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JOUR ② : Partons Découvrir Kanazawa et ses Alentours

Nous vous racontions dans notre précédent article le premier jour de notre périple à Kanazawa, nous voici de retour pour le Jour ②. Si vous avez rater le début de notre voyage nous vous invitons à lire cet ARTICLE dans un premier temps! Il y a de nombreux spots et paysages à découvrir dans la ville et ses alentours : rues traditionnelles, salons de thé, etc. Si vous vous rappelez nous évoquions le fait que la ville était reconnue pour l’importance de son artisanat, laissez-nous vous présenter cet aspect de la ville.

・Temple Myōjō (妙成寺 Myōjō-ji) 
・Marché Ohmi-chō (近江町市場 Ohmi-chō shijou)
・Station de Kanazawa (金沢駅)
・Musée d’Art Contemporain du 21ème siècle de Kanazawa (21世紀美術館) 
・Akadama (赤玉)
・Fin de notre voyage



Ce temple a été bâti en 1294 et vous y trouverez 10 biens culturels du pays. On dit aussi que le temple porterait chance à ceux qui viendrait y prier! C’est également l’une des architectures caractéristiques de l’Epoque Edo ayant résistée aux différents tremblements de terre frappant le Japon! 

Temple Myōjō
Takidani-machi, Hakui-shi, Préfecture d’Ishikawa
⏰ : d’Avril à Octobre 8h – 17h
        de Novembre à Mars 8h – 16h30 
📞 : (+81)0767-27-1226
💴 : Adultes 500 yens・Enfants (jusqu’au primaire) 300 yens
🗾 Map Code : 135423164*63
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Des épiceries aux vendeurs de poissons frais, de fruits et même de viandes vous trouverez tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour préparer des bons petits plats. Des restaurants proposent même de déjeuner sur place et de goûter aux produits frais du marché. 

3 Bonnes raisons de s’y rendre
① Imprégnez-vous de l’atmosphère des marchés locaux japonais
Vous souhaitiez vous mettre à la place des locaux pour un petit moment? C’est ce que vous offre ce marché et c’est toujours une expérience fantastique! 

Accès aisé pour les voyageurs
Du marché Ohmi-chō vous pouvez vous rendre en seulement 15 petites minutes de marche au Jardin Kenroku, à Higashiyama et même au Musée d’Art Contemporain de Kanazawa. 

③ Goûtez aux produits frais
Il y a un bon nombre de restaurants répartis à travers les allées du marché. Vous trouverez forcément un endroit à votre goût : sushi, ‘Korokke’ (コロッケ; purée de pommes de terre en friture), etc. N’oubliez pas de jetez un oeil aux heures d’ouverture des boutiques que vous souhaitez visiter! 

Marché Ohmi-chō
50 Kamiomicho, Kanazawa, Préfecture d’Ishikawa
📞 : (+81)076-231-1462
🗾 Map Code : 41559153*54
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Notre Recommandation : Morimori Sushi, vos sushis sur un Shinkansen







Parmi les restaurants que vous trouverez au Marché Ohmi-chō, nous vous conseillons vraiment de faire un saut à restaurant de sushis, non seulement pour son côté ludique mais aussi pour la fraîcheur du poisson. En effet vos sushis vous seront livrés par un petit Shinkansen, toujours apprécié des enfants! (Attention cette option est seulement disponible à l’espace ‘table’・N’oubliez pas non plus de presser le bouton rouge pour renvoyer le wagon!) 

Tous les poissons et fruits de mer sont pêchés dans la Péninsule Nanden, fraîcheur garantie! Nous pouvons d’ailleurs vous aiguiller sur le choix des poissons, notre recommandation : la perche de mer (のどぐろ), reconnu comme le poisson roi de Kanazawa. Ce poisson est plutôt rare à trouver dans le Kantō alors ne ratez pas cette occasion d’y goûter. 

