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A unique hotel has come to Kanazawa from Tokyo. All staff members are fluent in foreign languages, and most of the guests are from overseas. On the fifth floor, there’s an event space with a kitchen that accommodates about 30 people for parties. But party-partcipants have to bring their own food and drinks. Sometimes it’s・・・
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I once read that the only rival Starbucks faced entering Japan was Komeda Coffee. And Komeda’s approach is obviously far different from that of Starbucks, so essentially, Starbucks had no real competitor in Japan. Starbucks is sophisticated and stylish; Komeda Coffee maintains the spirit of the old-fashioned neighborhood tea room. The waitresses are older part-timers・・・
I’ve heard of a “Temple Cafe,” where a cafe looks like a temple, but Houshouji Temple is the first “Temple Cafe” that’s really a temple. Well, actually, there’s a cafe set up in one section of this venerable temple. Houshouji, a Buddhist temple belonging to the Rinzai sect, was built by Maeda Toshitsune, the Kaga・・・
I have a regular get-together with my neighbors. We usually go over to Izakaya Musashi, but this time one of the older guys says, “Why don’t we have a pre-get-together get-together? So we did — over at the new Emblem Social Bar Kanazawa. Happy hour’s before 6 o’clock, drinks half price. That means a draft・・・
On the way from Musashi headed toward Hashiba, off the big street, down one of the side streets, in a quiet residential area, you’ll find the Emblem Social Bar. It’s a joint project by the team that runs Emblem Stay Kanazawa, an overnight accommodation visited by travelers from all over the world. When it first・・・