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First stop after breakfast this morning was the beautiful 350 year old park known as Kenrokuen Gardens. It took 125 years to "build" though about 90% of it seems quite natural. In 1676, it was originally the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle. There are large ponds, waterfalls and streams which were channeled in certain ways for specific effects. Many of the trees are very old and propped up with carefully constructed and strategically placed wooden props. Although we missed the ...
... breathtaking", as we overlooked the most charming valley with perhaps 40 or so of these traditional houses with their high-peaked thatched roof. Photos probably cannot do justice to the awe inspiring first glimpse. As another passenger observed: "It was like something out of a fairy tale." After that, another "traditional" Japanese lunch. This was a little too traditional for most of us, requiring that we sit on the floor. A few of us, ...
... kind of museum where "floats" are on display between the spring festival and the autumn festival where they become part of a parade of floats, a tradition which started in the 17th century. These floats have little in common with North American parade floats, except that they do form a parade on the 4 days of the year they are used. These floats may weigh more than 2 tons, and are hand pulled by however many men are required. The heaviest one has no wheels ...
This was to be a very long day on the bus. We had a last breakfast overlooking the magnificentt garden at the New Otani Hotel then boarded the bus at 8:30 a,m. on a beautiful sunny morning....so different from yesterday when we had really wanted good weather. Our first destination was Matsumoto Castle in the Nagano District. We travelled on the freeway, so our progress was fast, but the scenery unremarkable. Of course just ...
... ladders; all in all, a pretty cozy little spot.
We greatly enjoyed our trip to the village and as an added bonus, the scenery on the way back to Takayama continued to be hugely impressive. Northern Japan is undeniably gorgeous.
That evening, we explored Takayama itself, which has been mostly replaced by newer buildings, but still clings to its old world charm with many old-school streets. Long-standing wooden buildings line many of the ...