Toyoko Inn Kanazawaeki Higashiguchi
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Today we spent a few hours in Kanazawa. This city is known for Kanazawa Castle, which was established in 1580 and the Kenrokuen Garden, which is generally regarded as being one of the top gardens in Japan. Naturally, we had to go see them.
Once again we used the local bus system to get around. Easy to use and inexpensive.
We started at the Kenrokuen Garden, which is in the standard garden from the ...
... 50!! The sight of a huge tuna head was a bit freaky and made me wonder what on earth someone would do with it. After that we wandered up to the Geisha district to see typical old tea houses. There were no geishas about though so we had to use our imagination. At night a few of us headed out to sample the local nightlife. It's not as easy as you think so we ended up drinking mojitos in a tapas bar. ...
The Japanese breakfast was exquisite and sumptuous, a world apart from the western alternative.
We spent most of the day traveling to Kanazawa on the East Coast of the main island. There apparently was a significant volcanic eruption in one of the islands south of the big island. Smoke reached 9000m, but the lack of concern from everyone in Japan is striking. It took an 1 hour bus ride, an 80 minute bullet train trip and a 3 hr express train ...
... no way to get to this village. We had lunch there and then drove 1hr to Kanazawa where will stay the night. Walked to a Shinto shrine & to the Castle, Annette, Nat & myself sat overlooking a beautiful garden while the boys climbed the steps to the castle. Back to the hotel for an hours rest then out for tea. I did sushi, Nat & Rob went to Maccas. Walked back to the hotel 20 degrees at ...
... into something sweet.
In Gokayama we visit the largest house of the Gassho-style at 1200 sq. feet. Up until 1910 is was the home of 38 members of an extended family, today there are only 4 adults and 2 children living in the house.
This area of Japan is known for it's unique tofu. It’s thicker and firmer than most other tofu. After we enjoy a wonderful vegetarian lunch that included tofu and tons of unique vegetables from the region, ...