16 days in Ishikawa Prefecture Itinerary

16 days in Ishikawa Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ishikawa Prefecture holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Toyama Airport, Drive to Noto-cho
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Noto-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wajima
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nanao
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kaga
— 7 nights
Drive to Komatsu Airport / JASDF Komatsu Air Base, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Noto-cho

— 2 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Noto-cho side-trips: Suzu (Mitsukejima Island, Cape Kinoura, &more).

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Noto-cho day trip planner.

London, UK to Noto-cho is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in October since evenings lows in Noto-cho dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wajima.

Things to do in Noto-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wajima

— 2 nights
Situated in the isolated north of the hilly Noto Peninsula, Wajima attracts visitors with its many museums, festivals, and shops that showcase its rich cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Wajima Morning Market, take in the exciting artwork at Wajima Lacquerware Center, make a trip to Noto Peninsula, then examine the collection at Go NAgai Wnderland Museum, then examine the collection at Wajima Kiriko Art Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Yurari Foot Spa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Shiroyone Semmaida, stop by Michi-no-Eki Suzu Endenmura, contemplate the long history of Okunoto Salt Farm Village, then contemplate the long history of Kami Tokikuni House, then explore the world behind art at Wajima Museum of Urushi Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daihonzan Soujiji Soin.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wajima trip maker site.

You can drive from Noto-cho to Wajima in an hour. October in Wajima sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nanao.

Things to do in Wajima

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Classes

Side Trips

Nanao

— 3 nights
Located in the heart of Noto Peninsula, Nanao offers tourists a laid-back getaway and scenic nature spots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nanao: Hakui (Cosmo Isle Hakui & Chirihama Nagisa Driveway) and Takaoka (Zuiryuji Temple & Takaoka Daibutsu Buddha). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Notojima Aquarium, look for gifts at Takazawa Candle, make a trip to Notojima, and stop by Michi-no-Eki Noto Shokusai Market.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nanao travel route planner.

Getting from Wajima to Nanao by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Nanao can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Kaga.

Things to do in Nanao

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kaga

— 7 nights
Lying at the foot of one of Japan's holy volcanic mountains, the charming city of Kaga draws visitors with its onsens and lovely temples.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Washu Bar Engawa. Venture out of the city with trips to Hakusan (Ishikawa-ken Insectarium, Park Shishiku, &more), Sakai (Echizen Matsuyama, Mikuni Minato Kitamae Dori, &more) and Ichijodani Asakurashi Ruin (in Fukui). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum, get great views at Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine), and appreciate the views at Kakusenkei Gorge.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kaga planner.

You can drive from Nanao to Kaga in 2 hours. October in Kaga sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kaga

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Ishikawa Prefecture travel guide

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Gardens · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Ishikawa Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshu island. The capital is Kanazawa.HistoryIshikawa was formed in 1872 from the merger of Kaga Province and the smaller Noto Province.GeographyIshikawa is on the Sea of Japan coast. The northern part of the prefecture consists of the narrow Noto Peninsula, while the southern part is wider and consists mostly of mountains with the prefecture's chief city, Kanazawa, located in the coastal plain. The prefecture also has some islands, including Notojima, Mitsukejima, Hegurajima., 13% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Hakusan National Park; Echizen-Kaga Kaigan and Noto Hantō Quasi-National Parks; and five Prefectural Natural Parks.CitiesEleven cities are located in Ishikawa Prefecture:HakuiHakusanKagaKahoku Kanazawa (capital)KomatsuNanaoNonoichi NomiSuzuWajima

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