Ryokan SHIBAYA in Kanazawa - Japanese Style Hostel

at home at Ryokan Shibaya (3 minutes walk from the JR Kanazawa Station)

charm of Kanazawa

11:00AM 31st October Sunny

『Music』 『Petal』 『Rain』 『Light』 『Snow』
This is the images that introduced the charms of Kanazawa along with this five themes.
please look at it!




2:00PM 30th October Cloudy

I played tennis after over 30 years.
All I did was play a little and now my knees and shoulders are all wobbly!



2:00PM 29th October Sunny

The days become shorter and the winds colder.
It is the moon that looks microscopically in the sky .
As Winter approaches, I feel the moon gets more beautiful.


seasonal charms of autumn

2:30PM 28th October Sunny

Cosmoses and silver grasses blooms in the suburbs of Kanazawa City .
They are one of autumn features in Japan.


tabelog "Toshi of Niigata"

9:00AM 27th October Sunny

The so-called "Mr.Toshi of Niigata" putted Shibaya on the his blog.
Thanks a lot!
We look forward to serving you again.



8:30AM 26th October Rainy

It has become noticeably colder.
We turn on the heaters from morning.


World Pasta Day

2:00PM 25th October Rainy

     Today, 25th October is World Pasta Day.
     My daughter made spaghetti at our home.


Imperial Hotel "Gargantua"

2:00PM 24th October Cloudy

Geographically and pricewise speaking, We can't eat the bread of Imperial Hotel "Gargantua".
*blueberry of delicate sweet taste

*chestnut of moist sweet taste
*orange of fresh sweet taste
*cinnamon of the refined sweet taste
I have a weakness for breads and sweets.


restaurant recommendat

12:00PM 23rd October Rainy

ANA CROWNE PLAZA 19F "KAGA" Teppanyaki restaurant
This restaurant is using locally grown ingredient. yum-yum!
The view from this is so beautiful and you can enjoy a splendid view of Kanazawa city.
It is front of Kanazawa station, and just three minutes walk from Shibaya.


seventh anniversary of a death

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1:00PM 22th October Sunny

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Today marked the 7th anniversary of aunt's death.


total amount

9:30AM 21st October Sunny

It is pleasant sunlight today.
The total amount of shopping,
1111 JPY
I feel like something good is going to happen!



4:00PM 20th October Sunny

There's a smell vaguely of Autumn in Shibaya.


cold wind

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1:00PM 19th October Sunny

Today is bright and sunny.
But the cold winds occasionally are howling.
Furthermore, weather of the weekend will get worse.
Please prepare for battle with the cold if you visit to Kanazawa.


"SHUNDERBIRD" Japan Rail Pass

1:00PM 18th October Sunny

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"SHUNDERBIRD" is limited express train service operating between Kansai(Osaka・Kyoto) and Hokuriku(Kanazawa・Toyama・Wakura-onsen).
If you go to Kanazawa from Osaka or Kyoto, simply take this express train.
Thunderbird runs 22 round trips a day, and it takes 2 hours and 40 minutes to Kanazawa.
This train is fully covered by Japan Rail Pass.


decorative Japanese cord made from twisted paper

3:ooPM 17th October Cloudy

Mizuhiki is a decorative cord that is tied around the gift or an envelope in Japan.
I made dragonfly art with it.


Flower Arrangement

3:30PM 16th October Sunny

          rose and gentian
    Shopping for flower in town is part of my fun.


approach of Kenroku garden

2:30PM 15th October Cloudy

This is an approach of Kenroku garden.
The leaves are starting to turn at a stretch.



12:30PM 14th October Cloudy

It's cloudy now.
But judging from the looks of the sky, unfortunately it will rain weekend.
There are dark clouds in the western heavens.



2:00PM 13th October Sunny

I burned my thumb while cooking.
Soon, I ran cold water over it.
But I've got a blister!



1:00PM 12th October Sunny

"ROKKATEI" is representative confectionery store of Hokkaido.
I especially like the "MARUSEI butter sand" one can find here.


"Terror Cat Systems"

8:00AM 11th October Sunny

Guests from Netherlands informed me of a new project online called "Terror Cat Systems".
If you want to support this project please push the "Appreciate This" Button.

Thanks a lot!


Free to Japan!

10:00AM 10th October Sunny

The Japan Tourism Agency nailed down a policy which will invite 10,000 general foreign tourists free of charge(travel expenses) to Japan in 2012.

It's a marvelous opportunity!
I will let you know as soon as I get details.


autumn leaves

11:00AM 9th October Sunny

In Kanazawa, the leaves are starting to turn.
Autumn leaves should start in the mountains near Kanazawa in October,
it is normally November in the city of Kanazawa.


three-day weekend

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7:30AM 8th October Sunny

The weather will be fine during this period.
The three-day weekend started today.
Have a nice three-day weekend!


Kanazawa Station Roof

9:00AM 7th October Cloudy

I took picture with zoom from the Shibaya's rooftop.
This is the Kanazawa station's roof.
It's made of 3,000 glass panes.


space food

9:00AM 6th October Sunny

We received souvenirs from Nasa.
So, what Would Space Food Taste Like?
Chocolate snack was dissolve on our tongue and strawberry had a strong acid taste.



11:00AM 5th October Cloudy

Thank you for wonderful souvenir!
We're looking forward to seeing you again.


Mattō beach park

2:00PM 4th October Sunny

Mattō beach park(Mattō-city) is located 30 minutes by car from Shibaya.
If You have time, you'd better visit there.


fine autumn weather

1:00PM 3rd October Sunny

Today was cool and moderate autumn weather.
In Japan, Autumn is...
*Autumn, a popular time for sports
*Autumn, a nice time to read books
*Autumn, a season for storong appetites
That said.


Kahoku lagoon

2:30PM 2nd October Clouday

This was the water surface a long time ago.
This land reclaimed from the vast lagoon in the late 1900s is used as dairy husbandry and fruit farm now.


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