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History/Culture:Kaga/Hakusan Area


  Noto is famous for a vibrant food culture based on seafood and mountain vegetables as well as for a variety of traditional arts and crafts that flourish even today, such as Wajima lacquerware and Nanao Buddhist altars.


  The samurai culture from the feudal era remains in Kanazawa even today through traditional performing arts like the elegant and refined Noh music and dancing and also through high-quality and stylish traditional arts and crafts.


  The Kaga region is famous for having produced numerous living national treasures who are masters of Yamanaka lacquerware and Kutaniyaki ceramics.

Natadera Temple

This temple is a famous temple of the Shingon Sector that was established in the year 717. Famous for the caves inside the rocky mountains, this temple is a sanctuary surrounded by nature.

Rosanjin's Hut "Iroha"

Being an artist and a gourmet, Rosanjin has resided in this hut and visitors can still see this hut in its original appearance.

Dainichi-zakari Sakagura Shiryokan Sake Museum

The superior brand "Dainichi-zakari" sake is produced by Hashimoto Shuzo (Sake manufacturer), which was established in 1713. Visitors can see exhibitions of books and old tools used in the sake brewing industry.

Ataka Barrier Ruins

The kabuki play "Kanjincho" has made Ataka-no-seki very famous. After 800 years, the Barrier is still standing in the forest, and visitors can definitely feel the spirit and tension from the statues of Benkei, Yoshitsune and the gateman Togashi.

Hashidate Fishing Port Area

The picturesque rural scenery blends softly with the red tiles on the roofs, and visitors can enjoy a stroll along the streets lined with these exquisite houses that possess all the ideal beauty factors of the seafarers.

Shirayama-Hime Shrine

The head shrine of all Shirayama shrines in Japan, this shrine is dedicated to the sacred Mt. Hakusan as the mountain of faith.