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I selected kitakata as the next stop on this adventure as a slightly farther north destination on the train in between time in Tokyo and Kanazawa on the Japan Sea. It's a relatively obscure place in terms of the tourist guide books but I'm really happy that I decided to visit. I ended up finding the industrial buildings so fascinating as this is a sake brewing farming community that I completely ventured off the recommended walking area on the tourist map. The late afternoon was gray and dramatically cloudy. I had several hours to meander in the morning before catching the train so I found the gardens to be delectable. There were also people beginning to prep their plants, trees, gardens for the winter with the traditional method of creating bamboo and rope barriers for snow.

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