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An older neighbor sometimes says to me, “How about lunch?” Today was the day, so off we went to Daikokuya, Kanazawa’s famous udon restaurant. My friend ordered the soft and fat udon noodles with boiled up delicacies; I ordered the seafood tempura with soba noodles. At heart this is an udon restaurant, so I can’t・・・
The pub restaurant (izakaya) Sekitoba was brought to my attention by a kind and friendly Buddhist priest. It’s located along the scenic River Sai, which has many excellent scenic views, but I think an especially good one is between the Saikawa Bridge and Sakurabashi. Sekitoba is about halfway between them. I go by there on・・・
The Higashiyama Chaya district is now the most attractive tourist destination in Kanazawa. Stylish cafes and restaurants have opened one after the other. Right in the middle of stylish Higashiyama Chaya is a Japanese restaurant from the old days that keeps the old Kanazawa traditions. “Jihei.” The old-style shops are where you find old-style customers,・・・
Driving Route 157 from Kanazawa out to the Mt. Hakusan foothills is a beautifully scenic route without much traffic. On the way, there are plenty of sights to see, including the spectacular Tedorigawa Gorge and several shrines, including Shirayama-Hime Jinja, a large shrine that coordinates the many Shirayama shrines throughout Japan. You might also stop・・・
This delicious box sushi is made with “kabayaki” sardines (grilled with a special soy sauce). For a healthy choice, ordered it with sardine meatballs for a perfect “teishoku” (lunch combo). Iwashigumi 076-224-1493 1-7-13 Katamachi, Kanazawa 920-0981 Open: 17:00 – 22:30 (last order 22:00) Closed: Sundays (if consecutive weekend holidays, closed on the last holiday)