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Travel Blogs from Iida
... tatami rooms, and an onsen. Dinner was a large formal Japanese dinner with some great food, including some local beef that gets the massage and sake treatment. Really delicious.
We've all heard, I think, about Japan's aging population. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the countryside. In the cities, you still feel as if it is a relatively young country, but in the little towns and on the trains into these areas ...
... in the area. Now the Big Tree in Columbia is the oldest Bur Oak in Missouri (I think) and is a whopping 350 years old and not doing so hot these days. That poor little tree ain't got nuttin' on this cedar. The Sugi (Japanese for cedar) that we were privileged to see is over 1300 years old! And Madoka says that in cedar tree history this isn't even that old, the trees on Southwestern Yakushima Island are upwards of 8 or 9 thousand!! The pictures we posted don't quite ...
... don't worry about what you are eating just try it!
I recorded a brief clip on our way to work on the first day at Uno Team Farm just to give everyone a feel for the scenery! I finally got it uploaded on youtube...enjoy! :)
... we took a break in the afternoon to light candles and sing happy birthday. As we finished our multilingual and somewhat out of tune rendition though, Seta started bawling!! We thought he was upset but Madoka translated for us that he was so overcome by emotion that he couldn't help crying. How adorable is that? He is a little character pretty much all of the time, making faces, singing made up songs about poo (past woofers have called him Mr. Poo) ...
Other places to stay in Iida
1-1 Nishikicho, Iida | Hotelfrom $88
2-3-5 Ikuracho, Iida | 3 star hotelfrom $111
28 Tokiwamachi, Iida | Hotelfrom $59
1 Nishiki-cho, Iida | Hotelfrom $93
4-13 Chuo-dori, Iida | Hotelfrom $69
1-23 Odori, Iida | Hotelfrom $54