Travel Blogs from Takaoka
... prior to beginning work so I haven’t yet had a lot of time to explore. I am hoping the weather will be favorable enough during my limited free time. It is a beautiful area and I am eager to discover as much of it as I can. My challenge will lie in the fact that July is the rainy season and we are to have a very heavy work schedule here. If I could put one wish in the cosmic suggestion box it would be that any spare time I have be rain free.
... grounds were a few dozen tents selling food, showing off art, or just games for young kids. We had a nice dinner of some takoyaki, yakisoba, and yakitori. Just lots of yaki. Delicious. We then settled on the grass to watch the plays. The setting was outstanding - the sun setting behind this beautiful white castle, plus they'd lit two small bonfires on either side of the stage. Traditional Japanese drama is apparently chanted in a sort of drone ...
... br> The weather got better and better as I went south so by the time I got to Kanazawa it was clear blue skies and about 22 degrees. My type of weather.
Kanazawa is known for its gardens and they didn't disappoint. Lots of colour and well maintained.
Also there are many temples - I am templed out. I did go to one temple area though to see the Ninja temple ( couldn't resist ). ...
My personal observations of Japan so far are: 1) everything here is clean, clean, clean. Whether it be the trains, buses, restaurants or restrooms... things are spotless. 2) the Japanese people are super friendly, welcoming, and love to practice their English. They try to help whenever possible. 3) the transportation system runs on time... to the minute. Luckily for the Hurwitz family, punctuality is our middle name - ...
... boasts tens of gassho-zukuri farmhouses. Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer", as the farmhouses' steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. Be sure to make a stop at the viewpoint, about 2 km from Ogimachi; the view from there is ...
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