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Lanterns Over the Dark Sea Create Dreamlike Kiriko Festival on Noto Peninsula

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A glow from festival lights fills the air with excitement. As the warm days of summer arrive, the Noto Peninsula begins celebrating the Kiriko Matsuri, which continues until the early days of autumn. Colorful hanging lantern floats called kiriko are...

The Oku-Noto Triennale: Art at the End of the World

Kanazawa lies at the base of the Noto peninsula, a small stretch of land jutting into the Sea of Japan. At the farthest tip of this jagged coastline is Suzu, the smallest city in Honshu. Back in its heyday, Suzu was a...

Noto Peninsula Drive, A Day Trip From Kanazawa

After spending a few days sightseeing in Kanazawa, get out of the city for a picturesque drive around Noto Peninsula. This rugged peninsula offers it’s fair share of local charm and natural beauty and is a perfect day trip in Ishikawa Prefecture.