- See Nanao for other places named Nanao.
Ishizaki Kiriko Lantern Festival in August
Location of Nanao in Ishikawa Prefecture
|• Mayor||Bunpei Takemoto|
|• Total||318.02 km2 (122.79 sq mi)|
|• Density||183/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
|- Tree||Japanese Evergreen|
|- Fish||Red Snapper|
|Address||I-25 Sodegaemachi, Nanao-shi, Ishikawa-ken
|Website||City of Nanao|
Nanao is situated in the middle of the Noto Peninsula and was the ancient capital of Noto Province. It has several popular onsen (hot springs) such as Wakura Onsen, a resort town which is regarded as one of the best onsen in Japan.
On March 25, 2007, the 2007 Noto earthquake shook Nanao and nearby communities.
The city of Nanao was founded on July 20, 1939. The name "Nanao" (七尾) literally means "Seven Tails" and is said to be named for the seven mountain ridges (or "tails") surrounding Nanao that are visible when viewed from Joyama (七尾城山), site of the city's historical castle ruins. These ridges are called Kikuo (菊尾, "Chrysanthemum Tail"), Kameo (亀尾, "Turtle Tail"), Matsuo (松尾, "Pine Tail"), Torano'o (虎尾, "Tiger Tail"), Takeo (竹尾, "Bamboo Tail"), Umeo (梅尾, "Plum Tail"), and Tatsuo (龍尾, "Dragon Tail").
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- "七尾市 リンク集" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-08-11.
- Nanao (Japan) travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Nanao City official website (Japanese)
- A list of festivals in Nanao (Japanese)
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