Hello Dedicated Readers!! In this seventh driving installment, I’m putting out a challenge to anyone to try and guess where these beautiful buildings and gardens are located. I’ll give you some hints: It is in Kansai; you have to drive there; it is part of a site with several National Treasures in it; it is not […]
Driving In Japan : Momiji-gari Kansai ( 紅葉狩り )
I know it’s already well into December and people are starting to live without the beautiful colored leaves of autumn. My wife Yoko and I went on a total of five trips into the country this fall with the primary purpose of seeing maples, poplars, birches, cherriers and other deciduous tree species change color. This year has […]
Kanazawa City Center is a Must-See !!
If you get the chance to go to Ishikawa Prefecture, make sure you stop into downtown Kanazawa City. Kanazawa, home and power base of the Maeda Clan, dates from the mid 17th Century in its prime. Much of the city center of Kanazawa is devoted to this history, and the star attraction Kenrokuen Garden, an 11.4 […]