Top things to do in Upper Noto Peninsula

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

Shimo-tokikuni-ke

This is an Important Cultural Property, one of two family residences of exiled shogun Taira Tokitada (the other is Kami-tokikuni-ke). Shimo-tokikuni-ke, the older residence, was built in 1590 in the style of the Kam…
Arts & Crafts in Upper Noto Peninsula

Road Station Suzunari

In the former Suzu train station (and attached to the current Suzu bus station), this shop sells well-priced crafts and products from around the Noto region. See if you can resist ordering another helping of the van…
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 of Ushitsu and showered in embers from giant torches. Who said fire and sake don't mix?
Landmark in Upper Noto Peninsula

Senmaida Rice Terraces

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