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Nice Cruise Ship Rock

You can try walking to the island which resembles a big ship but the walk is filled with jagged... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
VivianTai
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Singapore, Singapore
what a sight and you can walk to it in the sea

the huge rock is very striking from afar or up close. its fun to walk along the rock path to it but... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2017
adriant248
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

Mitsuke-jima is one of the most well-known sightseeing spots in Noto Peninsula- an underrated picturesque area in Ishikawa Prefecture. You can see it on the covers of most of the local tourist pamphlets.

Mitsuke-jima literally means ‘an island found or discovered’; The legend has it that Kukai-a famous Buddhist priest spotted this island during his travels. This island-rock is also popularly known as “gunkan-jima” or a battleship island, because of its resemblance to a ship.

A local shop owner (they make traditional shichirin- a Japanese style grill made of diatomaceous earth) told us that Mitsukejima rock was made of ‘keiso-do’ (diatomaceous soil), and the rock has been shrinking in size due to exposure to winds & rains, common in these parts.
There were very few tourists/people on the beach, and it really felt like an unspoilt, relaxing place.
The beach also had a ‘lovers’ prayer bell’….popular with tourists.
Mitsukejima is located in Suzu, and it wasn’t too far from Noto Satoyama Airport where we arrived, but if you’re staying Kanazawa, it’ll take you 2 hours by. There’s also Hokutetsu Bus service to Suzu.
We went to Mitsukejima first, and then went around some other sightseeing spots like Senmaida rice paddies, Kiriko lantern museum. If you’ve a car, and a whole day to spend, then Mitsukejima and Noto are highly recommended. And, don’t forget to check out Suzu-yaki (the local pottery) museum!

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank RohNik
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Reviewed May 13, 2016

As written also here, there is no access to island. However, it looks really impressive and if in Noto, stop this beach for a moment.
By the way, just 3kms short are Koiji coast. Stones and island telling sad love-story. When here, visit also that.

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank ettelbruck
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Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

was on our way to lamp no Yado and passed by this landmark. so we just turned in to go take a look. not a far detour from the main road. it was an interesting place..somehow the rocks are stacked nicely to form a rocky path to the island. good for a photo with the island in the background. as it is really far..don't find it worth it to come here specially for this though, just drop by if it's along the way.

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank RobertChew
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Reviewed November 11, 2015

This area is stunningly beautiful and has a very relaxed "old world" feel about it.
It is well worth the effort to visit this area.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank TestBed
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

In my opinion, the island is the best tourist attraction of Noto Peninsula. The island aka Warship Island really looks like a warship and pretty impressive. Unfortunately, there is no way to get to the island, although you can get close. There is a restaurant where you can enjoy viewing the island.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank misocutlet
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