Sato: the residential area of human beings. Usually it is spread in the foot of the mountainous landscape.
=Satoyama: an area where people and nature coexist.
Noto Peninsula is one of the famous places in Japan for its beautiful satoyama and satoumi*.
My friend drove for me but I found so many cyclists at the Noto Airport. Cycling shall be a wonderful option to enjoy the nature.
My visit was in late May and I was so lucky that I learned the region will have much much rain once the rainy season starts in June. Is the region having rain today?