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... 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. ...
... paper. Dinner ended up with take out and more mochi from this morning.
The final morning in Kanazawa was spent going to a home visit. We visited a lady in her 70's who is a master of flower arrangements. She has a 4 bedroom house and beautiful flowers. It was too bad that her English was borderline. Following another western lunch, it was time to board the train for Kyoto.
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... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... in most of the mains sights, then ventured out into the suburbs to do a little window shopping. It seems that not many western people visit the suburbs, as i attracted a fair amount of attention.
Toyama city offers free bike hire to tourists, so i take them up on this offer. I collect the bike from a shop around the corner from the hotel, and decide to ride towards the snow capped mountains for a better view. After heading north for about 10ks i come across ...
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