The best of Noto, from morning markets to scenic spots | Hida Toyama Ishikawa Tourism Association(Hietsuno)
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NotoThe best of Noto, from morning markets to scenic spots

Buy local goods from the morning market! Visit museums and take in some of Japan's gorgeous scenery. Travel through the World Heritage Sites of Noto's mountains and oceanside, and along the only beach in Japan where you can drive across the sand! Look forward to unique sights, including outdoor baths with incredible views!

  • 01Wajima Morning Market (Wajima City)*Morning only
  • 02Wajima Kiriko Art Museum (Wajima City)
  • 03Shiroyone Senmaida (Wajima City)
  • 04Cosmo Isle Hakui Space Science Museum (Hakui City)
  • 05Chirihama Nagisa Driveway(Chirihama Rest Area)(Hakui City)
  • 06Wakura Onsen (Nanao City)
Shin-Takaoka Station
Shinkansen&Bus Approx. 15 minutes on the Hokuriku Shinkansen→(*Change trains at Kanazawa Station)Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes on the express bus

Wajima Morning Market (Wajima City)*Morning only


A market with a history of over 1,000 years, where fish, marine products, vegetables and souvenirs are sold. The women of Wajima are hard-working, and they play the leading role at the morning market, both as vendors and buyers. It is also fun chatting with the women and bargaining the prices.

Asaichi-dori, Kawai-machi, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture Asaichi Association Tel.: 0768-22-7653 (mornings only) - Opening hours: 8 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. - Entrance fee: Free (parking is charged separately) - Closed every 2nd and 4th Wednesday and January 1 to 3

Walk Approx. 5 minute walk

Wajima Kiriko Art Museum (Wajima City)


A kiriko is a lantern that lights up the area below a mikoshi portable shrine. At this museum, visitors can experience up close the Noto Kiriko Festival, a Japan Heritage event. There are some 30 kiriko of all sizes in the museum, displayed in a lively festival atmosphere.

6-1 Marine Town, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture Tel.: 0768-22-7100 - Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entrance at 4:30 p.m.) - Entrance fee: 620 yen for general public, 470 yen for high school students, 360 yen for elementary and middle school students, free for preschoolers. - Open every day - Parking space for 37 vehicles (free)

Taxi Approx. 15 minutes by taxi

Shiroyone Senmaida (Wajima City)


The view of over 1,000 terraced paddy fields on the slopes leading down to the ocean changes from season to season and even from hour to hour. Designated a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage site, the terraces are a symbol of "Noto's Land & Sea".

Ha 99-5, Shiroyone-machi, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture Wajima City Tourism Department Tel.: 0768-23-1146 - Entrance fee: Free - Open every day

Taxi&Train&Walk Approx. 40 minutes to Anamizu Station by taxi→Take the JR Nanao Line, or other, to Hakui Station, approx. 2 hours→Approx. 10 minute walk

Cosmo Isle Hakui Space Science Museum (Hakui City)


A space science museum where visitors can see up close space capsules that have traveled to space and re-entered the atmosphere, as well as many original articles built for space development. There is also a wealth of documents on UFOs, bringing visitors into close contact with the mysteries of the universe.

25 Menda, Tsuruta-machi, Hakui City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Tel.: 0767-22-9888
- Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entrance at 4:30 p.m.)
- Closed Tuesdays (or the following day in case of holidays), open every day from July 20 to August 31
- Entrance fee: Space science exhibit - 400 yen for general public, 200 yen for elementary and middle school students
Cosmo Theater - 500 yen for general public, 300 yen for elementary and middle school students

Taxi Approx. 10 minutes by taxi

Chirihama Nagisa Driveway(Chirihama Rest Area)(Hakui City)


This is the only place in Japan where automobiles can be driven on the beach. Enjoy this 8-kilometer stretch along the water’s edge, the sea breeze against your face. The drive is particularly impressive at sunset.

Hakui City Hall Commerce,Industry and Tourism Department Tel. : 0767-22-1118

Taxi&Train Approx. 5 minutes by taxi to Hakui Station→Take the limited express train on the JR Nanao Line to Wakura Onsen Station, approx. 25 minutes→Approx. 5 minutes by taxi

Wakura Onsen (Nanao City)

Located in the center of Noto Peninsula, Wakura Onsen faces the peaceful waters of Nanao Bay. Opened some 1,200 years ago, Wakura is one of the best known hot springs in the Hokuriku region. It is the foremost “marine hot springs” in Hokuriku, whose source is located under the ocean floor. There are 21 ryokan inns of various sizes along the coast where meals made with fresh seasonal ingredients can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Wakura-machi, Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture Wakura Onsen Tourism Association Tel.: 0767-62-1555

Train Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes on the Waku-Liner
Shin-Takaoka Station

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Approx. 30 minutes by taxi from Noto Satoyama Airport to the Wajima Morning Market