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Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Noto Province highlighted

Noto Province (能登国 , Noto no Kuni) was an old province of Japan in the area of Ishikawa Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It was sometimes called Nōshū (能州 ).

The province had borders with Etchū and Kaga provinces.

The ancient capital city of the province was Nanao.


Hiroshige Noto Takinoura
View of Noto Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige, 1853

Noto Province was created during the reign of Empress Genshō.

In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Noto Province were reformed in the 1870s.

Shrines and Temples

Keta jinja was the chief Shinto shrines (ichinomiya) of Noto.

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