A unique view

From my neighbor balcony!! amazing (I face the other side of the building but happy that way too)

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Wonderful lunch

I highly recommend to enjoy lunch in this restaurant if you are in Toyama, no tourists, very good quality vegan food, peaceful, wooden house and then a beautiful site to enjoy and walk around

 

pickles, tofu, noodles, rice and bamboo shoots, excellent vegetable tempura, it was plenty and delicious

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Toyama Glass Museum

Toyama is one of those prefectures that foreigners tend to forget BUT it has a lot to offer and is the real Japan, nothing to do with Kyoto or Tokyo, you will meet real people having real struggles real lives, this combined with a lot of traditions, history and landscapes that nothing beats

 

Spend 2 hours at the glass art museum, it is worth it. the building itself is new and is a masterpiece of architecture, created with local woods. there is a temporary and permanent exhibition, I had a look at the Lalique showcase from France and a very interesting one from Marta Klonowska. Then I truly enjoyed the work of Dale Chihuly but because there were signs everywhere not to share on SNS, I can only share little.  Although I respect and can understand his view, it is a miss as they truly deserve to be recognised

 

 

Contemporary Architecture

A Saturday breakfast at Midtown before the heat makes it impossible, we are going for 6 to 8 weeks of intense heat, forget about the terraces!!

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I love architecture and Japan is a paradise, lots of traditional buildings sit next to futuristic ones, a pleasure, keep your chin up and look around!!

Here is another layout at Ginza 6, open in May 2017, this is a high end shopping center that always has new features rolling per season, amazing!!

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Tea

This week, I met a French man who has been working on Japanese Tea for 15 years in Japan and is creating flavoured teas, I found his path interesting, check it out

However, I am still hoping to go to the Shizuoka area and get a guided tour on how to grow tea and get a better understanding of the tea industry in Japan, one day

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