfortune. The shrine's treasure house contains a wooden figure of a male god designated an Important Cultural Property as well as various items relating to the samurai Minamoto no Yoshitsune and the warrior monk Benkei. Another highlight is a boulder inscribed with a haiku by author Genzo Murakami which was composed to commemorate the Wajima Kiriko Art Museum and the creation of a television drama based on Minamoto no Yoshitsune.

    The walk up from the end of the low hill to the temple is tree-covered and utterly peaceful. There are message-prayers fluttering in the wind.

  • Wajima Kobo Nagaya
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Kawaimachi 4-66-1
    This is a sightseeing cultural exchange facility located in Ishikawa Prefecture where visitors can learn about the traditional craftwork of graceful “Wajima” lacquer ware. It opened in 2003 and is located in Kawai Town, Wajima City, in Ishikawa Prefecture. Inside the premises, there are five buildings replicating the old Wajima “Nagaya” terrace style workshops. Inside is divided into Wajima lacquer workshops, specialized Wajima lacquer shops and an experience workshop. The experience of gold inlaid lacquer ware and making your own chopsticks is popular with tourists. In the “Nagaya” workshops, visitors can observe the work of the craftsmen and at the restaurant managed directly by fisherman enjoy meals served in Wajima lacquer ware.

    This was part of our Noto tour package. Upon entering the shop, we were asked to choose a place where were gonna work with our chopsticks. So after a brief explanation about the shop and its...

  • Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum
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    3.5
    28 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Komaruyamadai 1-1
    "An art museum located a five minute taxi ride from JR Nanao Station. Notable for its seven domed roofs, the museum collects and displays artwork connected to the Noto area. The museum's primary collection consists of the Ikeda Collection, a group of artworks assembled by a businessman with ties to Nanao City. The museum also holds periodic exhibitions, and visitors can view pottery such as Mino ware and Karatsu ware, Japanese paintings, sculptures, crafts, and more. In the museum's high definition video corner, visitors can view a documentary on Nanao-born master painter Hasegawa Tohaku as well as a replica of one of his ""Sanju banjin-zu"" (""Figure of 30 Guardian Dieties"")."

    七尾市小丸山台にあります、何せモニュメントが素晴らしかった七尾市県立の美術館があるとは知りませんでした展示品はどれも素晴らしいがやはり規模が小さく見栄えしなかった。

  • Roadside Station Anamizu
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
    Transportation
    Ishikawa Pref. Housugunanamizumachi Omachi Chi -41 - 6
    A roadside station standing along Prefectural Route 113 in Anamizu Town, Hosu County, Ishikawa Prefecture. The station adjoins Anamizu Station, the last stop on the Noto Railway. The station is home to Shiki Saisai, a specialty products shop selling local foods, and you can also eat curry and other light meals here. Sawayaka Koryukan Puruto, a local community center located on the station grounds, functions as a library and also has work spaces and free Wi-Fi. Due to its location next to the train station, this roadside station is frequently visited by train riders.

    能登鉄道の穴水駅と一体化している道の駅でした。 土産物の販売スペースはどちらかというと小ぶりでキオスクを多少大きくしたような感じでした。 このエリア出身の遠藤関のグッズが販売されているコーナーもあります。 鉄道のホームにも無料で入れるような造りになってる珍しい道の駅でした。

  • Wakura Showa Era and Toy Museum
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Wakuramachi Ninety 20-1
    A museum along Prefectural Route 47 in Wakura-machi, Nanao City. The collection on display has almost 10,000 toys collected by the museum director over many years from the Meiji period to the 1960s. The Showa Museum recreates the look of the Showa period and along with the Toy Museum, which has toy cars, robots, and dolls on display they have a classic car display space.

    七尾市和倉にあります、懐かしいおもちゃと昭和時代の暮らしの本当に懐かしいです、それにミゼットが有ります今はまず見ません嬉しいです。

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Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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