Hotel New Otani Takaoka

1 Shinyokomachi, Takaoka, Toyama, Chubu, 933-0035, Japan | 3 star hotel
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Journey to Kanazawa

A travel blog entry by fully

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... Teahouse area - Higashi Choya

  • then onto Kanazawa Castle grounds
  • Spent more time in Kenrokuen gardens as the sun was setting
  • Amazing level of care for the trees
  • Quick Italian (!) meal in Kata Machi area
  • back to hotel to ...

  • UNESCO heritage sites

    A travel blog entry by evaclapham

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    ... right outside their front doors; no wasted space here. We next went to shirakawa-go, a larger village of the same traditional style houses and others of a more modern style from the beginning of the nineteen hundreds. Part of the village was relocated here when a hydro dam was built along the river. Two hours flew by as we strolled through this lovely place. Most of the tourists her are Japanese touring ...

    Kanazawa to Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by nangarner

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    This morning we had an incredible opportunity to visit the home of a local family. Kane and Akiko are a retired couple who live in the suburbs of Kanazawa. Kane first took us on a tour of his beautiful garden. His wife Akiko greeted us and then disappeared into the kitchen to prepare tea. We then had a tour of their beautiful home. Kane was in the real estate business and his first son and family live in an attached home in front of their home. He has taken over ...

    Shirakawa-go and Gokayama -- Into the Mountains

    A travel blog entry by nangarner

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    ... 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 ...

    Kanazawa - gold stream

    A travel blog entry by nangarner

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    ... remain. His descendants maintain the house to preserve its history. He was a painter as well as a samurai. His art work is also on display.

    Next we went to see a demonstration of the gold leaf craft which this area is famous for. It was amazing to see this demonstration. Of course their was a retail therapy opportunity as well

    We also toured the the Higashi-Chaya district with its old wooden structures. ...

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