Higashiyama Grand Hotel
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... one way traffic is that, during the autumn leaves viewing season, cars stop on the way up all the time to take pictures effectively tying up traffic in both directions unless one way traffic is imposed. Fortunately for me, it was early in the season and there weren't many cars going up. I made it down the mountain and back to the hotel with no problems.
So, It was another wonderful day on the bike in Japan! Hopefully, the next and final week will be more of the ...
... and why the route up to this volcano is considered one of Japan's top 10 drives or rides. You will have to copy and paste this link into your web browser. I'll finish off this entry with a description of the climb tomorrow.
Here is the link to the photos: https://www.flickr.com/gp/71321396@N00/ t366er
... lunch was only 850 yen which is about $10.
Higashi-Azuma mountain is the site of a dormant volcano where you can hike up to the rim from the visitor centre at the top of the mountain. I had plotted that it would be 31 km from the hotel with an elevation gain of about 1,500 metres. Challenging on its own but probably suicidal under typhoon wind conditions especially at the top which is exposed and part of the road up follows a ridge.
Hopefully, the wind will ...
... the upper floors used for industries such as making gunpowder and cultivating silkworms.
The thatched roofs, often with a surface area of around six hundred square metres, are made of susuki grass, which is native to the northern part of the region, and have to be replaced every 25-35 years.
I read it costs some 20 million yen to rethatch an entire roof (the Japanese yen is worth more than the Australian dollar at the moment), so many ...
... Fukushima. Kameda Sensei's and Ara Sensei are the English and Music teachers at Jess's high school. They treated us to a magnificent spread. It was a degustation taste of about 11 dishes. They were all very tasty. They finished off with a sweet consisting of a pile of pancakes with cream cheese and Ice Cream and a chocolate sign saying Happy 40th Anniversary. It was a fabulous ...