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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Today we spent a few hours in Kanazawa. This city is known for Kanazawa Castle, which was established in 1580 and the Kenrokuen Garden, which is generally regarded as being one of the top gardens in Japan. Naturally, we had to go see them.
Once again we used the local bus system to get around. Easy to use and inexpensive.
We started at the Kenrokuen Garden, which is in the standard garden from the ...
... The next day we went to the Ninja Temple, so called not because of any ninjas but because there are dozens of traps and secret passage ways. It's over 350 years old, totally fascinating and a wonder of creative architecture. Turns out the lord might have been a bit paranoid as the traps were never needed. Better safe than sorry I guess. Next we wandered around a reconstruction of the old castle. ...
... cooked right in front of you Japanese pancakes. It was delicious.
We joined an optional tour to visit a preserved village in the mountains, an UNESCO site. The highlight of the visit was to make fresh mochi. It was made by pounding cooked sticky rice in a huge wood recepticle with a equally large wood sledge hammer into a gooey lump. It was then shaped into balls, rolled in soy powder and eaten with fresh red bean paste. Between us, we had ...
Met at 8.30 for breakfast, decided to an American style breakfast, bacon, scrambled eggs etc it was yuk. Headed off with Akiko to Takayama,s morning market then continued on to Shirakawago to visit the folk village. What a beautiful place it is basically how it was in the shogun times, timber buildings with thatched roofs. A new freeway went from Tokyo to Kanazawa it took 20 years to build. Before ...
... with small trimmers. They even do something cool with the roots. Once the tree is well established, the remove all the dirt around the roots to expose them to a point you can actually see under the roots. It's really quite artistic.
To help prevent the people from rebelling against the Lord, he made sure there were many cultural activities for the people to get involved in and even today Kanazawa is the traditional cultural center of Japan ...