Kanazawa Castle is a large castle located in Kanazawa, just to the North-West of the Kenrokuen garden. The castle was destroyed many times through history due to fires and earthquakes but it was restored every time. The most recent work on the castle employed traditional Japanese construction techniques, preserving its historical value. The roof tiles, which give to the castle its distinctive color, are made of lead which could have been melted to make bullets during wartime.
Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese. View all posts by Gaijin San