Stroll along the river in Kanazawa, past traditional Japanese houses.
After exploring the water feature at the DT Suzuki Museum in Kanazawa, this young lady quickly headed out of the shot. The Museum has beautiful architecture.
Beautiful moss covers the ground of Kenrokuen Garden in this summertime picture. In the background you can see the bamboo ropes that hold up the branches on some of the older trees.
This colorful installation draws visitors to explore the primary colors and how they interact. It can be found outside the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa
It must be an acquired taste, but we found these “pastries” at a bakery at the Kanazawa train station. We’re pretty sure the beans are fresh and most likely some kind of soy bean and not lima bean. But we couldn’t read the sign in Japanese.
This typical scene is repeated throughout Japan each day by the millions. Relaxing on a train while passing through the countryside. In this case, on the Thunderbird between Kyoto and Kanazawa.
Kanazawa is located along the sea and is known for some of the best seafood and variety in Japan. Omicho Market has many fresh fish stands such as this one.
This “pool” is actually an installation artwork at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa. It has a downstairs entry.
The entrance way to Kenrokuen Garden is a lush and vibrant green in early spring.
We found these fish in a basket just beautifully displayed at the Omicho Market in Kanazawa.
Ever wonder what entertainment your kids will have in the department stores while you shop? This enormous Pikachu area was spotted in a department store by the train station in Kaga Onsen. There is more then enough fun for the whole family at the Department Stores.
Ever wonder how fast the Kagayaki bullet train goes? Well take a look! The Kagayaki is one of the newest Shinkansen train lines that goes Tokyo to Kanazawa. This train ride will take you past the scenic mountains near Nagano.
We love how you recognize the name once you sound it out… its the Pinokio restaurant at Kaga Onsen Station.
Everyone likes to travel in style! You now have your chance to do so on the new Kagayaki Shinkansen line from Tokyo to Kanazawa. This new Shinkansen line features a “Gran Class” car that is even more elegant than the “Green” car.
Japanese women wear hats a lot; especially the older ones! All the department stores have large hat sections. The Japanese department stores are a dream for Westerners, there are whole floors of downtown buildings full of cloths and accessories.
Here’s the inside scoop on a Green car on the Shinkansen train from Tokyo to Kanazawa.
Fallow fields just before rice planting starts in the Ishikawa Prefecture.