Hachimantai Green Hotel
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... than the average ITT sponsored tour. "Rugged"...count me in!
We started out with a drive down to an area west of Morioka to see the lava field as the base of Mt. Iwatesan. This dormant volcano is sometimes called the miniature Fuji since it has the same shape as Mt. Fuji, but is only about a third as high. The lava filed draws a good number of Japanese tourists ...
... t quite over yet, as we spent a good 45 minutes in the tourist info at Tazawako trying to find reasonably priced accommodation for the night. We eventually settled on the Youth Hostel in Tazawa Ko, and jumped on a local bus taking us through the very pretty countryside to the youth hostel. The hostel itself was pretty large, and the friendly old lady showed us to our private Japanese style room, which was very clean and ...
Off on another adventure today, but I must admit, this one was definitely a change of pace. As most of you know, cooking is not something I do much of, but I wanted to experience a Japanese barbecue so it was off to the Appi BBQ held at one of Japan's great ski resorts (before the snow starts to fall).
The Appi Ski Resort is at the same latitude (4- degrees North) as some of the world famous European ...
... 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 ...