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Cool and occasional misty light showers today. Top of 17 degrees - finally some cooler weather.
First up to the train station where there is a beautiful modern tourist Info centre and purchased a city loop bus pass for 500 yen each ( bit over $5 AUD). The bus stops display real time information so you can see where the next bus is on the map and expected time of arrival.
We spent most of the day ...
... main centre. It gets dark about 5pm and it is very easy to get lost wandering around the back streets.
We looked in a couple of department stores. Everything is beautifully packaged and presented. And the array of sweets is unbelievable - I thought they only ate healthy food, but the cakes and pastries rival the French. The streets are decorated for Christmas already and looks like Jim Berardo has been here as the street trees ...
... on the side walk as there is no bike lane. We first went to the Geisha district. A small street with old wooden houses were Geishas would entertain their guests, playing music and serving tea. And we also strolled through the temple district. After that, we cycled our way to the samurai district and we had lunch at a cooking school. It was really tasty: soup, duck in a sauce, rice, pickled veggies, ... While sitting ...
... 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 ...
... and panoramas. The garden is beautiful…but different than we think of with American or European gardens. Emphasis is on greenery and water, rather than our usual emphasis on flowers. That said, in the spring they do have cherry blossoms and plum blossoms along with irises. The garden includes some trees that are 100+ years old and the oldest fountain in Japan (1861…not fancy, simply an upward spout of water). It is definitely a place worth visiting.