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Kanazawa

According to some online guidebooks, Kanazawa is, for some reasons, often forgotten by French tourists, but has a rich history and culture. It was the home of the Maeda clan, one of the most powerful in Japan during the 16th century.

We basically had at least 3 reasons to come here:
1) the city has one of the most famous Japanese garden (Kenroku-en)
2) it is close to the Sea of Japan, which would be a good change after our week in the mountains
and 3) well I said it before: less French people 😉

The Kenroku garden was quite crowded, making it a bit less relaxing than we would have thought:

Besides the garden, other attractions include the Omicho Market, some old Samurai houses and the Higashi Chaya-gai Geisha District. We did a little bit of all that, picturing it with our own eyes.
Also, less famous than the Kenroku garden, we stopped at Gyokusen’inmaru Park located on the other side of the Kanazawa Castle.

Gyokusen’inmaru Park

Back to the reasons for which we came here:
1) The garden is indeed beautiful!
2) It turns out the shore is one hour far from the city center, so we did not see the Sea of Japan at all!
3) These people are everywhere! 😀

Also, during these 2 days at Kanazawa, we decided to stay in a traditional ryokan, sleeping on tatami mats, embracing the Japanese culture and practicing martial arts. See it by yourself:

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  1. Oh, ça a l’air bien joli! Encore une bonne raison de revenir 🙂
    Vous avez aimé le ryokan ? Et le petit dej traditionnel ?

    • La réponse rapide : ouai c’était marrant, surtout avec le petit onsen en guise de douche !
      La réponse honnête : on a dormi sur des tatamis + futons dans les 3/4 des logements au Japon, donc ce n’était pas si original. Quant au petit déj, ça ne valait pas un bon petit phô ! 😉

      Par contre à Kanazawa, on a certainement trouvé la meilleure izakaya des vacances ! (https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=fuwari+kanazawa)
      J’y ai entre autre dégusté un barracuda “paf” ! (Sashimi de barracuda à tremper dans du sel et qui se mange avec une rondelle de citron !)

      • oh, je suis pas aussi fan du Phô que Beubeu, donc je prend un petit déj japonais à la place sans souci.
        Je note pour la meilleure izakaya 🙂 Profitez bien du Vietnam et n’oubliez pas de gouter les “mango cake” si vous avez l’occasion mais c’est plus à Hoi An, donc plutôt lors de votre 2ème venue.

  2. Moi je prends un petit dej japonais sans sushi.
    Blague à part, superbes photos (y compris les deux dernières 🙂 bises

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