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The Japanese breakfast was exquisite and sumptuous, a world apart from the western alternative.
We spent most of the day traveling to Kanazawa on the East Coast of the main island. There apparently was a significant volcanic eruption in one of the islands south of the big island. Smoke reached 9000m, but the lack of concern from everyone in Japan is striking. It took an 1 hour bus ride, an 80 minute bullet train trip and a 3 hr express train ...
Met at 8.30 for breakfast, decided to an American style breakfast, bacon, scrambled eggs etc it was yuk. Headed off with Akiko to Takayama,s morning market then continued on to Shirakawago to visit the folk village. What a beautiful place it is basically how it was in the shogun times, timber buildings with thatched roofs. A new freeway went from Tokyo to Kanazawa it took 20 years to build. Before ...
... in the mountains we started to see snow in increasing amounts from snow piles roadside to flat farming land with remnants of the winter's activity. We visited the folk village in Shirakawa-go that is made up of A-frame buildings with steep thatched roofs made of rush grass that is 18 cm thick. These buildings are called Gassho-Zukuri farm houses because their roof shapes resemble two hands together in prayer. In reality, the shape of the roof withstands and ...
Oh dear - another really wet day. We bought our day tickets for the tourist loop bus and went first to the 21st Century Gallery of Contemporary Art hoping that the rain would stop. It was a lovely circular building with a completely white cafe and some very interesting permanent exhibits. These included an optical illusion swimming pool that has 10cm of water that looked deep from the top but you could walk into the room ...
... us with very cramped conditions and nowhere to relax. Eating and sleeping on the floor day after day has limited appeal. Having to share bathrooms and toilet facilities is also annoying bearing in mind that they are pretty basic and that you pay a premium to stay in a Ryokan (Traditional Japanese inn). Also the whole show thing is driving us crazy, slippers for communal area, off on Tatami mats, toilet slippers etc...We've decided to stay in hotels with ...