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... 2 days.
There are a lots of cultural attractions, temples and garden. Kanazawa seems to be an highlight for visitors. Here a re some attraction that we will not miss during our stay there:
- The famous Kenroku-en, the fine former castle garden that dates from the 17th century,
- The former geisha and samurai districts.
- Plenty of garden and temples
... Teahouse area - Higashi Choya
... and silk production
On returning to Takayama we decided to climb up to the highest point where Takayama castle once stood over looking the town( good aerobic exercise). The climb took us through the forest and we again were charmed by the most brilliant colours that nature has graced us with on this trip. Finally a meal of ramen washed down by sake and back to the hotel. A very full, tiring, if chilly ...
... our Express train to Kyoto. During our two hour and 20 minute train ride we had great views of the countryside. This time in sunlight.
Kyoto was Japan’s imperial capital through the eighth to the 19th centuries. It remains an important cultural center—it is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and we will have five full days to explore city. We arrived at our hotel at 4:45. Akane took us on a short orientation walk around the ...
... a workshop to learn how washi—a thick, fibrous paper made from mulberry bark—is created. We then had an opportunity to make our own paper. This is the paper that is used all over Japan to line the screens of the sliding doors. After making the paper we understood how thick, fibrous and durable it is.
We headed back to Kanazawa. For dinner we decided to search for a restaurant where we could get some beef. I will let you know if we were successful ...