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Nonoichi is a city in Ishikawa prefecture. It is located to the south of Kanazawa and boasts several traditional cultures which have developed since ancient times. It is currently facing a rapid increase in population, and the town is currently making efforts to improve the quality of life for its residents.

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By plane[edit]

The nearest airport to Nonoichi is the Komatsu Airport, located in Komatsu. The Komatsu airport receives flights through JAL and ANA, and even a few international flights. From the Komatsu airport it is easiest to take the bus or train to Kanazawa.

By train[edit]

Nonoichi can easily be reached by using the local train. The train station is in the northern part of Nonoichi. Coming from Kanazawa, it costs only ¥190 (for adults) or ¥90 (for children). From there you will probably need to grab the local bus or the taxi to get to your destination.

By bus[edit]

There are a number of buses that run from Kanazawa to Matto. Get on the bus at the Kanazawa Train Station and it will cost about ¥370 per person to get to central Nonoichi. When you get on the bus, take a ticket (or swipe your ICA card, if you have one). Your ticket has the number of the stop you got on at. At the front of the bus, you will see a chart which shows the number of the stop you got on at, and the price you must pay if you want to get off of the bus at the next stop. The prices will continue to increase the longer you are on the bus. When you need to get off of the bus, simply press the button closest to you, and put the money in the machine as you get off of the bus. As you get off of the bus, you must pay in exact change, but you can make change for yourself at the same machine before you pay. Put your exact change and your paper ticket in the slot at the front. If you're confused, just hand your money to the bus driver and he will help you out.


Kanazawa is so close to Nonoichi, that you can easily ride your bike or walk into town if you desire. Bikes can be rented from the Kanazawa Station if interested.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Notti Bus — Notti Bus is the Nonoichi community bus. It has four routes. The northern part route and the central route start and end at the Nonoichi cultural center "Forte". The western route and southern route start and end at Nonoichi City Hall. It costs 100 yen to ride on the bus.

Local Bus


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Kita Family Residence

  • Okyozuka Ruins (御経塚遺跡), [2]. Large-scale Village ruins of the Jomon Period in Nonoichi City Northwest. It was discovered by local junior high school students in 1954. From the ruins, pottery and stone tools of a lot of nearly 10,000 points were excavated. Since it is very valuable in understanding the life and culture of the Jomon period, the ruins, were designated as a national historic site in 1977. Currently, about 15,000 square meters are in place as a historic park. You can experience the village of Jomon.

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Go to the Jonkara Festival

Visit hot springs

Go shopping

  • Nonoichi City Center Park, Ishikawa-ken Nonoichi-shi Shimobayasi 3-97, 076-248-1223, [1]. It is a comprehensive park that is the largest in Nonoichi City. There is a children’s square, playground, baseball field, gymnasium, sumo field, lawn, tennis court, walking paths, ponds, and an artificial creek. Children can play in playground equipment and can also play with water in the summer.  edit
  • Nonoichi Camellia Festival. When: Mid-March Every Spring, many camellia come out near Forte. The festival is an exhibition of works about with a camellia theme. Examples include a Dwarf tree, flower arrangement, paintings, and photography.  edit

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Champion of Curry This is a delicious Kanazawa local curry restaurant. Prices are from 58o yen~1080yen. The abbreviation for the store is "Chankare." It is next to the Kanazawa Institute of Technology.

Yakiniku King (焼肉キング), Okyouzuka-machi, +81 076-269-9922, (Japanese only) ordinary days 17:00 - 24:00 , holiday and weekend 11:30 - 24:00 , Courses start at 2,480 per person for all-you-can-eat buffet, not including drinks. Infants are free. Children are half price. The meat is very fresh. You don't need a reservation.

Fresh Bake,Address: 〒921-8825 Nonoichi 1-9, Minou This shop is bakery. The kind of the bread is about 150 kinds. The average of the price of the bread is around 200 yen. This shop is famous for its melon bread because of its texture. This shop also has free coffee and tea with a purchase. This shop’s trademark is its magnificent brick kiln made by a Spanish craftsman.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Kiwi Wine

Green Tea

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Get out[edit]

Routes through Nonoichi
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