Hotel Econo Kanazawa Ekimae
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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 ...
Kanazawa was an unexpected gem. We were in an actual hotel this time although the room was tiny. One way or another, G Adventures clearly want us to get to know each other really, really well. Fortunately my roommate Catherine's really easy going and good fun. On our first day here we visited a fish market. They're known for crabs here (no jokes) but I was shocked to see huge crabs going for ...
... 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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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 ...
... Ninja temple". We asked her to do this as you require a reservation to visit and we had failed to make any prior plans, it all worked out well though. The Ninja Temple actually has nothing to do with Ninjas, it is called such because it was a tactical temple that had many hidden levels and passageways throughout that could be used if there was an attack. The guided tours are all run in Japanese only (there are so few other tourists it ...