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Around Ishikawa’s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

In June 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) designated certain traditional farming, forestry, and fishing methods, or culture and festivals related to agriculture, as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS). The first place in Japan to be designated was the Noto Satoyama and Satoumi.

This course takes you to the beautiful landscapes and traditional cultures of Noto, allowing you to immerse yourself in its traditional cultures, techniques, and farming or fishing production.

Overnight Course *Use a rental car

Day One


Kanazawa City

By car (about 1 hour 30 minutes)

Yase Cliffs

Yase-no-Dangai Cliffs

Yase-no-Dangai Cliffs

By car (about 30 minutes)

Sojiji So-in Temple, Soto Zen Head Temple

Sojiji Temple, Soto Zen Head Temple (about 1 hour)


Senmaida Rice Terrace (about 15 minutes)

By car (about 20 minutes)

Kiriko Hall

 Kiriko Lantern Museum (about 30 minutes)                                          

By car (about 10 minutes)



Overnight in Wajima

 *Gojinjo Taiko Drums performance nightly in front of Flat Homu (20:30-20:50)

Late April ? Late November: weekends / public holidays; July and August: daily

Day Two

Wajima Morning Market

Wajima Morning Market (about 1 hour)

Walk (5 minutes)

Wajima Koubou Nagaya

Wajima Kobo Nagaya (about 1 hour)

By car (about 30 minutes)

Suzu Salt Farm Village

Suzu Enden-mura Salt Field

By car (about 50 minutes)


Mitsuke-jima Island (about 30 minutes)

By car (about 1 hour 30 minutes)

Boramachi Yagura

Bora-machi-yagura (Fishing Turret) (take a break in the carpark: 15 minutes)

By car (about 2 hours)


Kanazawa City