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I think Japan has better drivers than other countries have, but there’s been one bad driving habit I’ve noticed for a while now. When a pedestrian steps into a crosswalk, Japanese drivers tend not to stop. That’s always puzzled me. The other day I got my JAF (Auto Club) magazine, and this bad habit was・・・
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・・・
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・・・
After a meal and drinks with friends in Shinjuku, I usually don’t stay for the traditional noodles at the end of the meal. I like to save room for the ultimate curry kishimen served at Futaba Kishimen in Golden Gai. I don’t think many people know there’s a full-service udon shop in Golden Gai. Futaba・・・
Kanazawa Castle Park, Kenrokuen, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art are close to each other, and visitors can see all three in an afternoon. If you walk from the Castle to the Garden to the Museum, you might as well keep on walking toward Katamachi and Korinbo for dinner and a drink. Or・・・