Kanazawa

Kanazawa on the northern shoreline of Japan’s main island, Honshu, adjacent to the Sea of Japan is known for it’s castle and Kenrokuen Gardens.

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Go Go Curry, Kanazawa, Japan

Armed with a 1:46pm Shinkansen ticket to Nagano and a late checkout from my hotel I wanted a decent lunch before my train trip. As I’ve said before train stations in Japan are mini cities – heaps of shops and restaurants and I don’t mean crap restaurants like McDonalds or KFC, but quality restaurants that … Continue reading Go Go Curry, Kanazawa, Japan

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Torisyoumaru, Kanazawa, Japan

My last night in Kanazawa after a busy day out walking had me looking for a decent restaurant and a beer or two. On the north west side of Kanazawa station there’s an annex of sorts with a couple of floors of restaurants. Up on the third floor I found an Izakaya (Japanese restaurant/pub) that … Continue reading Torisyoumaru, Kanazawa, Japan

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Pino, Kanazawa, Japan

I stumbled across an interesting place after visiting the Ninja Temple while I was walking through the laneways of Kanazawa as I was looking for the Casa Samurai Nomura.

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Akanedoki Kanazawaekimae, Kanazawa, Japan

After having 2 lunches and a siesta I was looking for a later dinner than I normally have, so a search for somewhere near the hotel was in order.

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Chibo, Kanazawa, Japan

After the Beef and Egg rice at Shiroyamatei I did a quick explore of Kanazawa Castle and the gardens then headed off towards Omi-cho Market to have a look before it wound down for the day. From Omi-chi Market I headed towards Kanazawa Station and my hotel looking for a snack. I made it all the … Continue reading Chibo, Kanazawa, Japan

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Shiroyamatei, Kanazawa, Japan

After my visit to Kenroku-en Gardens I was looking to get lunch before heading into Kanazawa Castle. As I was walking to Ishikawa Gate I walked past a small selection of restaurants just below the gardens.

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Ishikawa-Mon, Kanazawa, Japan

After purchasing my day ticket for the Kanazawa Loop Bus service, I joined the long queue to people waiting for the bus, but in about 10 minutes I was in a seat on a local bus heading towards Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle. I followed the crowd and got off at the Ishikawa Gate bus stop … Continue reading Ishikawa-Mon, Kanazawa, Japan

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ANA Crowne Plaza Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan

After the relatively long, and slow, train trip from Shin-Osaka to Kanazawa, I popped out of Kanazawa station and spied the ANA Crowne Plaza about 200 metres away.

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