This tour features the superb view and local dishes in the Oku-Noto area, where you can interact with the climate and culture of Noto!
■ Senrihama Nagisa Driveway
Have a refreshing drive on the "Senrihama Nagisa Driveway," the only beach in Japan driven on the edge of the surf by car. This is one of a few spots in the world where you can drive on a sandy beach. Get off the bus during a comfort break, enjoy the view of the sky and the sea, and take photos (* Depending on the weather, you may not be able to pass on the driveway).
■ Wajima Morning Market (70 minutes)
Wajima Morning Market, with a history of over 1,000 years, is one of the three major morning markets in Japan. About 200 shops selling fresh seafood, dried fish, vegetables, folk crafts, etc. are lined up on a 360-meter shopping street. Explore the lively morning market filled with the voices of the local merchants welcoming customers. You can experience the life of a port town while interacting with the locals.
■ Sake brewery (20 minutes)
After exploring the morning market, you will be guided to the Hiyoshi Shuzou sake brewery in Wajima. You can enjoy tasting and shopping, a pleasure for sake lovers. If it is not during the peak season of sake making, you can visit the brewery and listen to the explanation of sake brewing by Toji, the chief sake brewer (* The brewery is not open to the public during the peak season of sake brewing.)
■ Shiroyone Senmaida (30 minutes)
Senmaida, small rice terraces overlapping one another like fish scales, continues down to the coast of the Sea of Japan. It creates a superb view said to be the original Japanese landscape. Traditional farming is still practiced there, and its scenery was designated as a special place of scenic beauty by the government. You can appreciate the breath-taking scenery in each of the four seasons.
■ Lunch at Kayabuki-an (50 minutes)
A restaurant between Satoyama and Satoumi. The restaurant is in an old folk house with a traditional thatched roof. Not limited to the building, the meals are cooked following the traditional way. The local meal consists of rice cooked with a stove and locally grown fresh vegetables. Having the meal in the cozy space of a tatami-matted room, you will be able to feel the life of Noto, where time passes slowly.
*Satoyama and Satoumi are Japanese terms meaning a forest and a sea adjacent to a village, where nature and human coexist.
■ Keta Taisha Shrine (30 minutes)
At the end of your trip to Noto, you will be guided to Noto Ichinomiya Keta Taisha Shrine, with s history of over 2,000 years. In the solemn atmosphere of the precinct, there is a worship hall designated as important cultural property, Shinmon gate, and so on. It has been famous as a shrine filled with good energy since ancient times and has attracted many people. Why don't you follow the guide and experience worship at the shrine and consult a written oracle?
Tour duration: 8am - 4pm (8 hours)
Meeting time: 7.50am
Oku-Noto Sightseeing Day Tour
Adult/Child: 12 years old and above
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Meeting point：Kanazawa Station West Exit Sightseeing Bus Parking Lot
1-802, Hirooka, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken 920-0031