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The Noto Peninsula is a treasure trove of festivals. In the summer and autumn, it seems like there is an exciting festival happening just about every week. Come see the famous Kiriko Festivals of the Noto!


  In Kanazawa, you can see the Kanazawa Hyakumangoku Festival in June, where warriors dressed in traditional armor parade down the streets of the city. You can also enjoy a light up of Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan’s most famous gardens, in every season of the year.


  The Hakusan region features festivals where portable shrines are carried around to appease the gods as well as a popular snowman festival in the middle of the winter season.

Autumn Foliage at Natadera Temple

The Natadera Temple is the head temple of the Shingon Sect. It is a well-known scenic spot for autumn foliage viewing since the olden times.

Otabi-maturi Festival

With a 340-year history, this Festival is famous for its magnificent Hikiyama (portable shrines) and the lovely Children Kabuki Performances.

Gogan Shinji Bamboo Splitting Festival

A daring festival at which green bamboos are split to cast away evil spirits.

Kutaniyaki Porcelain Festival

This Festival is held every year on May 3rd to May 5th. Hundreds of stalls lined the streets and bargains for everything from Kutaniyaki Porcelain made by different artists to kitchen wares can be found on this big bazaar.

Autumn Foliage at Kakusenkei Gorge

One of the most famous scenic spots in Yamanaka Onsen Hotspring District, The scenery is exceptionally magnificent during the autumn foliage season.

Autumn Foliage at Hakusan Super Forest Road

Hakusan Super Forest Road is a 33.3 km driveway that links Ishikawa Prefecture with Gifu Prefecture. The autumn foliage of the Japanese Rowan, the Betula Ermanii and the Beeches in the primeval forest is exceptionally beautiful.

Yukidaruma Snowman Festival

With many snowmen in different sizes on display, visitors can also see snow sculptures shaped as famous people and popular characters.