Ryokan SHIBAYA in Kanazawa - Japanese Style Hostel

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

Japanese Bath


12:30PM 31th January Cloudy



There is snow on the spot garden of the Shibaya's bath.
The snow is falling lightly now, and it looks so pretty.


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youth



1:00PM 30th January Sunny


I'm glad that you guys came!
This will be part of being young...


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icicle


3:00PM 29th January Cloudy



Since it was very cold, Icicles hung from the roof.


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Winter light-up


4:00PM 28th January Cloudy



Free to enter Kenroku-En garden at night!
Branches beautifully hung up with ropes are also lit up in a snowy scene!
Feb 3-5, 2012 (17:30-21:00)
Feb 10-12, 2012 (17:30-21:00)
Place: Kanazawa-Jo Castle Park and Kenroku-En
*Admission free


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Ten-seconds Cooking


10:30AM 27th January Sunny




This is simple and delicious Chinese Shrimp Crackers.
Ten-seconds and done!


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snow shoveling


2:00PM 26th January Sunny



Kanazawa city got 27 centimeters of snow.
We are clearing the road of snow.


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driving snow


9:00PM 25th January Snow



The snow is falling thick and fast.
How much snow will we get by tomorrow morning !?


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classmate



3:30PM 24th January Sunny


My son's classmates came over unexpectedly!


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yesterday and today in Kanazawa



3:30PM 23rd Junuary Snow


Just, it began to snow.
The temperature difference between yesterday and today is around 7 degrees!


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glorious spring weather in Kanazawa


3:00PM 22th January Sunny


*today's high: 11 degrees C  *today's low: 4 degrees C  *depth of snow: 0 cm
Looks like Spring has sprung in Kanazawa today.



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culture and traditions     Kanazawa


8:30AM 21st January Cloudy



Every year, an exhibition of flower is taking place in Kanazawa city.
Kanazawa city is known as
city of old culture and traditions.


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printer


3:00PM 20th January Sunny




We just bought a new printer.
Finally, software of printer has been set up.
Way to go!!  We can alsocopy and scan with this printer.


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dried bread-like pieces of wheat gluten


1:00PM 19th January Cloudy



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This is popular souvenirs in Kanazawa.
"Fu", bread-like pieces of dried wheat gluten is very traditional Japanese food.


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a feeling of spring


3:00PM 18th January Sunny


Even though it was late January, it felt like spring, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.


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What a relief!


2:00PM 17th January Cloudy



My daughter found the high school which commutes from this spring.
What a relief!
Now, she is enjoying cooking.


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Kanazawa Higashibetsuin



4:30PM 16th January Cloudy

The Higashibetsuin(branch temple) is near from Shibaya.
Lay sermon is on Sunday morning here.


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Izakaya


3:30PM 15th January Cloudy



     
This is Japanese styled Bar called "Izakaya Hananomai" near Shibaya which serve many types of foods and drinks .
The English menu has not prepared at this shop.
But there is menu with pictures of the food.
The budget will about 3000yen per person.


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snowy trees


7:30AM 14th January Sunny


The snowy trees absorbed the sun and is very beautiful.


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calligraphy


4:00PM 13th January Rainny



This year as well, the calligraphy of schoolchildren is offered in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.


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General practitioner and Pharmacy


11:30AM 12th January Sunny



This is a general practitioner near Shibaya.


Is this a hotel?
No---!  Pharmacy!
The doctor doesn't dispense his own medicine.
He writes a prescription, so We have to go to the pharmacy with it.


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Bakery Kanazawa


10:30AM 11th January Rainy




This is a bakery called "Native & Nature’s Market Place Bakery".
Though there are many kinds of bread at this bakery, I like baguette bread the most.


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mountain scenery



11:00AM 10th January Sunny

It's cleared up today.
So I was able to admire the mountain scenery.


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apartment construction


5:00PM 9th January Cloudy



This is the spectacle of new apartment construction in front of Shibaya.
Construction of the second floor began.


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trattoria la cala (Fukui City) 


2:30PM 8th January Sunny




We forgot to get pictures of dishes.

Because it's delicious and we focused on eating!


http://lacala.seesaa.net/


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Today's Weather in Kanazawa



4:30PM 7th January Rainy


*today's high: 3.5 degrees C  *today's low: 0.4 degrees C  *depth of snow: 0 cm



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pastry chef


10:30AM 6th January Cloudy





This is the sweets that my daughter made.
She has dreams of becoming a pastry chef !?


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living room


4:00PM 5th January cloudy



This is Scenes from living room (Japanese-style).
Everyone are lying on the Tatami mats and watching TV.
What do you think about this?


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Hokuriku expressway


10:30 AM 4th January Snow


This is today's Hokuriku expressway.
The cars need studless tires in snowy conditions.


luck


2:00PM 3rd January Cloudy



We placed luck on the altar to wish for the safety of our families and success in business.


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first calligraphy of the year


11:00AM 2nd January Cloudy



"Kakizome" is the first calligraphy writing of the New Year.
We write auspicious words with a brush.


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E-mail:
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Address:
2-19-7, Honmachi Kanazawa city, Ishikawa 920-0853
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+81-(0)76-222-3270