That afternoon we headed to Kyoto and have been here now for 4 nights. Today we leave for Ngoya and then have a long day of travel tomorrow. Looking forward to being home of Thursday!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
We enjoyed Kanazawa even though Thursday 10 April was very chilly and a little rainy. We did see some lovely sights but the best of all was the castle and the Kenrokuen gardens, which we visited on Thursday on a much better day. They have a tourist bus here for about $5 which is very convenient. We visited the fish markets first.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
We had a lovely time in Takayama. This is a smaller town and it was a delight to wander around the lovely old streets of houses with gorgeous little shops. Another day here would have been lovely.
That afternoon we took the train to Kanazawa.
Friday, April 11, 2014
On Monday, we headed out early as it was a lovely clear day to see if we could see Mt Fuji. We started out on the local trains and had the very interesting experience of being pushed into the train as it was still peak hour. It was so weird to be so close to strangers! We then caught the Shinkansen or bullet train and then bought a ticket for quite a variety of transport, including a pirate ship, to see the mountain from a variety of spots. We were so lucky as the weather was perfect and the views of Mt Fuji were amazing.
Today we leave Kanazawa and head to Kyoto for our last stop on this trip.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
On our third day in Tokyo we headed to the Tokyo National Museum. It was a wonderful museum full of precious items from Japan's history. There were beautifully embroidered kimonos, calligraghy, swords, armour and gorgeous ceramics.
Behind the museum were some gardens and some teahouses.