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Ishikawa Trip (Videos)

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Ishikawa Trip

It’s been a long trip for us. From Yokohama to Ishikawa it took us 9hrs long drive. Plus 1hr. for stops. We leave Yokohama around 9:30pm (Evening) less traffic let say. As a

 

companion to the driver which is my husband, he might get sleepy when he sees me sleeping. I better to do something so, I bring along the iPad to watch Marvel Marathon that’s 14 movies on the row. Good Idea, but he needs to take a nap or break in a service area.

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Even though is tiring drive, but when you see the place it was breathtaking. The Sea and Greenery mountain, full of trees. I’m a nature lover this kind of place will rarely be seen in the city.

Ishikawa Prefecture
石川県
Prefecture
Japanese transcription(s)
 • Japanese 石川県
 • Rōmaji Ishikawa-ken
Flag of Ishikawa Prefecture
Flag
Official logo of Ishikawa Prefecture
Symbol
Location of Ishikawa Prefecture
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Hokuriku
Island Honshu
Capital Kanazawa
Government
 • Governor Masanori Tanimoto
Area
 • Total 4,185.22 km2 (1,615.92 sq mi)
Area rank 35th
Population (February 1, 2011)
 • Total 1,168,929
 • Rank 34th
 • Density 279.30/km2 (723.4/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code JP-17
Districts 5
Municipalities 19
Flower Black lily(Fritillaria camtschatcensis)
Tree Hiba (Thujopsis dolabrata)
Bird Golden eagle(Aquila chrysaetos)
Website [1]

Ishikawa Prefecture (石川県Ishikawa-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on Honshu island.The capital is Kanazawa.

Geography

Ishikawa is on the Sea of Japan coast. The northern part of the prefecture consists of the narrow Noto Peninsula, while the southern part is wider and consists mostly of mountains with the prefecture’s chief city, Kanazawa, located in the coastal plain. The prefecture also has some islands, including NotojimaMitsukejimaHegurajima.

As of 1 April 2012, 13% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the HakusanNational Park; Echizen-Kaga Kaigan and Noto Hantō Quasi-National Parks; and five Prefectural Natural Parks.[4]

Cities

Eleven cities are located in Ishikawa Prefecture:

After we drop our things, eat lunch and rest for a bit, we proceed to places to go around with the kids to enjoy (also us kid’s heart).

we had a great time playing to this huge playground Alice Science Park. (アリス館志賀を囲むように広がっている芝生広場には、サイクリングロードやいろいろな遊具があります。)

And free ride or use below just wait for your turn (fall in line).

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And, I forgot what name of this place. It was full of flowers and nice view as well.

and take note, I got my model which is my little princess (daughter). She loves it.

Our 2nd Day, We went to the Market they call it Wajima, Ishiki Market. We eat brunch there which is seafood they all fresh. Love it! I was drooling and I want more!!!

after that, we go around the market. And we bought crabs and shrimp they will send it the next day.

After shopping, Kids turn. We went to the Aquarium a bit far took us 1hr going there.

There was a lot of people it was crowded :-(.

The aquarium is home to 40,000 animals of approximately 500 different species found in the sea waters near Noto Peninsula.

You will forget all about the time as you enjoy a variety of aquarium attractions and activities such as dolphins and sea lion show, otter feeding, penguins’ stroll, the sea bream’s world of light and sound, etc. Notojima Aquarium offers various interactive activities to the visitors such as animal feeding, touching animals such as dolphins and so on.

She know how to operate this coin car. She’s so brave. And, we have to take picture with the event schedule.

Fish everywhere (of course!)

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Opening Hours

20th March ~ 30th November 09:00 am ~ 05:00 pm
1st December ~ 19th March 09:00 am ~ 04:30 pm

* Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.

Entry Fee

Adults (High school students and above) 1,850 Yen
Children (Elementary and junior high school students, children above the age of 3) 510 Yen
Group 20 persons or more Adults 1,650 Yen
Children 460 Yen
100 persons or more Adults 1,450 Yen
Children 410 Yen

* Free for children aged 2 or below.

He draw and will post on the projector. Above was his drawing.

We watch Dolphine and the Penguin walking. After, we go home and have our last supper with the our extended family from Osaka, Japan.

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3rd Day, yup about to go home. What I really like about Japan, their Service Area are so clean and very convenient. The Toilet and stores/stall. One of the thing I love Japan their politeness and cleanliness.

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Restroom are clean
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Shops/Stall

 

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Lunch before heading home

As we arrived, they also deliver our crabs and shrimp. So, convenient.

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I took a video but, I didn’t edit yet. Hopefully, within this week or next week I will post. Becuase this coming Saturday, we will having a House Warming so, it will be busy a bit. Then, the other week perhaps I will be free do my editing and my craft also.

Hopefully, this post might help you to visit this place. It was a short trip but, we seize the day.

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Golden Week (Japan)

One of the long Holiday in Japan was the Golden week. What is Golden Week is all about in Japan? May 3-5 (Golden Week) is a week from 29th of April to early May containing numbers of Japanese Holiday.

Holiday Celebrated

  • April 29 
    • The Emperor’s Birthday
      • Tenchu Setsu, 1927-1948
      • Tenno Tanjobi, 1949-1988
    • Greenery Day, 1989-2006
      • It is a day to commune with nature and to be thankful for blessings. The day was renamed to “Greenery Day” to acknowledged the controversial wartime emperor’s love for plants without directly mentioning his name. Japanese practice it is seen as just another that expands the Golden Week vacation.
    • Showa Day, 2007-present
      • It honors the birthday of Emperor Showa (Hirohito) the reigning emperor from 1926 to 1989/ the Purpose of the Holiday is to encourage public reflection on the turbulent 63 years of Hirohito’s reign.
  • May 3
    • Constitution Memorial Day (Kenpo Kinenbi)
      • Is often chosen as a day to reflect on the meaning of democracy and the Japanese government.
  • May 4
    • Citizen’s Holiday, 1985-2006
      • Citizen’s Holiday is a generic term for any official holiday. May 4 was until 2007 an unnamed but official holiday because of a rule that converts any day between two holidays into a new holiday.
    • Greenery Day, 2007-present
  • May 5
    • Children’s Day (Also known as Boyz Day)

Here in Japan when a public holiday lands on a Sunday, the next day that is not already a holiday becomes a holiday for that year.

