Day 7 - Wednesday 4th April, 2018
KANAZAWA - after returning from the Ryokan we checked into our hotel, this was our room, the beds were so comfortable and a good size. Our Hotel was a 2 minute walk to Kanazawa train station, so convenient and handy.
We then went to the Tourist information counter at Kanazawa station and spoke to English speaking ladies to find out about using our JR pass on the free loop bus for sightseeing around the city. We caught the bus to the Higashi Chaya district to look at all the old tea houses and glorious Sakura blooms along the river.
Me underneath a white Sakura tree..
Some of the tea houses
A very pretty Pink Sakura tree
Look at these gorgeous trees along the bank of the river
I'm admiring the gorgeous blooms
The bridge across the river is a walk bridge and a vehicle bridge
Some more tea houses
I just love the dark pink blooms
After our few hours of walking we caught the bus back to the train station and went to a lovely bakery and enjoyed a coffee and bun before going back to the hotel
Day 8 - Thursday 5th April, 2018
Day trip to TAKAYAMA - we caught 2 trains taking 2 hours in total, the scenery was so lovely as we headed up and up into the mountains.
A selfie of us on the train.
A couple of photos of the streams along the way
As we headed up into the mountains we saw quite a bit of snow still on the mountains from winter.
A cemetery, these are dotted in small clumps like this everywhere
We both had the caramel popcorn ice cream, it was really delicious.
I asked this young couple could I take their photo, they were having the crepes filled with delicious goodness, yummmmmm........
An antique/second hand shop, inside was tiny and had lots of stuff, it was quite difficult to walk around in there
A museum, we weren't allowed to take photos inside
Outside a restaurant
Little postal vans, all the cars are like this, they are so cute. They need to be tiny, the streets are so narrow......
These two photos are of items inside the rail station at Takayama
A little boy having Maccas with his Dad
Our Maccas late lunch waiting for the train for our return trip to Kanazawa
Day 9 - Friday 6th April, 2018
KANAZAWA - Our hearty breakfast before our big day of sightseeing.
Some Wedding photos at Kanazawa Castle
Kanazawa Castle is truly a glorious sight, you can only walk around the grounds and tale photos, you can't enter the castle.
Leaving the Castle
Japanese ladies in Kimonos
It was sprinkling a little
Statues of Japanese Gentlemen at Kenrokuen
Walking through Omicho markets
Lots of oysters
Fish and oysters at Omicho
This large structure is outside the Kanazawa train station
Outside the train station
Outside the train station
The view outside our Hotel room at night
Both Sandra and I loved Kanazawa, it was a gorgeous city and runs at a nice slow pace.
Part 6 will take us over to Osaka