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... some show cars/hot rods.
Below are a few video clips that will give you a feel for the parade. The band sounds really good. ...and, what would a parade in Japan be without DRUMS?!
(Note: The background sound in the motorcycle video is the sound from the pedestrian crosswalk. You just have to love the Japanese)
... floats - based around history or mythology or current news. They are already making this years ones and you could see them doing one of those too. Puts the Auckland Chinese lantern festival or the Xmas parade in Auckland to shame ( or the gay parade ). Each float is about 5 meters high, 7 meters deep, 9 meters wide and weighs about 4 tonne including its own power generator
So once again a lot of walking with no place to sit down.
... that I have left it at the train station. It's safe to say I'm out of that job for the rest of the trip and the train ride felt twice as long as it really was. When we arrived at the park, we knew right away this was worth the trip. One cherry tree in full bloom is a thing of beauty, but to see approx 2,600 together in one park is breathtaking. We are told by the locals that our timing is perfect. If we had arrived 2 days before, there was not ...
... disconnect one of their feet and use it to push off with. Of course, one they get to where they will descend, they have to strap back in. ....and most sit down in the snow to strap back in. ...they also seem to fall a lot more :o)
The ski lodge has a nice little lunch counter with a good selection of food. ...
... 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 ...
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Other places to stay in Towada
Towadakohan Onsen, Towada | Hotelfrom $70
17-43 Inaoicho, Towada | Hotelfrom $46
12-15 Inaoicho, Towada | Hotelfrom $37
Towadakohan Onsen, Towada | Hotelfrom $91
13-2 Inaoi-cho, Towada | 3 star hotelfrom $83