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Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture: Address, Phone Number, Noto Peninsula Reviews: 4.5/5

Noto Peninsula
This highly scenic region is in the far south of Japan.
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Hamm, Luxembourg13 contributions
beautiful, quiet day excursion
Jul 2018 • Family
Me and my family (Mom and older sister) rented and a car and stayed at a in a room at a Hosts house. When we had free time between the activities planned for us we would take the car and ride along the beaches and take in the beautiful views. There were times we got lost but had no trouble finding out way back. As a teenager myself I recommend this to families, couples or even those adventuring solo. If you are looking for a more secluded, peaceful area with less tourists and beautiful views this is the place for you!
Written June 4, 2019
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The Hague, The Netherlands323 contributions
Perfect for a day trip
Jul 2018 • Couples
We travelled by rental car so visiting Noto from Kanazawa was an easy affair. Picture book landscape with the rocks which have a small shrine on top that stand in the ocean.
The coastline is spectacular and the road follows the coast line. There is also a beautiful temple on the peninsula.
Written August 13, 2018
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Ballina, Australia172 contributions
Forget the usual foreigners tourist trail and get over to this beautiful part of Japan
Nov 2014 • Family
We took the train over to Kanazawa which involved a change but after March 2015 the bullet train from Tokyo to Kanazawa will be operating making that journey a little quicker and easier. Kanazawa is a beautiful city, easy to navigate and plenty to experience. The Kenrokuen Gardens are a must to explore, but the city offers a lot more, check it out on the web.
We hired a car from Times Car Rental who were excellent. The GPS system was easy to use even for a non- Japanese speaker after some education. We drove around the Noto Peninsular in a clockwise direction and saw spectacular scenery, little villages, two stunning shrines far better than other much touted ones in more popular cities. Walked on beaches, slept in the superb Suzu. Beach Hotel and visited the Aquarium a little further on. We had some time to kill to called in to view the exhibits at the Motorcar Museum of Japan near Komatsu. Housed in a stunning Europeanstyle red brick building this is a fantastic display over three large floors of the world's cars.
Left there in time to drive to Komatsu Airport which serves Kanazawa, drop the car off and fly the 50 minutes back to Tokyo Haneda with ANA. Marvellous.
Written November 7, 2014
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Barcelona, Spain547 contributions
Nice day excursion
Jun 2013
We were renting a car in Kanazawa and left it in Toyama. We spend the day with the car and it was really a nice day.
We visited the Chirihama beach drive, the Myojoji Temple, Ganmon Rock, Hatago Iwa rock, Sojiji Temple and the Senmaida rice fields. Obviously a car is needed, with train it's impossible.
Written June 29, 2013
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Kamakura, Japan860 contributions
A mentally-freeing place to be. Green, green, all that could be seen.
Aug 2012 • Couples
My wife and I went to the Noto Peninsula from August 12 to 17. First off, yes, it was quite hot at times and I did get a pretty good sunburn probably just because I wanted to get "a little colour" and didn't use sunscreen . Besides that, everything was great. As I live in Kanagawa, which is crowded, going to Ishikawa is a great way to get in touch with nature and get rid of stress. We drove there (first to Kanazawa City) and it took 6.5 hours. The toll was 4,500 yen because we left at midnight. Loaded up the ipod and hit shuffle. Nice drive with very little traffic.
The next five days were spent near the sea, both admiring the beautiful rocky shore, and swimming in the warm, clean Japan Sea. Loved it.
From Go Go black curry, to White gyoza, the food was great and reasonably priced. For two nights we stayed at Route Inn, in Nanao near Wakura Onsen (hot spring). 8,000 yen for two with buffet breakfast. It has a nice onsen bath on the first floor, too.
Noto Island is so sweet. The pace of life slows down as soon as you cross one of the beautiful bridges. A public hot spring or the beach. The choice is yours. Snorkle, go fishing. Gorgeous area (don't look at the "whatever" plant across the bay).
Anyway, without getting into details, I can't wait to go there again.
Written August 20, 2012
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada105 contributions
Noto Peninsula , Ishikawa
We took the train from Nagoya to Takayama ( very nice city )in the mountains. We stayed at the Best Western Hotel. Very clean, comfy and quiet. With breakfast : 15,400 JPY/ night / for two.
From there we rented a car from Hertz ( called Toyota Rental in Japan - 3 days : 23,940 JPY, fuel- return 6,800 JPY , we drove only 600 kms - tolls about $40.) and we drove throught the alps all the way to the Noto peninsula. We took regular roads and highways (toll roads) where available. We drove all the way around the peninsula mainly on route 249. The views were very pretty : ocean, beaches and cliffs. Fishing ports, lighthouses, small villages.
First night we slept in Hakui, a place knowned for U.F.O.'s. The hotel Qkamura( ) was very clean, nice, quiet, by the beach (car driven). Extra large room japanese style. Dinner and breakfast included:21,940JPY / night / for 2 pers.
Then the second night we stayed in Suzu, at the Notojiso Hotel. ( Our "special room" # 210 was on the ocean . It was a very nice, modern, extra large japanese style room ( more an apartment )very clean, very quiet with 2 balconies. One had a private "onsen" on it (spa). The views were breathtaking. In the morning the raising sun was superb. We had a fantastic looking/tasting dinner and a surprising breakfast as well.30,330 JPY / night/ 2 persons. It was well worth EVERY penny !!!
Now remember after leaving Takayama we did not hear a single english word and at the top of the peninsula the road signs were only in japanese. It made our trip very interesting ! But it also shows you how the japanese people live in mountains and by the ocean. If you do not mind driving on the left side with a right steering wheel ... Make sure you have a very good bilingual road atlas because their GPS are japanese only.
Written October 14, 2008
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