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History/Culture:Noto 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.

Kita Family House

Kita Family was a leading Tomura-yaku* Family that supported the wealth of Kaga region. Kita Family's grand residential house was constructed on the instructions by the ruler of Kaga Province, to build a house in accordance with the high status of Kita Family.

Kami Tokikuni House

This magnificent residence was built by the descendents of Tokikuni Family who are said to be descended from the Heike General Taira-no-Tokitada who came to Noto Peninsula after Heike clan was defeated in the battle of Dannnoura.

Shimo Tokikuni House

This residence was built by the branch family of Tokikuni Famliy.The new branch family assumed Shimo-Tokikuni as the new family name and prospered along with the main branch of Tokikuni.

Keta Taisha Shrine

Keta Taisha with a history of 2100 years is an elegant shrine that shows itself in various colors in different seasons.

Myojoji Temple

Myojoji Temple is the head temple of Nichiren Sect in Hokuriku Region. 10 buildings including the main hall, 5 storey pagoda, founding priest's hall, temple storehouse for sacred scriptures, etc. have been designated as National Important Cultural Property.

Sojiji Temple

Sojiji, a Soto sect temple that first prospered as the headquarters of Soto Zen sect from 12th century to the late 17th century along with Eiheji Temple in Fukui.