Day 7 - Kanazawa, Day 2 - Japan 2019

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Day 7 - Kanazawa
A second day in Kanazawa.

We first went to Kenroku-en Gardens, said to be on of the top three gardens in Japan. Just across the road from there is the castle park with some restored/rebuilt buildings.

We had lunch at the Omicho fresh food market and then went on to the Kazumachi and Higashi Chaya districts where we had traditional tea in the Shima teahouse.

Dinner was the local speciality Kaga Ryori.
Kenroku-en Gardens
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Kenroku-en Gardens. The main lake.
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Kenroku-en Gardens. To look this good needs a lot of care and attention.
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Kenroku-en Gardens - Seisonkaku Villa
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Models of the castle
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Views around the castle reconstruction
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Castle gates
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Inside the main gallery
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Construction details
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Maeda Toshiie
Statue of Maeda Toshiie just outside Kanazawa Castle.

His death precipitated the show-down that culminated in the Battle of Sekigahara.
Lunch at Omicho Market
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The site of the Terashima House - only a few rooms and part of the garden remain.
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Higashi Chaya area
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Tea House
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Shrine dedicated to Maeda Toshiie. Built nearly 180 years after his death, this was a symbol of local loyalty to the Emperor.
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Text and photos copyright John Haines 2015-19.
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