AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Kanazawa to Matsumoto

Kanazawa to Matsumoto


Posted on Jul 16, 2014

A few days earlier we’d driven from Nagoya, near the south coast of Japan, to Kanazawa on the north coast, passing by the edge of the Japanese Alps. We would now start our journey southwards again, winding around the mountains and zigzagging a bit until we reached Nagoya again in just under a week’s time. Our destination for this leg of the journey is Matsumoto, famed for its castle. But rather than drive directly there we...

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa


Posted on Jul 15, 2014

Our first destination in Kanazawa was Kenroku-en, which is a couple of kilometres from the centre of town where the train and bus stations are located. Our hotel was a 1 minute walk from the bus station and it was pretty simple to find the bus which would take us to the castle and gardens. Like most of the buses in Japan it was a flat rate fare so no worries about how much it was to a specific destination and also no worries about...

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Nagoya to Kanazawa

Nagoya to Kanazawa


Posted on Jul 15, 2014

After visiting the Toyota factory the day before I decided that our hire car should be a Toyota Prius. I’ve never driven a hybrid car before and everything I’ve read about them has convinced me that while they are a good idea in practice they are not much more efficient than a new diesel engine car. Time to see if I was right… Picking up the car was easy but driving away wasn’t so easy. The woman showed a few...

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