Nagoya Sunshine Sakae ferris wheel by night. (11)

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The Kami Tokikuni House is the most important residence of the defeated Taira general named Tairo no Tokidata, after he lost the battle of Dannoura. Sent in exile to the isolated region of the Noto peninsula, the general disavowed the clan and stopped using the name Taira, also known as Heike (which literally means “House […]

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Shiroyone Senmaida, or simply Senmaida is Noto Penisula’s most famous sight! Senmaida, which literally mean means “a thousand rice fields” or 1004 according to the Shiroyone Senmaida official website. It offers a breathtaking view from the end of April to July at sunset when the reflection of the sun hits the water-filled rice paddies. But […]

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Hi, this is with great pleasure that we are announcing today the launch of Photo of Japan, a new section of gorgeous photos of Japan taken by the Pierre Caillault a French photojournalist. Twice a week (Mon & Fri), Pierre will publish one of his many pictures from Japan that he took over time and […]

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The Noto Kongo Coast is a 14km long rock formation along the Sea of Japan and located on the west side of the Noto Peninsula below Wajima City. Facing tough elements like harsh winds and the wrath of the wild ocean, the Noto Kongo Coast is considered by many as one of the most beautiful […]

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You know that you are walking too much when you start getting your shoes in bulk! And by the way Thanks Merrell for the nice little package the delivery was fast and smooth. Anyway, I have to admit that I am pretty found of Merrell shoes, they are affordable, comfortable, durable and I kind of […]

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Founded in 1294 by the Japanese saint Nichizo, a disciple of the Nichiren Sect, the Myōjō-ji Temple (Also known as Myojoji) is located in Noto Peninsula near Wajima and is now the head temple of the Nichiren Sect. Myōjō-ji Temple consists of a set of large buildings, set on atop a hill, which were created […]

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Located on the opposite side of Wajima on the Noto peninsula, Mitsukejima is an small, uninhabited island (150m long, 50m wide and 30m tall) famous for its unique shape. Also known as Gunkanjima “Battleship Island” because of its shape, this island has no link whatsoever with the other famous island named Gunkanjima, located in Nagasaki. […]

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Photo taken from the famous Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. (0)

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Once a year in December, the famous Hikawa shrine in Saitama (north of Tokyo) holds the Toka Machi Market, the ‘10th day market’. This event coincides with the Daitosai, a ritual ceremony held at the Musashi Ichi-no-miya Hikawa Shrine on the 10th of December. It also plays host to over 1,300 street booths selling food […]

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Another very interesting attraction in Wajima is its Kiriko Hall exhibition. Kirikos are huge illuminated festival floats that light up the Noto peninsula city during the summer festival period from July to September, and then exhibited year-round in a dedicated museum located in Wajima city. If you are not fortunate enough to enjoy one of […]

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Let’s face it, the Noto peninsula is far from being the most popular tourist destination in Japan. Only accessible by plane or by car (no railways), this secluded place in Japan is actually a little heaven on earth for those who are looking to enjoy Japan without a horde of tourists (Japanese or not). Wajima, […]

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