Day 9 Tokyo (東京) to Kanazawa (金沢): Friday 4 May
Left hotel in Tokyo late morning and caught train to Tokyo station (東京駅). Bought tickets for train journey to Kanazawa (金沢). Got the bullet train/shinkansen (新幹線) to Maibara (米原) And then an express to Kanazawa. Arrived about 5 pm and caught bus to the Sky Hotel. Checked in and Tom went off to his place. He came back later and took us to an izakaya (居酒屋) for some yakitori/焼き鳥 (meat on a stick). We had a selection of dishes, which were all very tasty. There was a great atmosphere in there – very welcoming and busy.