The Nagamatchi Samurai District is actually a recreation of the old Samurai District since wood rarely lasts in Japan and it was there before Kyoto became the capital. Don’t let “recreation” stop you from visiting because it really is a calming lovely place and a great place to buy real souvenirs from Kanazawa and not just overseas made items. Like the pottery shown was something I got my man’s parents and the glazing is special to Ishikawa prefecture. Being pottery buffs, they were thrilled.
Also pictures from the new Kanazawa with clubs, karaoke places and gals. For me this post shows what Kanazawa is all about when I explored it, new areas but lovely older areas as well.
Also I hope you notice all the bridges and water. Since Kanazawa is one of the rainiest cities in the world there’s several streams that run below buildings in the main city center as a clever way to stop flooding and you’re always not far away from the sound of running water. It’s so calming and something I’m sad I couldn’t capture in just pictures.
Another thing of note is Kanazawa’s train station with its outside like a Shinto temple.
I have so many travel photo posts to do (even one from London and another from Rome, so behind!). Although they make me happy I hope you don’t get bored. I’ll try to mix it up though