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What an amazing city! One of my friends described it as what you would expect an person in the 80s to imagine what the future would b like. It`s like old futuristic lol.
Yesterday we went to go and see a Kabuki performance. When we were getting some lunch we stubled accross what I think were Samuri`s performing in the street. It was …
... walked through I made it OK.
On the "bowing" thing. When the conductors or the trolly girls come into the carriage they bow to all the people in the carriage. Then when they leave they turn around and face everyone and bow again. When the conductor did it I thought "damn, he's coming back to get me after all". But it was all a false alarm.
Spent the day here going to a couple of sights.
First an archaeological ...
... the info verbatim from the 'packet' before I "misplaced" it. We also had a chance to visit the Neputa-no-Yakata Museum which houses huge paper lantern floats that are paraded in the streets annually each August. The floats are all hand painted and are illuminated at night. We can only imagine how beautiful it would be. After grabbing a green tea flavored ice cream to hold us over, we board the train for our trip back to Aomori. Our next stop.... ...
... paddling today, but also was able to see where we paddles last year.
As you can see, the lake is beautiful! And while it was a bit windy at the overlook, the water was very calm. Lake Towada is a volcanic crater lake created thousands of years ago and still fed by some thermal springs, but mostly filled by all the snow that falls in this area ...
Our first port. Dolphins escorted us into the port past snow capped mountains. We took a trip to Nebuta village to see the lanterns decorated for their annual parade. Then off to the Hirosaki Castle, over 200 years old and surrounded by Castle Park and 2600 cherry blossom trees most of which were in bloom. What a sight ! In the afternoon we saw the Buddhist temples and the Seibi-en Japanese garden, which gave us more ideas for our own ...
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