ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kanazawa
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A beautiful and spacious room with free wifi and everything very neat and tidy. Restaurant however, very expensive
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... chain for 1080 yen, bit over $100.
Most at of the other buildings were restaurants or sold ceramics, glassware or food goods. Mostly high end, not the usual bric brac you see elsewhere at tourist spots. I love some of the ceramics, quite beautiful. You can evening buy soft serve ice creams with gold leaf topping!
We went back to the area we had seen geisha the night before, but there wasn't any ...
... main centre. It gets dark about 5pm and it is very easy to get lost wandering around the back streets.
We looked in a couple of department stores. Everything is beautifully packaged and presented. And the array of sweets is unbelievable - I thought they only ate healthy food, but the cakes and pastries rival the French. The streets are decorated for Christmas already and looks like Jim Berardo has been here as the street trees ...
Today, we checked out the old part of Kanazawa. But not before we went shoe shopping for mister Wiremu (Willem in Japanese). And we can tell you that in a country were people have more my (Julia ;)) size, it is challenging to find shoes in size 45 (or 28 in Japanese). But we managed. We ended up buying some French (yeah really, no joke) shoes but made in Japan ;) Today we were ready for some old houses and ancient ...
Today we left Tokyo, with an extra piece of luggage as Tokyo has proven to be a shopping paradise ;) after a three hour trip with the shinkansen ( during which we also had breakfast, see pictures for new exciting foodstuff :)), we arrived in Kanazawa. I remember a Volkskrant article saying that "Kanazawa was like Tokyo before it became so big". What I understood by that was: quiet little town, not too many tourists, old style houses, ...
... br> Right next to the garden is Kanazawa Castle. It originally dates back to 1546, although the current buildings date from the 1700s-1800s. It was the residence of the Maeda lord of Kaga Domain until 1869 and was an army base during WWII. It is a massive structure: white, black, and stone. The roof is white, made of lead tiles. There are a couple of other gardens adjacent to the castle including the Gyokusen’inmaru Garden, named after the wife of a feudal lord, ...