JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Anamizu-machi (Noto Peninsula) 穴水町Since Noto Peninsula does not have a railway going around the peninsula, it's best to join a bus tour or rent a car. To see most everything, you should stopover two nights along the peninsula. However, a day trip or overnight trip is also possible if you don't mind missing a few sights. For bus tours (costing ¥6000 to ¥7000), see the Hokutetsu Railway website: http://www.hokutetsu.co.jp/en
Photos of Anamizu (east coast of Noto Peninsula), Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Sights


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Sights in Anamizu.

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Hakui 羽咋市Photos of Hakui (west coast of Noto Peninsula), Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway 千里浜なぎさドライブウェイ


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Chirihama Nagisa Driveway in Hakui, Ishikawa is Japan's only beach where motor vehicles are permitted to run as a public thoroughfare. It extends for about 8 km.

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Myojoji Temple 妙成寺


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Myojoji Temple belongs to the Nichiren Buddhist sect. It is the Nichiren headquarters temple for the Hokuriku Region. It was founded in 1293 by Nichizō, a second-generation disciple of Nichiren. In 1618, the beautiful 5-story pagoda was built. It has a few buildings that are National Important Cultural Properties.

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Hodatsushimizu-cho 宝達志水町Photos of Hodatsushimizu (west coast of Noto Peninsula), Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Kaga Clan Kita-ke Home 加賀藩十村役 喜多家


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Kita-ke was a district governor's residence with a 350-year history. It is now a museum exhibiting documents and artifacts of its past. The house and front gate (photo) are National Important Cultural Properties.

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Kanazawa 金沢市Pictures of Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Kanazawa Castle 金沢城


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Kanazawa Castle was the base for the Kaga Domain (Ishikawa and Toyama Prefectures) ruled by the Maeda clan 1583–1871 starting with Maeda Toshiie. Occupying a huge plot of land in the center of the city, the castle has undergone extensive renovations and reconstruction. The main castle buildings are now magnificently restored. It's next to Kenrokuen Garden which was the castle garden.

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Kanazawa Castle Park 金沢城公園


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Walk through this huge park to tour not only the castle, but also the many different stone walls and lookout points where the turrets used to be.

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Kenrokuen Garden 兼六園


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Adjacent to Kanazawa Castle Park, Kenrokuen is one of Japan's three most famous gardens. The garden was originally the castle garden for Kanazawa Castle .

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Other Sights


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Kanazawa's other sights include Kanazawa Station, Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Omi-cho Market.

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Nanao 七尾市Photos of Nanao (east coast of Noto Peninsula), Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Wakura Onsen & Major Sights 和倉温泉・七尾市街


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Wakura Onsen hot spring and major sights like Notojima Aquarium and Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum.

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Noto-cho 能登町Photos of Noto-cho (east coast of Noto Peninsula), Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Coastal Sights


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Koiji Coast, Tsukumo Bay, and Toshimayama Park.

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Shika-machi 志賀町Photos of Shika (west coast of Noto Peninsula), Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Noto Kongo Coast 能登金剛


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Noto Kongo Coast is a scenic, craggy part of Noto Peninsula with rock formations such as Ganmon Rock and Hatago Iwa wedded rocks. Boat cruises also available.

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Suzu 珠洲市Photos of Suzu (northern tip of Noto Peninsula), Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Rokkosaki Lighthouse 禄剛埼灯台


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Rokkosaki is a cape on the northernmost tip of Noto Peninsula. Famous for where you can see both the sunrise and sunset over the ocean. There's also a lighthouse designed by a British engineer named Richard Henry Brunton. It's a major tourist stop on any tour of the Noto Peninsula. Address: 石川県珠洲市狼煙町イ-51

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Major sights in Suzu such as Mitsukejima island, Kihei-don House, Kiriko Matsuri.

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Wajima 輪島市Photos of Wajima (west coast of Noto Peninsula), Ishikawa Prefecture.
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Shiroyone Senmaida 白米千枚田


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Senmaida in Shiroyone, Wajima is one of Japan's most famous terraced rice paddies. It's in a remote location, but very picturesque with the ocean right below it. Senmaida literally means "One-thousand rice terraces." Address: 石川県輪島市白米町99-5

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Central Wajima 輪島市街


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Wajima Asa-ichi Morning Market, Wajima-nuri lacquerware, Wajima Kiriko Art Museum, Sodegaura waterfront, and Sojiji Temple.

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Gojinjo-daiko Drummers 御陣乗太鼓


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Gojinjo Daiko should not be missed. Powerful, crazied drumming performance by several men donning demon masks and wigs. Legend has it that this drumming warded off the invading forces of Uesugi Kenshin, ruler of Echigō Province (Niigata Pref.) during the Warring States Period in the 16th century. Performed for free on weekend evenings (or every evening in summer) at Wajima Kiriko Art Museum.

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Tokikuni-ke Residences 時国家


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Two Tokikuni-ke (¥520) thatched-roof homes in Sosogi. Built in 1831, Kami Tokikuni-ke (上時国家) was the residence of a wealthy farmer descended from Tokikuni who was related to the Taira Clan. The house has stately rooms and a garden. Shimo Tokikuni-ke (下時国家) was the residence of a branch family of the Tokikuni. Both houses are National Important Cultural Properties.

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Sosogi Coast 曽々木海岸


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In Wajima, Sosogi Coast is a scenic area of craggy and unusual rock formations. Sights include Window Rock (Mado-iwa) and Tarumi Falls.

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