Sean’s Ryokan Night In Kanazawa

Here is the link to more of Sean’s adventure in Kanazawa, “The City of Gold”:

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Kanazawa city makes 99 % of the domestic gold leaf in Japan. You could say they’ve cornered the market. The gold leaf coating Kinkakuji in Japan came from Kanazawa.

In fact, a lot of the speciality foods in Kanazawa have edible gold foil sprinkled on them. For $9 you can buy and eat gold-leaf wrapped vanilla ice cream.  In all sorts of detail you’ll find Kanazawa’s gold leaf.

After looking around a bit at the castle and gardens, we returned to our Ryokan, or Japanese Traditional Inn, and soaked in the onsen (hot water baths), then donned our robes and headed for dinner.

One of the fun parts of staying at Ryokan’s is when you can walk around the town in the robes.  It feels weird and kind of fun.

The place we found was in the nearby fish market (mostly closed). Our food had gold foil sprinkled on.  It’s pretty tasteless, but kind of fun to eat.




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When I was in my twenties, I moved to Japan and met a man there. We embarked on our adventure through life and love. I have lived with him in Japan ever since. We want to start a family, but that is proving difficult. I struggle with infertility. We almost had a child, but that ended in tragedy. Now we enjoy each day and hope that one day we'll hear the pitter-patter of little feet and the bubbly laughter of a child. In the meantime, I enjoy writing, love, studying, traveling, and working. These posts are my thoughts and stories of my life here.

2 thoughts on “Sean’s Ryokan Night In Kanazawa”

  1. That sounds like so much fun. Japan was never really on my list of places I’d want to travel until recently. A friend from college went for a couple weeks and had so many cool adventures. Apparently there is a island there that has all these wild rabbits that come up to you and beg for food.

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