Experience traditional culture,
nature and spectacular scenery.
Jutting out into the Sea of Japan, the Noto Peninsula is a place of beautiful landscapes and traditional culture dating back more than a thousand years.
Drive the peninsula by car, or take a tour by taxi or bus.
For guests who would like to maximize their hot spring use, we can arrange a visit to our nearby sister hotel, Aenokaze.
Please feel free to ask us for more information.
- Visit Popular Sightseeing Spots
- Experience Local Traditions
- Enjoy Spectacular Scenery
- Indulge Your Tastebuds
A Guide to Sightseeing Spots
- Feel the local traditions
- Scenic and Beautiful Spots
- Seven Deities of Good Fortune Hopping
- Enjoy Onsen!
- Enjoy Local Cuisine
- Art Museums
The aquarium is home to 40,000 animals of approximately 500 different species found in the seawater near the Noto Peninsula.
You will forget all about the time as you enjoy a variety of aquarium attractions and activities such as dolphins and sea lion shows, otter feeding, penguins’ stroll, etc.
Hanayome Noren Museum (Bridal Curtain Museum)
The Hanayome Noren is one of the very important items for the wedding ceremony that has been passed down from generation to generation in the Noto area.
These bridal curtains are drawn with different designs and coloring by each family.
You can appreciate the variety of these colorful bridal curtains and the local tradition.
Also, you can try the bridal curtain experience by putting on the Japanese traditional bridal costume.
Feel the local traditions
Wajima Kobo-Nagaya House
There are ateliers that you can look over the marking processes of Wajima lacquer wares.
You can experience your own Wajima lacquer chopstick making, but also feel the charm of Wajima city.
Wajima Kiriko Art Museum
This is a museum of the Mikoshi Portable shrines, usually called "Kiriko lantern" in the Noto area.
The Kiriko lanterns are as tall as four-story buildings and are carried with spirits of prayer by local people in the festival.
Scenic and Beautiful Spots
The Hatago-Iwa Rocks, one of the represented strange-looking rocks in Noto-Kongo, are the married rocks that birth the legend of the god of looms.
It was named that because of shapes of these rocks resemble the tools of the weaver machine.
Two rocks are right next to each other – 16 meter and 12-meter heights and are tight together by the Shimenawa rope create a very sacred atmosphere. It is also called “Noto-Futami” for its looking is like the Futami-Iwa in Ise, Wakayama prefecture.
It is said the bigger rock is a female whereas the smaller one is a male.
Depending on the time of the day, it shows you very different sceneries like a foremost sunset spot in the Noto area by its location facing west and a magical view in the dark during the light-up period.
There is a legend behind the Hatago-Iwa rocks passed down from the past.
The legend is that when the god of textile was crossing the mountain, he was attacked by bandits.
Since it was so sudden, he was surprised and threw the weaver machines to the ocean, and these machines turned into the rocks we see today.
Shiroyone Senmaida Rice Paddies
The rice terraces located in Wajima city of Ishikawa prefecture.
Selected as one of "Japan's Top 100 Terraced Rice Paddies" and nationally designated a "Special Place of Scenic Beauty".
Seven Deities of Good Fortune Hopping
If you are an Onsen hot spring lover, don't miss this footbath spot in Wakura Onsen.
Since its location is abundant in the natural scenery of the Notojima island and Nanao bay, it gives you not only the comfort of onsen hot springs but a rich healing moment.
It is free of charge. Don't forget to take a towel with you.
Ae no Kaze
Ae no Kaze hotel is one of Kagaya's sister hotels,
located only a few minutes away.
For our valued guests, it is the privilege to use onsen facilities
in Ae no Kaze. There is a shuttle bus service between the hotels.
Please enjoy and heal yourself.
＊It is not available when the entire hotel is reserved.
★Ae no Kaze follows the Covid-19 prevention measures and stops offering this service to make sure to avoid getting infected for the time being.
Enjoy Local Cuisine
Noto Milk is a dairy product shop offering milk, gelato, yogurt, and more.
All products are made of milk from dairy cows locally grown with organic grass.
Enjoy the local fresh dairy sweets.
Nanao Fisherman's Wharf
There are many carefully selected items in the market.
You can find all kinds of seafood, traditional foods, and the most unique souvenirs of Noto.
You can also cook and taste the just bought seafood at the BBQ restaurant in the market.
Tsujiguchi Hironobu Museum
Hironobu Tsujiguchi was born in Nanao City and is a world
renowned pâtissier (confectionary chef) and this Museum & Café is based on the master pâtissier's original and novel ideas.
Kado Isaburou Museum of Art
Mr. Isaburo Kado was an outstanding Wajima lacquerware artist from Wajima city famous for lacquer artworks.
His genuine artworks can be cherished at the Kado Isaburo Museum of Art in Matsu no Midori hotel whose concept is "staying in a museum".
His artworks are displayed in the quiet lobby area with beautiful garden scenery.
Why don't you visit and feel the world of Japanese lacquer art?
Opening hours: 11:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m
Admission: @1,000 JPY
Tips for Getting Around by Car or Bus!
If arriving by plane or train, here are some convenient ways to go out on excursions to experience the local charms of Noto.
Rental car shops near the airport and Wakura Onsen.
Sightseeing taxis are an excellent option.
- ・Ishikawa Taxi +81-767-52-3001
- ・Maruichi Taxi +81-767-53-2121
- ・Isawa Taxi +81-767-62-2833
Runs daily (Wakura → Notojima Island → Nanao → Kanazawa)
Runs daily （Wakura → Wajima → Hakui → Kanazawa）
Runs daily（Wakura → Wajima → Suzu → Wakura）
Runs daily（Wakura Onsen → Anamizu → Wajima）
Unlimited rides on Notojima Kotsu buses between Wakura-Onsen Station and Notojima Aquarium.
Sightseeing train from Noto Satoyama
The Yutari Course runs at a leisurely pace from Anamizu to Nanao (70 minutes).
【All seats reserved】【Reservation required
Reservation may be made from 1 month before the boarding date online, on the phone, or at the Anamizu station.
- ※Another option is the Casual Course, which does not require a reservation.