A Walk In The City Of Luck
The Golden Town - Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture
Presented to you by CANMAKE Cosmetics
Do you still remember our sharing last time? I bet you must have learned quite a lot of makeup skills and advice to choose the right cosmetics. If you still haven't read it, please check it out here:# Beauty ♪ Transform into a Golden Beauty with CANMAKE Cosmetics! A golden makeup that may bring you fortunes!! ~Kanazawa Ishikawa Prefecture~
Since you have the Golden Makeup with you now, you are ready for this Golden Town, Kanazawa, now!! Let's Go!
Kanazawa is located in the central part of Japan in Ishikawa Prefecture. There are many unique landscapes and sightseeing spots for you to visit, for example the traditional streets or the coffee shops there. Kanazawa is also selected by UNESCO as a City of Craft and Folk Art. Therefore, all kinds of traditional handcraft can be found here.
Moreover, Kanazawa was not involved in any wars or natural disasters in the last 400 years, so it is said that Kanazawa is a city of luck! It is also called a second Kyoto since streets and buildings in style of Edo period can still be seen there today.
Okay, before we go, let me give you a quiz!!
Do you still remember what is the most important thing about the Golden Makeup??
01. BASE MAKEUP
Transparent Finish Powder PL (Face Powder)
As we have mentioned, if you have yellowish and dry skin, this purple color face powder is highly recommended. It will help you to create a shiny skin! You can use the concealer to cover the spots first and then apply this face powder! Then the base makeup is done! BB cream is not needed too!
02. EYE MAKEUP
Jewelstar Eyes (Eye shadow)
What eye shadow colors do you use usually? Many people use natural colors like brown which is also very important for our Golden Makeup this time!
Just apply the eye shadow to your eyelids and eye bags from your finger tip. Then apply your mascara and brown color eye shadow. Then apply the gold eye shadow on the brown eye shadow.
03. LIP MAKEUP
Stay on Balm Rouge (lipstick)
Moisturizing lipstick with UV-reducing effect!
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Okay, now you are ready to join our trip!!
Sightseeing Spots in Kanazawa
Higashi Tea House Street - (東茶屋街 Higashi Chaya Machi)
Kenroku Garden - (兼六園 Kenroku-en)
Myojo Temple - (妙成寺 Myojo-ji)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa (21世紀美術館 21Seiki Bijutsukan)
Chiri Beach Driveway - (千里浜なぎさドライブウェイ Chiri Hama Nagisa Driveway)
Ohmicho Market - (近江町市場 Ohmi-cho shijou)
01. Higashi Tea House Street - (東茶屋街 Higashi Chaya Machi)
You can see and feel the traditional Japanese streets on this 200 meters long street in Kanazawa. Other than many different tea houses can be found here, you can also find luxurious restaurants run by Geisha. It is a great photo spot if you especially like the Edo period.
Address: 1 Chome Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Map Code: 41560364*28
02.Kenroku Garden - (兼六園 Kenroku-en)
Known as one of the best 3 gardens in Japan, no matter it is the sakura season in Spring, or the red leaves season in Autumn or even the snow season in Winter, you can see amazing views in this garden which is just near the Kanazawa Castle (just 10-minute walk).
If you would like to take a break, you can visit some of the traditional tea shops there too.
Address: 1 Kenrokumachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Map Code: 41 529 085 * 12
07:00 - 18:00 (March 1 to October 15)
08:00 - 17:00 (October 16 to 28 February)
Admission: 310 yen for adults, 100 yen for children
03. Myojo Temple - (妙成寺 Myojo-ji)
This temple was built in 1294, and there are 10 important Japanese cultural assets can be found! It is also said that you can get good luck if you pay a visit there!
It is called one of the greatest construction of the early Edo period because the structure is really strong and it can resist earthquakes. It is a 5-story tower in the picture above.
Address: Takidani-machi, Hakui-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture
Map Code: 135423164*63
08:00 - 17:00 (}April to October)
08:00 - 16:30 (November to March)
500 yen for High school students and above
300 yen for Elementary students and above
04. 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (21世紀美術館 21Seiki Bijutsukan)
Located in the central part of Kanazawa, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa offers both art and creations from wide-ranging fields related to art, including music, performing arts, and films. The pool-like artwork is one of the famous piece at the museum. Why? I will let you find out by yourself!
