Shofuen

Address: 7471-8 Fukumitsu, Nanto, Toyama Prefecture, Chubu, 939-1632, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan is located on 7471-8 Fukumitsu, Nanto.
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Kanazawa

A travel blog entry by drmom on Jul 31, 2015

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... 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.
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Kanazawa

A travel blog entry by stephpalmer on Jul 09, 2015

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... 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. ...

Nice compact city with numerous attractions

A travel blog entry by tanglt on Jun 02, 2015

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... My calculation would suggest their gold leaves are at least 5 times thinner than the Burmese ones. The highlight of the afternoon tour would be a visit to an establishment ran by a geisha. She was beautifully dressed and speaks passable English. We had a tour of the place and an introduction to entertainment by geishas. There is a VIP tearoom where the tatami is covered with gold leaf!
We went to the local craft museum and ...

Day 8

A travel blog entry by glendasblog on May 22, 2015

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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 ...

Off we now go, to Shirakawago and Kanazawa

A travel blog entry by howardstein on Apr 19, 2015

... t grow enough rice to pay the taxes so they supplemented the rice with silk and fine carpentry. These items are still being produced here today. At an observation point high above the village we could see the village layout of buildings, many rice paddies, the surrounding mountains and their streams resulting from melting snow, and a distant very high ski hill. The buildings now are one third each homes, restaurants and museums, and souvenir shops. Oh, speaking ...