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Breakfast in the hotel which was an odd mix of Japanese with some western options. You can hear gunshots all the time, as we are in an orchard area they use it to frighten the birds so they won't ruin the fruit. The apples are HUGE and delicious. They is also lots of persimmons and enormous, very expensive grapes. The grapes are covered in plastic bags on the vine to keep them free of imperfections. The rice is being harvested and there ...
... over the coals. First we started with buckwheat tea, then miso soup which is the best we have ever tasted with silken light tofu, then the Oyaki followed by hand made fresh sobu noodles which you eat cold. You put a bit of soy in the bowl and then grate over fresh wasabi, add some fresh shallots or pickled horseradish or black bean. Yum. We had more tea to finish. The people who ran the shop were lovely. The man who did most of the cooking told the guide that I was very ...
The minshuku was in O Tsumago. The town 2 km before Tsumago! Japanese-style Room /Located along the Nakasendo trail in the post-town of Tsumago-juku, Daikichi is run by three generations of the same family and is one of the family-run minshuku we use in ...
... Walked down to Shibu onsen. People walking from bath to bath wearing Yukata and Japanese shoes. Finally made it back to the ryokan. Put on our Yukata and shoes and walked to a nearby onsen. It was very hot, could only put legs in, Philip squirted cold water on us to help . Went for dinner , then back to the ryokan. Tatami and futons, tiny rice filled pillows. Best things today - the snow ...
... some Japanese and iMessage Terence. That’s it. I’ve decided. Alright, next entry i’ll be in Tokyooooo (finally) xoxo UPDATE: This wifi seriously sucks. 0/5 stars, would not recommend or repurchase. This wifi is just a sham of an excuse for real wifi. It is worse than dial up internet from the 90s. I regret this purchase and I wish I would have just taken the Unisom. I'm only happy that I have been able to talk to Terence to kill some time on this slow moving ...