Kanazawa was one of the wealthiest prefectures in Japanese history thanks to the huge amount of rice the region produced. As I said in the last post the modern city is surrounded by fairly uninspiring rice fields but the city itself holds one of the nicest gardens in Japan:Kenroku-en.
I visited the garden on an overcast morning that turned into a rainy afternoon, but the gardens were beautiful none the less. Enhanced, even, by the gentle patter of the rain on the numerous streams and ponds.
You may notice I took some photos of the gardeners. There was a small legion of them, I don’t know if they work every day but they must, given the pristine nature of the grounds.
In the gardens the is a tea house. At this point in my stroll trough the grounds the rain had gotten heavier some ducked in and got some tea
I was maybe a bit big for the room…
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Hey Hugo, Looks like you’ve had a great time so far and you’ve cycled really far since I met you in Hakodate. I just got back from Japan and am missing it already!
I enjoy reading your posts and looking forward to seeing more. Ganbatte ne!
Thanks yoko, Hakodate seems like so long ago now. I hope you had a good trip.
Next time I want to
Visit some of the places that you stopped off at. Have you got to Kyoto yet ? You on twitter ?
I’m in Kyoto now. I don’t have twitter
I love these gardens.