Morimori Sushi Ohmi-chō (もりもり寿司近江町店) 
Ichiba-kan, Ohmicho, Kanazawa, Préfecture d’Ishikawa
⏰ : 7h – 17h
📞 : (+81)076-262-7477
🗾 Map Code : 41559181*16
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Station de Kanazawa, l’une des plus belles gares au Monde! 

Choisie par le magazine américain, Travel & Leisure, la station de Kanazawa a été classée comme l’une des plus belles gares. Vous n’avez pas d’autres choix que d’y passer et de prendre quelques photos avant de rentrer! 

Station de Kanazawa
1-1 Kinoshinbo-machi, Préfecture d’Ishikawa
🗾 Map Code : 41558876*44
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❶ Tsuzumimon

A la sortie Est de la station vous trouverez ce magnifique portail en bois créé à l’effigie des tambours japonais (鼓門, Tsuzumimon). 



❷ Dôme Motenashi

3019 pièces de verre ont été utiles lors de la conception de ce dôme couvrant l’entrée de la station. Son nom, ‘Motenashi’ (もてなし) transmet la “Bienvenue à tous les visiteurs de Kanazawa”. 



❸ Des touches d’art et d’artisanat partout

Vous trouverez des touches décoratives évoquant l’artisanat traditionnel de la Préfecture d’Ishikawa un peu partout dans la gare, même jusque sur le quai!



❹ Le meilleur lieu pour une séance de shopping

La station est également un lieu propice au shopping. Vous y trouverez un bon nombres de boutiques et de restaurants. Pourquoi ne pas en profiter pour ramener quelques souvenirs à vos proches? 



A seulement une quinzaine de minutes de voiture de la station vous atterrirez au Musée d’Art Contemporain. Le musée est un bon moyen de saisir l’empreinte de l’histoire de l’artisanat traditionnel de la ville sur l’art dans son ensemble. 

Musée d’Art Contemporain du 21ème siècle de Kanazawa
1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Préfecture d’Ishikawa
⏰ : Expositions 10h – 18h
      Zone ouverte au public 9h – 22h (20h les vendredis et samedis) 
      *Fermé tous les lundis 
📞 : (+81)076-220-2800
💴 : Gratuit à l’exception des expositions spéciales 
🗾 Map Code : 41499850*50
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Nous avons été étonné de trouver des Oden (おでん, type de pot-au-feu) dans la plupart des ‘Izakaya’ (居酒屋, bistrot japonais) de Kanazawa. Akadama n’est pas un simple izakaya! Le restaurant propose des odes depuis son ouverture en 1927. Cette recette proche de notre pot-au-feu est appréciée en hiver, quoi de mieux que de se réchauffer autours d’un bon plat chaud. 

Akadama Oden
 2-21-2 Katamachi, Kanazawa, Préfecture d’Ishikawa
⏰ : 1F midi – minuit (ouverture à 12h30 les week-end et jours féries・fermeture à 23h30 les dimanches et jours fériés)
        2F 17h – 23h30 (fermeture à 22h30 les dimanches et jours fériés)
📞 : (+81)076-223-3330
🗾 Map Code : 41498706*30
Page Web (Japonais)  

Kanazawa, la Ville Dorée

Notre voyage à travers la préfecture d’Ishikawa touche déjà à sa fin. La ville dorée, Kanazawa a vraiment été une très belle découverte pour nous! Nous espérons que ces deux articles vous auront donné quelques idées de lieux à visiter sur place! 

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    • Kansai (関西地方) is a region that includes Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Shiga prefectures. Gradually becoming one of the most popular areas of Japan, Kyoto's temples and shrines, Osaka Castle, and feeding the deer in Kobe are considered a must. Many say the people in Kansai are more open and friendly, making it a fun place to hang out at night.

