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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・・・
It’s well-known that sardines go bad pretty quickly, so it’s no surprise that Iwashigumi will only serve sardines purchased that very same day. Sardine roe, the ultimate delicacy, will only be available until the end of the month. But, according to the master at Iwashigumi, the best-tasting sardine roe is still to come. Fried sardines・・・
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・・・
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・・・