Kiriko Festivals in Noto




Kiriko festival of Suzu City

11Hôryu Tanabata
Kiriko Festival

12Iida-machi Toroyama

13Jike Kiriko

14Takojima Kiriko

15Shôin Kiriko

Suzu City
Sightseeing Model Course

Suzu City is located at the northernmost end of Noto Peninsula. There are many beautiful beaches that are popular for bathing and camping. Other features of the city include an Agehama-style salt farm, the only such place in Japan, and Suzu pottery.

First day

Drive along the eastern coast of
Suzu City

Enjoy the beautiful scenery, and discover the attractiveness of historical Suzu pottery.

Rent a car at Noto Satoyama Airport.


Route 57 Suzu Road ~ Route 249

This island is a symbolic site of Noto. It is surrounded by 28m-high steep cliffs of diatomous earth, and looks like a warship.


Route 57 Suzu Road

This 900-year-old, 12m-high giant tree extends its branches 30m wide in front of Koshoji, a temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism.


Suzu pottery flourished during the Heian and Muromachi periods, and disappeared during the age of civil wars. This museum presents the history of Suzu pottery, and exhibits outstanding pieces.


This shrine is said to have been established during the period of Emperor Sujin in the third century. A semiore bamboo flute presented to the shrine by Yoshitsune Minamoto is stored in the treasure house.


Iida Toroyama Festival is an annual event of Kasuga Shrine. In the shrine precincts there is a cedar tree that is more than 700 years old, as well as a monument to Yakamochi Ôtomo, a poet featured in the Anthology of Myriad Leaves.


Dolls used for decorating kiriko floats and photos of festivals are on exhibit here. Take a rest while having a relaxing footbath.


Access from Tokyo
  • JR Hokuriku Shinkansen (To Kanazawa) Express bus Suzu City
  • Noto Satoyama Airport Furusato taxi Suzu City
  • Noto Satoyama Airport Rental car Suzu City
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