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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 ...
... than 30 firework makers from all over Japan compete to show off their technique. More than 600,000 people comes from all over Japan to view the big breathtaking fireworks. A feature of the competition in Omagari is that the firework artists launch fireworks that they have made themselves. The fireworks competition started in August 1910 when fireworks were an attraction of the festival ...
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 ...
... cold (12 degrees) And Akita isn't any better although luckily the rain stayed away today and I was able to look around without getting wet.
I am certainly not on a backpacker trail here. Even to the extent there are no hostels. I had to get a hotel room ( 2 star ) and pay a little more than hostel dorm prices. The 2 star here though is pretty good so I am not complaining ( too much)
Akita is quite a big city but ...
... but with the wind, the smell wasn't too overpowering. The water did feel GREAT. ....getting out was not great. BR-r-r-r-r-r!!!
From the lava field to the hot springs, you are reminded of Japan's volatile geography. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hot springs.....the earth's crust isn't very thick around here or at least it has a lot of holes in it around here!