Tuesday, July 17, 2018

JAPAN 2018 - PART 5

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

                                 This is taken from the bridge on the opposite side 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 found an amazing shop that sold Ice creams and filled crepes, there were so many to choose from                                                

                      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........

                          We came across this small temple on our walk around Takayama

                                                                A restaurant

An antique/second hand shop, inside was tiny and had lots of stuff, it was quite difficult to walk around in there 

                                                           Sake barrels outside a shop

                                       A museum, we weren't allowed to take photos inside

                                                                           A shop

                                                               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.

                         Some ducks swimming in the moat amongst the fallen Sakura blooms

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



  1. Looks amazing Kaylee, the blossom is lovely.....I started humming the Postman Pat theme song when I saw the little post vans!! Oh dear!!

  2. Hi Kaylee wow what awesome pics of such a beautiful place,a trip of a lifetime Kaylee,thankyou for sharing with us xx



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