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2016/07/22 Japan Day 11: Kanazawa and Okayama-bound
π 2016-07-22 00:00 in Japan, Japan2016, Trips

After a good night and great breakfast in Kanazawa, we went to the famous Kenroku-en, one of the 3 most famous gardens in Japan, so we started with a tour there. Needless to say that it was fantastic:














We then met meeting Atsuko-San at 09:30, our nice volunteer guide from GGN (good will guide network), and she took us around famous samurai houses in the area as well as the Higashi Chaya geisha district (not unlike the one in Kyoto, just a bit smaller):





[rigimg:1024:173*|we learned that stone inside a rope knot means "don't go there" :)]


*Higashi Chaya District, were geishas perform (less so nowadays, but still)
*Higashi Chaya District, were geishas perform (less so nowadays, but still)













I was a fan of Atsuko-San
I was a fan of Atsuko-San

At the end of the tour, she nicely walked with us to Myoryuji Templa (aka Ninjadera) for our tour reserved at 13:00. Sadly no pictures allowed inside:



From there we walked back to the castle which we hadn't had the time to visit yet, and found another nice volunteer guide who gave us a tour outside (we did the inside on our own, it's not as impressive):









our friend from that morning was back
our friend from that morning was back



On the way out, we went to check their garden:




And we finished our day in Kanazawa by going to the Omicho Market, before catching a cab back to our hotel and heading to the train station for a long-ish trip to Okayama (3h30 via Kyoto):






the JR500 looks bad ass :)
the JR500 looks bad ass :)

but we took a nozomi instead of waiting 1h extra for a slow hikari
but we took a nozomi instead of waiting 1h extra for a slow hikari


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