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... Sannomaru Park, where the castle’s reflection is seen in a pond. Another site well worth visiting.
From there we walked to a couple of shrines: the Oyama Jinja Shrine, where there was a small ceremony in progress, and the Ozaki Jinja Shrine, where they appeared to be doing some archaeologic excavations. Both were small but were different in design and structure from each other.
That was our day. Not a long time on shore, but worth ...
... 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. ...
... to Kanazawa. Lunch was bento box, rice wrapped in sea weed and a Suntory premium beer bought at the train station. Took another 5 minute taxi ride to the Holiday Inn.
After checking in, we had a brief tour of the fish market which is immaculate. Then it's off to a pretty authentic Italian dinner 5 minutes from the hotel. Early to bed to get ready for tomorrow.
Breakfast at the hotel was more than adequate with many types of ...
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 ...
... is pleasing. The mountaintops all have snow but none in the village. Before getting on a public highway bus to Shirakawago, we walked the Takayama morning market. The morning market had lots of street food, crafts and preserved food on one side and a farmers' market on the other side of the street. We tried grilled sticky rice balls on skewers with soy sauce ( both sweet and not) rice crackers and fresh tangelos that are grown in the south of Japan. Along our ...
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