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Back on the bus and back to our hotel. Went out for dinner and had a chicken and rice curry - a welcome change from noodles. The problem in Japan is that most restaurants specialise in one type of food. Noodles places may have some tempura or fish cakes as starters, but otherwise the mains will all be noodles!
There is a lot of very old people in Japan and the majority seem to be women. They ...
... train station. It is a big place of about 700,000 population.
We are here for basically 3 things - it has one of the 3 best gardens in the country, wonderful old area with geishas, and seafood.
Our hotel is a few minutes from the station so we dropped our bags in our room and headed off to the huge old markets where there was lots of seafood, and then to the Higashi geisha area. Wonderful old buildings and narrow ...
We took the train to Shinano Omachi, then bus to Ogizawa and scrambled over Mt kurobedairi and Mt Tateyama, arrived in Toyama that night Amazing mountains and autumn leaves. Had Japanese tempura set meal for lunch - ok but too many vegetables, not enough prawns. Worse pasta ever for dinner. But we found Tim Tams, Nutella and bread sticks in a ...
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 ...
... spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, antiquity, watercourses and panoramas. I will use the B word yet again ;) it was Beautiful :). There are gingko trees that are more than 3m high (and those trees are very slow growers), pine trees, lanterns, bridges, more trees, even more trees, ... And a lot of gardeners that apparently are all women. We went back to our hotel, relaxed a bit and went to have dinner. The restaurant we chose was full ...
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