Travel Blogs from Ina
... We took the rapid local train which is 45 minutes to Kyoto much quicker than we thought and nearly missed the stop! Once we started walking from the station I had flash backs to 5 years ago but not enough to remember exactly where the accommodation was ! I did remember all the bikes out the front though ! I also remembered there was the new building and the old building . Chilling out in the common area we reread the ...
... know what that is in Fahrenheit so if someone would please post that in the comments I would be most obliged. With the sun shining we began a steep ascent through the forest and after an hour came to a scenic clearing along the trail where we paused to refill our water bottles straight from the river (the water is the most clear blue you have seen and has none of the dangerous giardia bacteria that we are used to. Our breath somewhat recovered we ...
... some of the current wwoofers took our place in the apple orchard. We spent the day with a couple of friendly British chaps, a very friendly Aussie of Vietnamese origin and with our host Takao, learning about tomato farming from a Japanese perspective.
Typically the tomatoes I have worked with and around are of the climbing variety, they grow tall and can be trellised, suckered or even strung up vertically to keep their succulent fruits from rolling ...
... This Sunday was museum day! We hit up not only the Ukiyo-e Museum of wood block printing but also the Matsumoto Museum of Art. Both museums were wonderful and both deserve an entry each I'm sure, but I will try to only focus on the former and leave the latter for a later date and summarize it for you now in two words...polka dots. I don't mean to be cryptic (well maybe I do) but time is of the essence and the longer I sit twiddling my thumbs over the keyboard the ...
... was equally on par. We whiled away the evening and then after a brief stop at the grocery store for some post dinner sweets, we headed back to the train station and to our beds, too full of food and sightseeing to even wake when the cock crowed at 2:30 in the morning (as was his habit each morning, I think he missed a few lessons in school).
Coming up next, our visit to the Ukiyo-e Museum and a visit to the most amazing eco house ever!
TripAdvisor Reviews Aiwanomori Hotel Ina
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