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Shinkansen Effect on Hotel Construction

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Everyone expected a construction boom when the Hokuriku Shinkansen arrived, and three years on, it’s a mixed blessing. According to NHK, the number of guests at big hotels in Kanazawa decreased slightly last year from the year before, but compared to the year before the Shinkansen opened, it’s up an amazing 26.5%. On the other・・・

The Coming of Spring Brings Wild Mountain Vegetables

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This is the season for mountain vegetables and wild edible plants. Do you know your Japanese mountain vegetables? Local edible plants include: fukinoto, tsukushi, taranome, kogomi, koshiabura, zenmai, warabi, udo, fuki, takenoko, and wasabi. If you live in the city, you’re unlikely to recognize these plants or even know their names. But it’s one of・・・

A Popular Sightseeing Spot in Kanazawa City – Myouryuji Temple (Ninja Temple)

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Myouryuji Temple Known as Ninja Templeのサムネイル

The top four sightseeing destinations among visitors to Kanazawa are Kenrokuen, Kanazawa Castle Park, the Kanazawa 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art. Number five is the Ninja Temple, otherwise known as Myouryuji Temple. Considering that the top four are all government facilities, it’s interesting that number 5 is・・・

Cherry Blossom Viewing in Kanazawa

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Kanazawa has oodles of cherry trees, so when the season comes, tourists come, too. Kenrokuen Park and Kanazawa Castle are well-known and popular spots for “hanami” (cherry blossom viewing), but I prefer the blossoms along the River Sai. The trees there are arranged beautifully for several hundred meters along the river. Even better, the Hakusan・・・

McDonald’s in Japan

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I don’t know if McDonald’s prices in Japan are low compared to other McDonald’s in the world, but prices here must be among the lowest! A cheeseburger costs 130 yen, and a large coffee costs 150 yen. Tax included. The coffee quality and taste are much better than before. Have you tried McDonald’s in Japan・・・

Hotdog Nostalgia at Komeda Coffee Shop

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In the middle of the Showa era, Meiji Park in Tokyo’s Jingu Gaien area was a neighborhood playground. On weekends it was full of kids, mostly playing ball. In one corner of the park there was a small hotdog wagon, and one hotdog cost 100 yen, a real luxury item. Remember, this was back when・・・

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