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.
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.
Images for kids
Hiroshige ukiyo-e "Noto" in "The Famous Scenes of the Sixty States" (六十余州名所図会), depicting Taki-no-ura