Map Code: 41499850*50
10:00 - 18:00 Exhibition Zone
09:00 - 22:00 (closes at 20:00 on Fri and Sat) Public Zone
Closed every Monday (If Monday is a holiday, it will be closed on the following weekday)
Admission: Free (except the special exhibitions)
05. Chiri Beach Driveway - (千里浜なぎさドライブウェイ Chiri Hama Nagisa Driveway)
Actually this is the only beach where you can drive your car on in Japan! Enjoy a new driving experience on this 8 kilometers long beach along the coast! It is a popular spot for many commercial and movies shooting too.
Enjoy driving and the beautiful sunset on this beautiful beach. However, you still need to be careful with other cars and the sands!
Address: Chiri-Hama Machi, Hakui District, Ishikawa Prefecture, 925 0054
Map Code: 135182759*02
06. Ohmicho Market - (近江町市場 Ohmi-cho shijou)
This market is even called Kanazawa Kitchen! From groceries to raw fish, fruits, meat etc can all be found here. There are even restaurants where you can enjoy dishes made with fresh ingredients!
We highly recommend you to take a walk here in the morning and have lunch at one of the restaurants here.
Address: 50 Kamiomicho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Map Code: 41559153*54Homepage (Japanese): http://ohmicho-ichiba.com/
<Delicious Gourmet In Kanazawa - Best 3>
01. Shinkansen Train Sushi?!!
Since there are so many restaurants in the market, which one should you choose?? We suggest you to try this famous sushi restaurant where you can always see a queue outside the shop!
One of the interesting things about this restaurant is that your sushi is brought to you by the shinkansen trains just like in the picture! All fish are caught in the Nanden Peninsula!
Both counter seats and table seats are available; however, shinkansen trains only provides their service to the table seats! Remember to press the red button at the bottom to send it back to the kitchen!!
Morimori Sushi Ohmicho Shop (もりもり寿し近江町店)
Map Code: 41559181*16
Homepage (Japanese): http://morimorisushi-ohmicho.amsstudio.jp/
02. Big size seafood rice bowl topped with gold foil
Actually this special rice bowl has appeared on TV and magazines for many times in Japan! Not just the taste, the look of it is amazing! Isn't it??
Address: 3-2-21 HIgashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Map Code: 41560334*82
Homepage (Japanese): http://www13.plala.or.jp/sawanoya/index.html
03. Oden Izakaya (Japanese gastropub)
Address: 2-21-2 Katamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Map Code: 41498706*30
1F: 12:00-24:00 (From 12:30, Sat, Sun, Holiday) (Close at 23:30 Sun and Holiday)
2F: 17:00-23:00 (Close at 22:30 Sun and Holiday)
Homepage (Japanese): http://www.oden-akadama.com/
<Must-Get Items in Kanazawa>
01. Gold Foil Face Mask
It is said that it has anti-aging effect!
02. Gold Foil Ice Cream
God Foil wrapped around the vanilla ice cream!
03. Gold Foil Pound Cake
Both green tea and red beans pound cake and chocolate pound cake are topped with gold foil.
04. Gold Foil Japanese Wine
Added with gold foil, it is great for your special days!!
So other than gold foil, what is famous in Kanazawa??
Actually the hot springs here are very famous too. You can enjoy the hot spring and relax yourself while looking at the beautiful sea outside!
We heard that the hot springs here are especially good for people who had stroke, hand or foot paralysis, and low back pain.
<Recommended Hot Spring Hotel>
Kagaya has been ranked No.1 overall for 36 consecutive years in the "Top 100 Hotels and Ryokans Voted by Industry Professionals". So you can imagine how good their services and facilities are!
Just right outside the hot spring, it is the beautiful sea. How relaxing is that!!
Address: 80 Yo-bu, Wakura-Machi, Nanao-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture
Map Code: 590305393*81
With you Golden Makeup, you may even have a higher chance to get better fortunes in this city of luck!! Hope you like our sharing today. Actually we will give you a more detailed sharing later! So come back soon!!
In the meantime, you can check out our previous blog on the CANMAKE's Golden Makeup!
# Beauty ♪ Transform into a Golden Beauty with CANMAKE Cosmetics! A golden makeup that may bring you fortunes!! ~Kanazawa Ishikawa Prefecture~
CANMAKE Homepage: http://www.canmake.com/en/
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