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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 ...
... The next day we went to the Ninja Temple, so called not because of any ninjas but because there are dozens of traps and secret passage ways. It's over 350 years old, totally fascinating and a wonder of creative architecture. Turns out the lord might have been a bit paranoid as the traps were never needed. Better safe than sorry I guess. Next we wandered around a reconstruction of the old castle. ...
... house visiting samurais. The village, being rather remote, was used as a secret site to manufacture gunpowder illicitly by the Meeda lords as gunpowder was only supposed to be available to Shogun Tanagawa in Edo. Samurai would come from Kanazawa to collect gunpowder periodically. We were served some local herbal tea and entertained with local dancing and singing accompanied by local instruments.
Lunch was vegetarian at local restaurant. We ...
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 ...
... two days so far where it was warm enough to be in short shirtsleeves and dry negating the need for an umbrella. In Shirakawago there were many snow mounds where snow had been shovelled to recently. After arriving in Kanazawa we were taken to a hotel other than the one we expected. Our travel agent did not notice that the Local company did not reserve the hotel we wanted. Our room was stained in so many places in so many ways we were revolted. When we asked for ...