The Noto Peninsula on the Japan Sea coast of Ishikawa Prefecture offers some of the most beautiful and unspoiled scenery in Japan. Home to the country's finest seafood, the peninsula is known for its breathtaking coastline and abundant nature. Cycling village-to-village makes for an alternative and memorable way to explore an often overlooked part of Japan.
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- Meet in Kyoto for cycling orientation session
- Travel from Kyoto to Kanazawa by train (Self-guided) (P2P)
- Welcome to Kanazawa
- Visit Kanazawa Castle (Self-guided)
- See Kenrokuen Garden (Self-guided)
- Travel from Kanazawa to Houdatsu by train (Self-guided) (P2P)
- Cycle the rugged coastline from Houdatsu to Togi
- Cycle through villages from Togi to Wajima
- Take a cycling daytrip from Wajima to Osawacho
- Cycling past scenic views Wajima to Suzushi
- Cycling tour - Suzushi to Notojima island
- Cycle from Noto Island to enjoy a day in Wakura Onsen
- Travel from Wakura Onsen to Kyoto by train via Kanazawa (Self-guided) (P2P)
The Spring months of March, April and May are generally considered the best for visiting Japan, both in terms of climate and the arrival of its famed pink sakura (cherry blossoms). Another fine time to visit is Autumn, specifically October and November, which is when the landscape is on fire with the colourful leaves turning on the maple trees. Anybody intending to make use of Japan's legendary snow sports infrastructure should obviously plan a visit during the winter ski season: December to February. Bear in mind that Japan's latitudinal range means that the climate is not consistent all over the country, but the flipside is that you can usually find good weather somewhere at any time of year.
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