Started the day by visiting the Kanazawa Castle and park.
Parked the car right next to my namesake café
The castle was basically just your regular Japanese Castle, seen one seen em all
But they did have some interesting exhibits on how the traditional construction methods worked.
The park was pretty nice. This fountain is powered by natural height differential and doesn't run on any kind of power.
We then drove straight to our hotel for the final night, on which we splurged 13,000 yen each - it was a fancy onsen hotel in Matsumoto.
Now that we were in rural Gifu/Nagano mountain roads (no highways here), there were no services, and we went 2 hours without even seeing a convenience store. So when this 7-11 showed up just before Matsumoto we were relieved and quickly ate all of the snacks.
I... don't know.
View from our hotel
View IN our hotel
On a quick beer/snacks run into a supermarket we passed this computer store which had an old Mac Performa 520 outside. *nostalgia*
The Hotel was all-inclusive with a 50-course Japanese-style dinner. Had trouble with the menu so I had to send this photo to Maki and have her type it down for me so I knew in which order to eat half the stuff!
Lots of moving parts
Like a vegetable steamer powered by a chemical heater
And a grill plate for yakiniku
After dinner we retired into the onsen part, soaked for an hour or so, and I had a foot massage