Hotel Nikko Kanazawa
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Refrigerator in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... the Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Gardens. It looked very crowded at first, with lots of tour groups, but we soon got away from all that havoc and found peaceful spaces to enjoy.
The castle construction showed superb craftsmanship. Some of it had been destroyed by fire and expertly rebuilt from old drawings. It is larger than we expected and the grounds and structures kept in immaculate ...
... with the heavy lifting. Japan is efficient in many ways, but it also appears to be into job creation, with it sometimes taking up to 4 people just to halt traffic so one vehicle can cross a driveway across a busy footpath. And they love a uniform, regardless of the role, even a parking attendant gets a uniform.
A few general observations before we get to Kanazawa:
1. You rarely see litter bins (or as the Japanese call ...
... from the 21st century ;) Willem had the brilliant idea to rent some bikes to quickly get from A to B. A kind of Velib (like in Paris) with stations were you can drop the bike and get another one later on. As long as you drop your bike within 30 min,it will only cost you 200 yen (approx 1,50 euro) for a full day: really cheap. And we had so much fun. Willem looked like he was riding on a kiddy bike. We were ...
... 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 ...
... 1603-1868). It originally (1600s) was the outer garden of the Kanazawa Castle but later was moved into the castle grounds by the latter part of that century. The garden has been restored multiple times since then and over time various streams and ponds were created. The name of the garden is a reference from a 19th century book on Japanese gardens and relates to the six attributes of an ideal Japanese landscape garden: spaciousness, seclusion, artifice, ...