1. Kanazawa: Noto Peninsula Private Day-Tour
Start with pickup from your hotel in Kanazawa at 8:30 AM. Travel directly to the Wajima Morning Market with your English-speaking driver-guide. Explore the many stalls which line the streets and sell fresh fish, fresh vegetables, and a variety of traditional arts and crafts. Then, travel to the Senmaida Rice Fields and discover a vast area of over 2,000 rice paddies set on steep slopes. Admire green rice fields of various geometric shapes that contrast with the beautiful blue ocean in the background. Next, stop at the Okunoto Salt Farm Village in Suzu. Explore the only salt farm in Japan which continues to use the traditional "Agehama" technique for salt production. Learn about this process which has a history dating back over 500 years. Visit Myojoji Temple, which is the main temple of the Nichiren Sect in the Hokuriku Region. Enter the Joroku-do, a hall containing an impressive wooden statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, which has recently been restored to its original form. After the temple visit, travel along the Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. This scenic beach route is 8 kilometers long and is comprised of tightly compacted fine sand making it firm enough for a pleasant drive. Finally, finish the tour with drop-off at your hotel in Kanazawa at 5:30 PM.