Senmaida Rice Terraces
We hired a car and took a drive along the west coast of Noto Hanto. This is a spectacular drive. We really enjoyed the views of the rugged coastline.
The children's main aim was to see a UFO...part of the drive involves the Chirihama Nagisa Driveway, a strech of beach between the towns of Chirihama and Hakui, where UFO sightings are apparently at a premium! They were sadly disapointed, as there were none out that day!
My object was to visit Wajima, the home of Wajima Laquerware. There is a museum there with laquerware works on display, and others for sale downstairs. We had also wanted to go to the morning market (Wajima is a fishing port) to see the fun, but got there too late.
Further north were the Senmaida Rice Terraces, and the village of Sosogi, where you can visit Tokikuni-ke, built in 1590, and a 'National Important Cultural Property'.
There is a rest stop near the terraces that sells GREAT ice-cream!