Every year in early June, Kanazawa hosts a major festival to celebrate Lord Maeda Toshiie arrival at Kanazawa Castle all the way back in 1583. The name Hyakumangoku refers to the production of 1 million "stones" of rice and the events run over the entire first weekend of June. On Friday night there is live … Continue reading Hyakumangoku Festival
Travel guide to walking a section of the Nakasendo, an old route that connected Tokyo and Kyoto
I've just returned from a magical few days road-tripping around Mt. Fuji and the Five Lakes Area. The weather was perfect, the traffic was insane, and we hiked, camped, and ate our way through a perfect trip. I'll be sharing a full travel guide over the next few days, but I wanted to drop … Continue reading Happy Golden Week!
A visit to a quiet Buddhist Temple in the lush foothills of Mt. Hakusan
A cherry blossom viewing party in Rojo Park in central Komatsu