Decided to take a weekend trip when I for once was home the whole weekend. Took the bullet train about 2.5 hours west of Japan to Ishikawa Prefecture to a city called Kanazawa.
Off to Kanazawa by Shinkansen! About 3 hours going 300km/h
Breakfast in train :)
The Kanazawa train station is so far the coolest I've seen in Japan
Had a really nice view from our hotel room
Some pyramid head performance dancing at the train station
Only in Japan! Take an umbrella but bring it back once you're done. For free!
JAL with autumn clouds
The market place had and amazing setup of fish!
Made me think of Yubaba from Spirited Away
Think this was one of the best sashimis I ever had. Was worth the wait
Ishiura shrine was a mix of western and Japanese style
Kanazawa Castle was impressive
Samurai garden by the castle. So tidy and nice
The evening came in a gorgeous way
Went to the modern art museum. The swimming pool was pretty cool
Some visitors were dressed up
JAL incoming for some sake!!
Love the sign, samurais incoming
Indoor private garden was amazing althought wasn't very easy to get any good pictures of it
Hand made balls of string
How to pack wedding gifts
Walking around these old cool samurai houses we found something American...Of all places!
I've seen the word KIITOS in many places around Japan, means thank you in Finnish. So random.
One of the famous sites in Kanazawa is the Kenroku-en park
Statue for a legendary god
This tree decided to grow in all ways
Skyline from the park with a white temple on the other side of the hills
This could be somewhere in Finland on someones lake cottage
An ice cream, snack or some beer after walking in the massive park
City is very green to walk around in
Higashichaya, old street of Kanazawa
Went to the oldest and most famous entertainment houses which is now converted to a restaurant. The golden room was up to it's name. It was all gold
Enjoying some shaved ice
Gorgeous sunsets, time to go back to Tokyo. Was a great get-away weekend!