Located in the town of Shika, Ishikawa Prefecture, Oshima Beach overlooks the vast Japan Sea to the west, and is a beautiful stretch of white sand and pine forests. The unobstructed sea and the setting sun that beautifully dyes the entire sky create a unique Noto landscape. There is a large campground right behind the sandy beach where the beach is open for swimming, and it is crowded with families enjoying recreational activities, especially during the summer.
Noto is a peninsula jutting out into the Sea of Japan, with an impressive landscape of varied coastlines and beautifully formed rice paddies. Noto has prospered since ancient times as a transit point for trade on the Sea of Japan, and its unique culture and traditions are alive and well. The area is full of attractions that will make you want to stay longer, such as riding a local train to view the tranquil scenery of the sea and the satoyama from the train window, enjoying seafood and mountain delicacies, and soaking in a relaxing hot spring bath.