Home of lacquerware, oldest morning market and old houses
Noto Peninsula juts into the sea of Japan more than 100 km north. The city of Wajima is situated at the tip of the peninsula, and is known for its morning market and home of lacquerware. Wajima morning market is one of the three famous morning market ( closed on every Wendesday) in Japan. It has more than 1, 000 years history. Wajima lacquerware was designated as an important intangible cultural asset in 1977. Wajima lacquerware is known for its durability and elegant designs. Noto Satoyama-Satomi are range of hills and coastal waters in Noto peninsula. These regions were designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations(FAO) in 2011.
7:00 Meet at your hotel lobby
7:30 Board a highway bus
10:00 Arrive at Wajima
Visit wajima morning market( morning market is closed on every Wednesday), Kiriko festival museum, Wajima lacquerware museum
13:00 Board a taxi for Shirayone one thousand rice terraces
15:00 Board a highway bus
17:20 Arrive at Kanazawa
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 9 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10000 JPY - Transportation/person: bus fare Kanazawa - Wajima 2,260yen, Wajima- Kanazawa 2,260yen. Taxi for Shirayone 3,000yen. local bus fare 480yen. Admission fee/ person: Kiriko festival museum 620yen, Wajima lacquerware museum 300yen.
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We had such a wonderful tour from Kanazawa to the Noto Peninsula with Takashi! He speaks enough English that we were able to communicate well between us and he saw to it that we were right there with him from bus rides to tours of the Fish Market, the floats museum, lacquer shops, etc. Truly enjoyed our day with him and all of the things we experienced.
Paula Misaki Vincent