Tag Archives: Kanazawa

June 25

Blue Hydrangeas – Harbingers of the rainy season in Japan

July is here and that means gorgeous hydrangeas, or ajisai (アジサイ), in gardens across Japan! Advertisements

April 21

New bullet train opening – The Hokuriku Shinkansen, Kanazawa.

How a train loving nation launches a new train line.

March 10

Silvered by snow – Kenrokuen, Kanazawa.

There’s just something magically timeless about a traditional Japanese garden blanketed in heavy snow. With the new shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo commencing services this weekend, this garden will be just 2.5hrs from Toyko!

February 24

Full of Beans! – Setsubun in Kanazawa

“Demons out! Luck in!” That’s what people across Japan were chanting on February 3 as they hurled roasted soybeans all over the place to celebrate Setsubun (節分).  Setsubun is the first day of spring according to the old lunar calendar in Japan and on it’s the day to make a fresh start and banish any […]

December 09

Japan’s best garden by night – Kenrokuen, Kanazawa.

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August 27

Hiatus over – Rainy Kanazawa

Apologies for going silent for two months. There’s been a lot happening – namely wrapping up my time in Mie Prefecture to head elsewhere in Japan for more adventures. So stay tuned! Now it’s back to work for me, sharing my travels in Japan with you. Here are some shots from a recent rainy day […]