2011 Senmaida Light Up this Saturday

Photo Courtesy of the Senmaida Light Up Website

The annual Senmaida (thousand rice fields) Light Up (Senmaida Aze no Mantoue 千 枚田あぜの万燈) is this Saturday, Oct. 8. This is one of Ishikawa’s most popular light-up and the closing event of Noto’s festival season. Senmaida, a collection of 2000 rice paddies farmed by locals interested in growing their own rice, will be lit up with thousands of candles. The rice paddies are cultivated on a slope on the coast of the Sea of Japan just outside Wajima city. This is one of the most beautful sights in Ishikawa.

Schedule
17:00 UNESCO World Heritage Site Ceremony
17:30 Taiko drum performance
17:50 Opening ceremony, lighting of candles
18:30 Gojinjou Taiko Performance
19:10 Musical performance by Quintet CIRC
19:50 Musical performance by やなわらばー
21:00 Closing

Access
By car
千枚田ポケットパーク 928-0256石川県輪島市白米町ハ−99
Senmaida Pocket Park 928-0256 Ishikawa-ken Wajima-shi Shiroyone HA-99

Public Transit
From Kanazawa

Take the Hokutetsu Bus(北鉄バス)Kanazawa-Wajima (金沢・ 島). The last return bus leaves at 18:05 from Wajima Station, so plan to spend the night in Wajima.

From Wajima

Buses depart at 16:00 from three locations and go to Senmaida. The last buses back depart at 21:00. One-way: 200 yen.

  • Michi no Eki Wajima (道の駅輪島); 3 buses; 20 minutes
  • Marine Town (マリーンタウン); 3 buses; 15 minutes
  • Sosogi Furusato Learning Center (曽々木ふるさと体験実習館); 2 buses; 20 minutes

More Information

Senmaida Light Up Official Website (Japanese only)

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