B & R Day 5: 20.7 bike miles, Kanazawa Castle Park, Kenrokuen Garden, Kayotei Ryokan|
At breakfast at the hotel we saw the local Kanazawa newspaper, which had a short story about
the B & R group and a photo of Ben and several of the other guests on their bicycles.
After breakfast we walked to the
Kanazawa Castle Park
and toured the grounds.
Then it was off to the
for a guided walking tour.
After the gardens we enjoyed a traditional tea ceremony (all that sitting one one's legs is painful!) and practiced
our ceremonial dialog and matcha drinking skills!
Then it was a short walk to the
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art
to enjoy the exhibits and a creative buffet lunch.
We piled on the bus to our home for the next two nights in
H0-20, 1 chome, Higashi-machi, Yamanaka-machi
We changed into our bike gear and headed out for a beautiful 20 mile bike ride.
Then back for onsen (baths).
We enjoyed a sake tasting of four different sake brewed at the
in town, overseen by the Shishi-no-sato sake master himself!
His daiginjo sake would give the Kubota Manjyu a run for its money. :-)
Then we headed upstairs for a beautiful Japanese dinner with an emphasis on local, fresh ingredients --
and more of the Shishi No Sato daiginjo sake!
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