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... the afternoon I spent in the onsen and I finished the day in the hotel's izakaya.
My goal of experiencing autumn was clearly fulfilled and I had a great time away from home. The Akita prefecture is clearly the least touristic of all places that I have visited this year, but to know that I am able to enjoy myself in 'regular' Japan actually serves a bit as a confidence boost. Next activity: being a tour guide for two of my sisters who will visit me next week. Can't wait! ...
... head back through the samurai district. Our lunch wasn't very Japanese but it was still very nice.
On our way back to town we passed a few pretty trees and gardens before reaching the old samurai residences. Many of these are still lived in by the descendants of the samurai, who open a small section of the house to tourists whilst others are converted to museums. I found it very interesting but Nicole wasn't quite as wowed by the minimalist style.
After visiting a few ...
We are on the last leg of our tour. We have just 5 days left. It is hard to believe that we have been in Japan since the 21st of September.
Today is travel day. We are on our way to Akita via Takasaki and Niigata. It is a scenic route although there are an awful lot of tunnels so far.
We took the 6.42am Asama 504 Shinkansen to Takasaki, arriving at 7.32am. It is a nice ...
... know that Omagari Fireworks Display is among the safest competitions in Japan.
This is considered a pure competition because firework craftsmen compete in shooting off self-made fireworks by themselves.
The winner of the competition is honored with awards from the government: the Cabinet Prime Minister; the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; The Secretary ...
Sad to already leave this wonderful ryokan at the lake, we took the hotel bus to the public bus who droped us at the JR station. We start to have more conversations as people who spend as well a night go back to Tokyo and speak English.
The trainride was a little difficult as the trains were full and we had to ...