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Noto Peninsula
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The Noto Peninsula (\o, Noto Hantō) makes up the northern half of Ishikawa Prefecture, extending about 100 kilometers into the Sea of Japan. The peninsula is known for its coastal scenery, particularly along the Okunoto Coast and the Kongo Coast, as well as for its rural atmosphere. Because the area's public transportation is limited, exploring the area is best done by rental car, which allows visitors much more freedom in exploring the region's attractions.

The secludedness of the Noto Hanto is one of the main features that draws visitors, and it has been an enduring characteristic of the peninsula for hundreds of years. In the 12th century, members of the Taira family were banished to the area after their defeat in the Gempei War. The residences of some of the family's descendants, the Tokikuni Residences, have been preserved and are open to the public.

Much of the coastline of the Noto Peninsula has been given Quasi-National Park status. Small sections of the coast are marked as "pocket parks", and visitors are likely to come across some of them while traveling around the area. The peninsula's two main centers for tourists, Wajima City and Wakura Onsen, provide a relaxed atmosphere different from other cities in Japan.

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Attractions
 1  Sojiji Temple
Former head temple of the Zen Soto sect.
User rating: 93/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 20 users
 2  Myojoji Temple
Nice temple complex with a five storied pagoda.
User rating: 91/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 22 users
 3  Keta Taisha Shrine
Popular shrine dedicated to the deity of love.
User rating: 89/100 (9 votes)
Visited by: 24 users
 4  Kongo Coast
Rugged coastline halfway up the peninsula.
User rating: 89/100 (14 votes)
Visited by: 33 users
 5  Okunoto Coast
Scenic coastline around the peninsula's tip.
User rating: 80/100 (21 votes)
Visited by: 48 users
 6  Wajima City
Rural city famous for its morning market.
User rating: 73/100 (35 votes)
Visited by: 88 users
 7  Wakura Onsen
Hot spring resort with large ryokan along the water.
User rating: 72/100 (15 votes)
Visited by: 45 users
 8  Chirihama Beach
Long beach drive open to private vehicles.
User rating: 65/100 (24 votes)
Visited by: 62 users
 9  Tokikuni Residences
Large old residences open to the public.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 14 users
 10  Kita Residence
Samurai mansion at the base of the peninsula.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 13 users
  

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