Hotel Alpha-1 Takaoka Ekimae
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... best gardens in Japan. We visited the garden but not the castle and it was definitely the best we have seen. The rain was fairly light yesterday so we walked around with our tiny floral umbrellas - Clare had bought them for us at the fish market when we arrived - admiring all sorts of stone bridges, waterfalls, trees and even a crane. About 50 metres from Kenrokuen Garden is the 21st century museum of contemporary art. It was a spectacular building - round - and as ...
... The rain came, which was normal since the area has rain 200 days a year. We spent the afternoon on the ship.
We had only known for two days, that Typhoon Phanfone would divert us here from Tokyo, yet both the ship and the city were prepared. We were hosted to a dockside farewell, even though it was raining.
We sailed away to another night of rough seas and rocking and rolling. Enough ...
... 70). You would have to be very, very very sick in hospital for me to contemplate turning up with that bunch of grapes. Lettuce leaves and other green food a bit hard to come by, lots of raw cabbage though with meals....Not quite the same thing. Anyway threw caution to the wind and came out with a Dixie cup of green leaves for $5. Sharing was hard. Bought myself the silliest bit of nonsense as well. Just what every handbag needs, a little towelling bag for your your drink bottle ...
... there were thousands of them.
In Shirakawa, the government chose 26 of the best preserved homes and structures and created an open-air museum, where we can step inside. Each has 3 floors with the first floor being the living area and the top two used for raising silk worms. In both villages all the homeowners raised silkworms and made gunpowder for the Lord in Kanazawa and the Emperor in Kyoto. The houses are made of lumber from a Japanese elm ...
... is over 300 years old, it’s so clean. We often visit markets on our overseas trips and this is by far the cleanest we’ve ever seen.
Along the streets we see little round silver disks that are in the center of every street. We find out that since it snows in the region and the accumulation is quite significant, the disks will shoot warm water into the snow to help speed up melting. I don't think we saw one street in Kanazawa that ...
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