Tag: Kanazawa

Exploring Kanazawa: Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden

Last month, as part of our two and half weeks in Japan, we visited somewhere completely new to us: Kanazawa. It's located North-West of Tokyo, on the opposite side of the Honshu island and is the capital of the Ishikawa Prefecture. Kanazawa has only relatively recently been served by a Shinkansen service to Tokyo and ...

Planning for Japan: 2017

It looks like we have a bit of an itinerary for this year's trip to Japan! To avoid overloading ourselves with too many destinations, we've narrowed it down to splitting our time between Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa. I'd like to take advantage of the JR Rail Pass and arrange some day trips out of both Tokyo ...

Prepping for Japan, 2016 edition

We're once again making our 'annual pilgrimage' to Japan later this year. It was inevitable, given how much we've enjoyed our previous visits. Japan has quickly become our shared favourite travel destination, for so many reasons. With a country as diverse and spread out as Japan, it can be tough to decide where you'll visit ...

Memories of Japan: Arashiyama

A very quick panorama taken from the bridge in Arashiyama during our visit there last October. I found the file as I was tidying up my Dropox! It was such a lovely diversion from Kyoto - calm, green, warm and fantastic scenery. We wandered from one scenic spot to another and soaked up the atmosphere. ...