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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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Aomori Trip (青森県)

Our Winter family trip was on Aomori Trip. Which is the one of the coldest place in Japan. From Osaka to Aomori we took a bullet train. (Osaka to Tokyo to Aomori)

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We arrived 2pm in Aomoriya Resort. Will stay 4days and 3nights here.

Aomori Prefecture is the northernmost prefecture on Honshu and faces Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait. It borders Akitaand Iwate in the south. Oma, at the northwestern tip of the axe-shaped Shimokita Peninsula, is the northernmost point of Honshu. The Shimokita and Tsugaru Peninsulas enclose Mutsu Bay. Between those peninsulas lies the Natsudomari Peninsula, the northern end of the Ōu Mountains. The three peninsulas are prominently visible in the prefecture’s symbol, a stylized map.

Lake Towada, a crater lake, straddles Aomori’s boundary with Akita. Oirase River flows easterly from Lake Towada. The Shirakami Mountains are located in western Aomori and contain the last of the virgin beech tree forest which is home to over 87 species of birds.

As of April 1, 2012, 12% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely Towada-HachimantaiNational Park; Shimokita Hantō and Tsugaru Quasi-National Parks; and Akaishi Keiryū Anmon no TakiAsamushi-NatsudomariAshino ChishōgunIwaki KōgenKuroishi OnsenkyōNakuidakeŌwani Ikarigaseki Onsenkyō, and Tanesashi Kaigan Hashikamidake Prefectural Natural Parks.[7]

The burning passion of the people who live among the green forest, below the vast sky, and within the short summers.
Aomori Prefecture is located at the northern most point of Japan’s main island, and has two regions, the Tsugaru region where the capitol city of Aomori, as well as the castle town of Hirosaki, is located, and the Southern region within which Misawa city, which contains the Aomoriya, can be found.

Each has its own different history, climate and natural features, and culture.
Find untouched nature, an abundance of foods, alluring hot springs, and our hospitality here.
The passionate emotions hidden within the people born in this region nestle close to the feelings of their visitors and warmly protect them. With these feelings in mind, we work hard with both body and mind to perfect our management of the hotel.
It is our greatest wish that you leisurely relax as you gain a sense of the true essence of Aomori.

The crew/staff here in the hotel very friendly and they speak English too. They are helpful and considerate of all the guests. We had a great time staying here relaxing, even though I’m falling to get sick, luckily they are a hot spring to prevent it. Thank goodness it was gone and continue our trip.

(above pictures) our room… so clean and neat. And, I like the free cookies and coffee which is products of Aomori.

Interesting hallway right, many lights and decoration well some the Aomori traditions which we had a chance to watch it in our dinner. It was fascinating and amazing. I will post the video on other day need to edit first. They have such meaning for all those figures.

In a first day, we did crafting. Draw some horse and scratch the chopsticks.

Aomori has an abundance of traditional handicrafts. A variety of Aomori handicrafts famous throughout Japan, such as Tsugaru lacquerware, Kokeshi dolls, kite paintings, Southern torn strip-style fabrics, Koginzashi needleworks, and more have been passed down here through the ages. Aomori Kobo is a place where you can enjoy traditional Aomori handicrafts and other activities that are very easy to participate in.

(above picture) our overwhelming dinner and a show. Amazing show!

(above picture) Our 2nd Day, which we join a trip to Oirase WaterFall, up to the mountains. Icicle and meters of snows it was very cold.

After the trip, we had time to walk around the area of the hotel. (below pictures)

So, nice to see this frozen lake but not totally ice.

3rd day, we just walk around outside the hotel and we had also hot spring there. Suddenly, snowing and kids love it. After we had dinner, we go outside and borrow some lantern and still snowing and freezing of course. btw, the lantern is so Japanese style (cute)

4th day, our last day we get up early so that we can walk again in the vicinity before we leave.

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It was fun and relaxing trip. If you like cold weather like us, better plan your trip in this place.

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Sports day (Elementary School)

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My son’s sports day. It was our 4th year attending sports day of his school and also our last for this year. Well, He (my son) definitely miss his friends and classmates. That’s why when we first time told him he started crying. But, now I think he will accept it. And, that for us to stay no more transfer and he can gain more friends there. He easily deals with the kids now, because he is now fluent in Japanese. So, he can talk to them.

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The sun really shines so brightly!… very hot and humid… we are sweating a lot. Anyway, we enjoyed watching our kids having so much fun. Have time to watch the video I complied. See below.

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Shirahama Energy Land

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This is our first time to go here. It just in front of the Shirahama Beach. At first, looks like it was just boring place, but when you get inside all the rooms it’s getting amazed.

Map&Fee Energy Land

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It just a small area but every corner is brilliant ideas.

Trick room

This is the Trick Art House, kids got lots of fun. Then, after we went to the Mystery Zone we got dizzy because of the structure of the house in sideways. Below I posted video in my youtube channel.

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Adventure World

Yeah, sorry for the late post. We have been busy for the past days, now is the time.

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This is our first time to go here. Suprisingly huge and more rides. It’s a Combo! in a one Place:  Zoo, Marine and Park, that’s great right.

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Not that bad for the fees right… as I told you is a COMBO! What we are looking forward was the Pandas. They are so cute and adorable.

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But, we are a bit late to have a ticket to up close encounter of the dolphin and sea lion feeding them, Sold out ticket oh that was a separate fee for that special encounter. So, we just look around what else we can see we try the Safari by train because is free. But, seems it will be fun by walking, so we also tried.Map

It was a really huge place one day is not enought, we didn’t even ride the park rides like roller coaster, ferries wheel, etc. But, for us animals are enough for now, learning stage for my little princess to know the animals and see in person than in the tv or books.

We tried the free train for the Safari, but much more fun in walking at least you can stop and take a selfies with them hehehe…

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We didn’t see any of the shows, but only the dolphin show.

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I also post video on my channel. For more information of this place, you can visit their website. Click Here!

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Our tree is Up!

Yeap, the spirit of Christ-mas and holiday is in our house now. When I was a little or young I’m so excited with Christmas because of presents/gifts and abundant foods in every house we go besides of those things we have to thank the above for nearly end year for us celebrate the birth of our saviour and most of the best is family bonding. From my great grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins, friends and neighbors as well. We always talk about everything but usually we talked our younger years. Graders to College days non-stop chating and laughing. 

Now, I have my own family still I’m excited of Christ-mas… Because, whenever we put up our christmas tree it just bringing back my younger years and also seeing my kids very happy hanging the decor in the tree I feel happy and glad i have this two kids even though they quite stubborn sometimes but still I’m thanking the almighty that He trusted me to have my own family. And, of course longer family bonding and looking forward for a ahead of another year to us. 

Before I end my post… I hope I’m the first to greet you A Merry and Bright Christmas to all 🎄


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