“Golden Week” based on the Japanese radio lingo “golden time”, which denotes the period with the highest listeners ratings. At that time, April 29 was a National Holiday celebrating the birth of the Showa Emperor. Upon his death in 1989, the day was renamed “Greenery Day” in 2007. Greenery Day was moved to May 4 and April 29 was renamed Showa Day to commemorate the late Emperor.

Golden Week is a popular time for holiday travel. If you ask me, yup, we will have a long vacation even though my husband work is in Global which means no holiday to him. But, of course, family first, he just takes a leave. And expect crowd places like trains, airports, roads, camping sites, etc.

We will have a holiday this coming Golden week and the next will be my son’s birthday. Just follow my twitter and Instagram account for more updates.

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Kanazawa Zoo

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It was our first time to visit this place. We always pass by this area when we are going out it was located on the highway.

Access The Zoo 

The view here is breathtaking but they have few animals. Anyway, they have a big playground, picnic grove, and restaurants. This place is huge.

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Up the mountain
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Before going to the zoo inside you have to take a bus going up the mountain

Admission fees

An individual Group (more than 20 people)
General 500 yen 400 yen
High school student / under 18 300yen 240yen
junior high school student / elementary school student 200yen 160yen
Child (ages0-6) free

Every Saturday, elementary, junior high and high school students are free (student ID card etc)

Payment with transportation IC cards

Can Pay The You Admission Fees With The Transportation System IC Cards Like PASMO · Suica At The Entrance Gate.
※ Multiple Names Can Be Paid With One Card

Yokohama Zoo / Kanazawa Zoo Common Annual Passports

price and validity period

18 years old and over 2,000yen / 1 year from purchase date

designated zoos

Zoorasia · Kanazawa Zoo

※ 2 May 28, 2018 with the (water), it was discontinued a year passport of the transportation system IC card. For more information click here

Sales location

Zoorasia Main Gate · North Gate, Kanazawa zoo tickt office.

Below the view.

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Below the entrance to the area.

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We only really see few animals here and usually, they are alone inside the cage.

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Then, kids enjoyed the big playground especially the long slide.

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You can watch the video below.

 

For more information of Kanazawa Zoo. Please click here.

Before, we go to the Zoo. We go around our area to our house to look Sakura (Cherry Blossoms Trees). See below how pretty the trees are.

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Disney Hotel

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Before ending our vacay, we decided to visit this Disney Hotel which failed to booked this year 😦 Anyway, we also get a chance to have a family picture inside and quick check as well.

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The Hallway really nice to have some pictures. Looks like your inside the castle as well.

And, I like the chandelier and little princess like the gown of Cinderella.

Every door they have Disney Princess Names.

And, the set of chairs and cabinets. They all lovely, even the carpet. Dying to have one in our house.

Below, quick video going to this hotel and inside the hotel.

 

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Hilton Hotel (Tokyo Bay)

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We didn’t know it was fully booked in Disney hotel so we decided to check in at Hilton Hotel (Tokyo Bay). Which is closer to the parks and we can also use the membership to other countries as well.

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I just noticed that our ticket was 2017.

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What good about our room was huge. We didn’t expect that it was a huge room. We always thought it will be small so we don’t want to expect it in Tokyo area.

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The Good thing about this hotel. Kids friendly, because they have place kids to play while waiting, then the free use of Computer, Convenient stores (Lawson, Bake Shop, Cafe etc.) and small Disney Store inside.

Kids really excited to buy, but we decided to walk outside near the station.

And, we found this big Disney Store inside the mall. They all cute so, in love with their merchandise. (especially those bags)

And, my little princess wants to look something to wear inside the park.

Below, a quick tour of the Hotel and also outside the vicinity as well.

 

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Tokyo Disneyland / DisneySea

Our family trip won’t be complete without the Disneyland. Yup, we still both (my hubby) has a kids heart. As they say, “the happiest place on earth” — Disney.

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We are not tired of going here even though there was a lot of people. I don’t know why? do you? As long our kids are happy, we are also happy even though we are tired.

Some of the pictures of Disneyland.

She’s at the Toon Town. While us, we (me and my son) been lining up for the star wars ride for about 1 hour.

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Before reaching the Main Entrance, from the Saitama Train Station whether you like it or not, you will pass this big Disney Store.

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See, it was a full house at the entrance before seeing the Castle.

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This is the back of the castle. (Cinderella Castle)

And, why the hell so many cute stuff the Disney. If only I can buy all of it. hahaha. just kidding. Really they all cute, right?

We only get one fast pass because the line is so fast. The Fast Pass we got was the Winnie the Pooh.

And the rest of the day (and night of course) watching the parade. You can just click below the video I upload in my youtube channel.

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The DisneySea, the one we love to go was the Toy Story ride but sad to say it has limited because they will be closed early for some events. So, sad what we usually do just ride the vintage car, boat, and train. And a non-stop walking. (we are prepared for that).

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In the Disneyland, the first thing you will see the Castle but here in the DisneySea was this.

Kids just love to take a picture in every corner of this place.

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We just watch the Happy New Year Greetings. Below the video in DisneySea. I hope you like it.

 

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