    • Kyoto flourished as the capital of Japan between the years 794 and 1100, becoming a center for poilitics and culture, and to this day it's a great place for close encounters with Japanese history. The cobbled streets of Gion, the atmospheric road to Kiyomizudera Temple, Kinkakuji's golden walls and countless historic attractions, even Arashiyama's Togetsukyo Bridge―Kyoto is a place of many attractions. With new charms to experience throughout the seasons, travelers can't stop themselves from returning again and again.

    • Osaka is known for friendly (and funny) people, but its history is nothing to laugh at, playing a major part in Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 16th century unification of Japan. Thanks to long years of economic activity, it's one of Japan's biggest cities, and Osaka's popular food culture earned it the nickname "The Kitchen of the Nation." To this day Osaka is the model of western Japan, and alongside historic structures like Osaka Castle, it also has major shopping malls like Umeda's Grand Front Osaka and Tennoji's Abeno Harukas. Osaka is a place to eat, eat, eat, with local specialties like takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and kushi-katsu, and for extra fun, it's home to Universal Studios Japan.

    • CHUGOKU

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      The Chugoku Region (中国地方) consists of five prefectures: Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, and Yamaguchi. In Chugoku you’ll find the sand dunes of Tottori, and Hiroshima’s atomic bomb site, plus centers of ancient history like Grand Shrine of Izumo.

    • SHIKOKU

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      On the other side of the Seto Inland Sea opposite Japan’s main island, Shikoku (四国) is a region made up of four prefectures: Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi, and Tokushima. The area is famous for its udon (in Kagawa), and the beautiful Dogo Onsen hot springs (in Ehime).

    • Kagawa Prefecture is on the northern part of the island of Shikoku, facing Japan's main island and the Seto Inland Sea. It's known for being the smallest prefecture in Japan, by area, but at the same time Kagawa is called the "Udon Prefecture" thanks to its famous sanuki udon. Aside from Kotohiragu Shrine and Ritsurin Garden, the prefecture's small islands are popular, and Kagawa is full of unique destinations, like Angel Road. They say that if you lay eyes on Zenigata Sunae, a huge Kagawa sand painting, you'll never have money troubles ever again.

    • Located in the most southwestern part of Japan, Kyushu (九州) has 7 prefectures: Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. Famous for its unique culture and history of Chinese and Dutch trade and Western missionaries, Kyushu offers many historic treasures and beauties. It is also home to some of Japan's most famous natural hot springs due to all the volcanos.

    • FUKUOKA

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      Fukuoka Prefecture has the highest population on the southern island of Kyushu, with two major cities: Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. Thanks to growing transportation networks, Fukuoka is more accessible than ever, and so are the many local attractions. On top of historical spots like Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, travelers shouldn't miss Fukuoka's food scene, with motsu nabe (offal hotpot), mentaiko (spicy cod roe), and famous Hakata ramen―best eaten from a food stall in the Nakasu area of Hakata. Plus, it's full of all sorts of destinations for travelers, like trendy shopping centers, and the beautiful nature of Itoshima and Yanagawa.

    • KAGOSHIMA

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      Kagoshima Prefecture played a major role in Japan's modernization as a backdrop for famous historical figures like samurais Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi, who pushed Japan out of the Edo era and into the Meiji. Because of that, Sengan-en Garden is just one of many historical destinations, and when it comes to attractions Kagoshima has plenty: the active volcano of Sakurajima, popular hot springs Ibusuki Onsen and Kirishima Onsen, World Heritage Site Yakushima Island, even what Japan calls the "island closest to heaven," Amami Oshima. Kagoshima might be found on the very southernmost tip of the southern island of Kyushu, but there's plenty to see.

    • OKINAWA

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      The island chain of Okinawa (沖縄) makes up the southernmost tip of Japan, which is why it's also the most tropical area in the country. Thanks to a history of independence and totally distinct political and cultural events, Okinawa has a unique culture, and remnants of the Ryukyu Kingdom are still visible all over the islands. Food, language, traditional dress, it's all a little different! It's also said to be the birthplace of karate.

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