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Tsukumo Bay


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Countless coves, engaging activities, and a giant squid waiting by the clear-blue waters

Ishikawa Prefecture


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Stretching 100km along the Sea of Japan, the Noto Peninsula offers travelers a timeless experience of original landscapes and unspoiled nature. The peninsula is also home to Tsukumo Bay, which is dotted with countless coves and was selected as one of the 100 Most Scenic Spots in Japan for its still, clear-blue waters.

In Tsukumo Bay, you can go boating, kayaking, snorkeling amongst fish of all colors, or just have a stroll along the sea and take in the peaceful surroundings. There is also a sightseeing boat where you can take a 40-minute journey across the water and enjoy the picturesque coastline. And if your accommodation comes with a view, you will be able to witness the ever-changing face of the bay as the day goes on.


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At Ika no Eki Tsukumall you will be greeted by Squid King, a huge statue paying homage to the area’s famous local specialty. Ika no Eki literally means “Squid Station”, as the facility was set up to convey the appeal of squid, of which Noto Town has one of the largest catches nationwide. Inside Tsukumall visitors can find tourist information, tickets for the sightseeing boat and water activity equipment for rent, as well as a wide range of restaurants and shops offering fresh squid and other seafood specialties, local products, and original souvenirs. The facility also sells soft-serve ice cream and coffee. Why not take a break and unwind by the tranquil sea?


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How to get there


About 40 minutes by car from Noto Airport


11-8 Ichinose, Noto-cho, Housu-gun, Ishikawa-ken



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