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Landmark in Upper Noto Peninsula

Senmaida Rice Terraces

Once a common sight in Japan, the ancient method of rice farming is disappearing. These 'thousand' terraced rice paddies snaking up the hillside are both fascinating and beautiful in all seasons.
Historic Building in Upper Noto Peninsula

Kami-tokikuni-ke

One of the few survivors of the Taira clan, Taira Tokitada was exiled to this region in 1185. His ancestors eventually divided and established separate family residences here, both now Important Cultural Properties …
Historic Building in Upper Noto Peninsula

Tokikuni-ke

This is an Important Cultural Property, one of two family residences of exiled shogun Taira Tokitada (the other is Kami-tokikuni-ke). Tokikuni-ke, the oldest residence, was built in 1590 in the style of the Kamakura…
Cultural in Upper Noto Peninsula

Ushitsu Abare Festival

Over the first Friday and Saturday in July, 40 kiriko lantern floats are paraded around the streets and showered in embers from giant torches. Who said fire and sake don't mix?
Lighthouse in Upper Noto Peninsula

Rokugozaki Lighthouse

You can amble through the village of Noroshi (狼煙) up to this lighthouse, built in 1883, for lovely views.