Noto Peninsula Getaway
A car ride through the Japanese countryside.
Noto Peninsula, north of Kanazawa
Noto in the Ainu language means "peninsula". A strip of land about 150 km long that juts out into the Sea of Japan from northern Kanazawa, the Noto Peninsula is rich in raw, untamed nature. From sandy beaches to rugged rocky coastlines, you would probably not be shocked to see an old samurai dressed in black and white, meditating on his past while looking out to sea.
A guided tour of the Japanese countryside
Noto is also home to rustic villages, sanctuaries tucked away in the countryside, terraced rice fields and fishing spots. Accompanied by your guide, who is as familiar with the area as the back of his hand, let yourself be driven along the small roads of the peninsula, zig-zagging between the small cultivated plots, greeting the farmers, and stopping in the best places to breathe the forest air or chat a little with the villagers. Enjoy the countryside (which for Miyazaki Hayao fans will remind you of the setting of "My Neighbour Totoro"), for a perfect day of Japanese escapism. "
A flexible, personalised guided tour
Your English-speaking guide will pick you up at your hotel at 9:00 to start the guided tour, which will last about 8 hours. You will also have lunch with your guide in a restaurant along the way, recommended by themLunch with your guide will also be arranged at a restaurant along the route, one of their recommendations. As part of our discovery days, your guide will prepare the best itinerary for you, although we also offer the possibility of contacting your guide beforehand if you have specific requests (dietary restrictions, parts of the programme you would like to discuss, etc.).