to Noto..Camping Car Travelogue | 能登半島への旅 ③

to Noto..Camping Car Travelogue | 能登半島への旅 ③

Third Day. | 3日目。

Generally speaking, the climate in Japan during autumn is (was?) expected to be the most beautiful, ending the typhoon season but again we’ve been experiencing increasing number of ‘strong’ typhoons even until late fall and this year the same. However stunning weather welcomes us on this third day.


Leaving our overnight rest place – Himi and officially entering Noto Peninsula. Luckily to be gifted with a remarkable fine day, clear blue sky which make the drive along the coastline beatific.

キャンピングカーの旅は朝早くに出発です。停泊した道の駅 氷見を出て、海岸線を走り、能登食祭市場(七尾市)に向かいます。最高の天気に見舞われ、海岸線のドライブは眩しい陽射しです。やっと青空の能登半島に遭遇できました。

Nanao City (七尾)

Noto Island | 能登島

Arriving at Nanao Marine Park, to stretch our legs.

Nanao (七尾) being the largest city in the Noto Peninsula. Noto Island seen at far distance from Nanao, connected by a long bridge.



Heading north to Suzu, we searched to stop over at a Sake brewery called Sogen Sake Brewery | 宗玄酒造. Information describes that it was founded in the mid-Edo Period, 1768 (over 250 years old)

Wow…This will be before when America declared independence in 1776.

This brewery ages to mellow their sake at a low-temperature, at an abolished tunnel of the “Noto Railway Noto Line”.

Vast selection of their Sake can be seen at their site|宗玄酒造のお酒の種類.

Sogen Sake Brewery has been numerously been awarded Gold Awards from the Japan Prestige Sake Association.

Suzu City (珠洲)

Suzu Ware Museum | 珠洲焼資料館

Our purpose of visit to Suzu was to the ‘Suzu Ware Museum‘.





Suzu-yaki is a representative pottery made in currently around Suzu City, from the late 12th century to the end of the 15th century.

In the 14th century, in spite it’s prosperity to almost a quarter of entire Japan, it’s existence suddenly disappeared during the Sengoku period.

Since then, Suzu-yaki has been known as the “phantom ancient pottery”, but with discovered fragments, the simple powerful beauty attracted many and over time it has been restored at it’s original birthplace – Suzu.

Further information can be obtained at the Suzu-yaki Souen-kai’s official website.

Susu Shrine | 須須神社


The Susu Shrine located at the tip of the Noto Peninsula, with it’s shrine and torii directly facing the ocean. Susu Shrine is a guardian deity of the Sea of Japan side and is a historic shrine that was built during the 10th Emperor Sujin (97–30 BC). The Susu Shrine is also known as a Spiritually Powerful Place within the Noto Peninsula.

〒927-1451 珠洲市三崎町寺家4-2 

TEL 0768-88-2772

Portrait time….!

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