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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 ...
... 50!! The sight of a huge tuna head was a bit freaky and made me wonder what on earth someone would do with it. After that we wandered up to the Geisha district to see typical old tea houses. There were no geishas about though so we had to use our imagination. At night a few of us headed out to sample the local nightlife. It's not as easy as you think so we ended up drinking mojitos in a tapas bar. ...
... fruit and sushi rice. A packed day starting with the exquisite kenrokuen gardens, a must see here. Then it's to a traditional Japanese house, still occupied by descendants of the samurai family. Following a walk through the old district where the samurais families used to live, it's a western lunch which was OK.
After lunch, a short walk to a Japanese gold leaf production place. With modern machinery, they are more efficient than their ...
... no way to get to this village. We had lunch there and then drove 1hr to Kanazawa where will stay the night. Walked to a Shinto shrine & to the Castle, Annette, Nat & myself sat overlooking a beautiful garden while the boys climbed the steps to the castle. Back to the hotel for an hours rest then out for tea. I did sushi, Nat & Rob went to Maccas. Walked back to the hotel 20 degrees at ...
... in the mountains we started to see snow in increasing amounts from snow piles roadside to flat farming land with remnants of the winter's activity. We visited the folk village in Shirakawa-go that is made up of A-frame buildings with steep thatched roofs made of rush grass that is 18 cm thick. These buildings are called Gassho-Zukuri farm houses because their roof shapes resemble two hands together in prayer. In reality, the shape of the roof withstands and ...
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