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... chain for 1080 yen, bit over $100.
Most at of the other buildings were restaurants or sold ceramics, glassware or food goods. Mostly high end, not the usual bric brac you see elsewhere at tourist spots. I love some of the ceramics, quite beautiful. You can evening buy soft serve ice creams with gold leaf topping!
We went back to the area we had seen geisha the night before, but there wasn't any ...
Today we spent another hour or so exploring Nagano before leaving on the newest bullet train for Kanazawa which is on the sea on the west coast. In Nagano we were amused to see that it took 6 workers to remove a large stone road paver, plus a couple of others watching on. They also had a very old truck, our Council workers would complaining bitterly if they had to drive a 30 year old truck! They only had basic tools and no yellow Tonka toys ...
... Once our lunch was over, we walked through the Samurai district. Here again some old wooden houses. We visited one house which had a fantastic little garden. The house in itself is quite big (2 stores and about 6 different rooms), wood is everywhere, almost no furniture, a shrine and that's about it really but i can tell you that the simplicity makes it very elegant. See pictures ;) In order to fully prepare ...
... walk. 1st to the market where we tasted some local food (see pictures). We also bought something that looked that huge grape but actually tasted like prunes. Delicious ;) Then we went to Kanazawa Castle, a big white building in a beautiful park. We saw some gardeners trimming the trees with so much care and attention. It was like bonsai work but for normal sized trees. Crazy Japanese people :) we love them for that :) In the castle ...
... br> Right next to the garden is Kanazawa Castle. It originally dates back to 1546, although the current buildings date from the 1700s-1800s. It was the residence of the Maeda lord of Kaga Domain until 1869 and was an army base during WWII. It is a massive structure: white, black, and stone. The roof is white, made of lead tiles. There are a couple of other gardens adjacent to the castle including the Gyokusen’inmaru Garden, named after the wife of a feudal lord, ...