Hachimantai Green Hotel
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... they will help keep the road open.
After the lava field, it was off to the Japanese version of a ghost town!
The Matsuo Mine (松尾鉱山)use to be the biggest such mine in Japan. We didn't actually visit the mine, but rather the area where the mine workers lived. In these large concrete buildings over ...
... had the usual onsen style shower (I.e. communal!) which we decided to leave until the morning. We were keen to explore the area, which is set on a very picturesque large lake about 20km in diameter. Once again it was a great day, with the sun still strong at 5pm when we strolled down to the lake. The sight that hit us was a surprising one, with lovely sandy shores, large trees and a good lakeside footpath we'd expect it to ...
... and US ski areas like Aspen. ...But the highest run at Appi is just over 4,200 feet, so it's really not in the same league as the Alps or the Rockies.
The Japanese are very orderly - The BBQ began at 11:00 a.m. so we all lined up a few minutes before that and waited patiently to enter the BBQ area. As you entered, you were given a tray, a pair of tongs to use on the grill, a plastic tray to ...
... make Morioka Reimen, a spicy cold noodle dish comprised of a half boiled egg, kim-chi, and a slice of pear. We also made our way Morioka Hachi-gu Shrine, where hundreds gathered to give their annual New Years offering.
Back in the family home, my lessons in Japanese culture continued. I awoke early to a breakfast consisting of miso soup, natto beans, and hot tea. We sat around the living room floor and watched videos of the family’s recent ...
... and electric cables spaghetti from wall plugs as camera batteries and mobile phones are charged.
What sort of people would do this to such a lovely space? What sort of animals are we?
Unfortunately we're only being true to ourselves.
And don't get us started on all the ******* around with slippers. I only want to go and have a pee. Why do I need to change my footwear three times?
In all our miles travelling through the ...