In the early days, there used to be a huge, lone Japanese cedar tree on the side of the road leading to Oku-Noto, which acted as a landmark and came to be known as “Deai-no Ipponsugi (a meeting place of the lone cedar tree)”. 500 years have passed since a town was built there. The Ipponsugi-dori Shopping Street in Nanao continues to thrive to this day as a modern shopping center bringing together ancient history with new ideas. There are five wooden buildings there that stand out above the rest, which have been registered as tangible cultural properties. Come and enjoy touring the cultural properties and experience history.
Take a step outside Wakura, and nearby is the Ipponsugi-dori Shopping Street in the neighboring town of Nanao, or Notojima Island poking its head out of the calm waters of Nanao Bay. This is a recommendable cycling course for visitors who only have limited time available in Wakura. ※About the rental bicycles
Noto Food Festival Market
5 minutes by bicycle from Ipponsugi-dori Shopping Street is the Noto Food Festival Market, a market packed with fresh seafood, from crabs to yellowtail and oysters harvested that day. Stop here for some food if you get hungry after your stroll through history.
Local Specialty: The “Hamayaki” Corner
Here at Noto Food Festival Market, the “hamayaki” corner is popular where visitors can have the seafood they bought at various shops broiled on the spot. It is a corner where people may indulge in the luxury of enjoying seafood with their eyes, ears and taste buds.
Noto-jima Ohashi Bridge
The bridge has a total length of 1,050 m, making it the longest bridge in Ishikawa Prefecture. It connects Wakura Onsen to Notojima Island. It has great ups and downs, and it is characterized by its curved beauty when seen from the side making it a local landmark.
This is a popular spot on Notojima Island where visitors can see 40,000 creatures of approximately 500 species found in the ocean around Noto Peninsula, including a whale shark. The 22 m underwater tunnel offers awesome viewing.
Take a Casual Detour to Nanao on Notojima Island to ride Rental Bicycles!
By far the best way to tour these sightseeing spots is on rental bicycles. Enjoy the scenery while cycling around the edge of the serene Nanao Bay. Of course, the rental bicycles are also great for finding your way around Wakura Onsen!