Suzu Salt Farm [すず塩田村]

Suzu Salt Farm
Suzu Salt Farm

Sprinkling sea water in Suzu Salt Farm
Sprinkling sea water in Suzu Salt Farm

Map of Noto Peninsula

Suzu Salt Farm ("Suzu Enden-mura" in Japanese) is the traditional salt farm located about 22 km east-northeast of of central Wajima city and in the north part of Suzu city.

In this area, salt had been produced since the ancient times.
Especially, Kaga Clan in Kanazawa encouraged salt production as an industry of this area in Edo Period (1603-1868).

The workers sprinkle sea water on the sand field and naturally evaporate the water by sunshine.
The work is repeated many times.

Then, the sand with much salt is washed in water, and the thick salt water is boiled.

So the salt is completed.
The salt is very tasty.

Carrying sea water in Suzu Salt Farm
Carrying sea water in Suzu Salt Farm

Work experience in Suzu Salt Farm
Work experience in Suzu Salt Farm

Of course, this traditional method has already become obsolete.

Now, only this salt farm remains.
And it has been designated a significant intangible folk cultural asset of the country.

The salt farm is by the rest area of the road, so we can see the farm easily.

There is a small museum of the salt and we can buy the salt and the foods using the salt in the rest house.

How to get here

By route bus for Otani, about 11 minutes from Sosogi-guchi stop near Tokikuni residences.
(The bus is operated every 2 to 3 hours.)

Or, by express bus, to Suzunarikan-mae (bus terminal in central Suzu city), about 1 hour and 10 minutes from Anamizu station, about 3 hours from Kanazawa station.

Then, by route bus, about 40 minutes from Suzunarikan-mae to Suzu Enden-mura stop.
(The bus is operated every 2 to 3 hours.)

Hotels around Tokikuni Residence

Hotels around Tokikuni Residence

Other Tourist Attractions in Ishikawa Prefecture

Kaga area

Noto area

Return to Ishikawa Prefecture Return to Hokuriku Region

Other prefectures in Hokuriku Region