Honjou Grand Hotel
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... grounds. I guessed that might have been the artist's home as there were photos of a bed being there.
The windows on the top floor opened out to the garden. It was a beautiful, peaceful place. I ended up buying two pairs of chopsticks there. They are probably the most expensive and elegant chopsticks that I will ever own. Takako said that the production is extremely slow. It is painted or lacquered and that ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... tried this yet, but tomorrow I will have to to attend mass. It will be adventure for sure with my lack of Japanese.
I really enjoy the calmness of this place. I have been able to sit outside and listen to the birds in the morning. Akita is the perfect place to practice mindfulness and to rest your mind. I can't wait for the cherry blossoms. They say we have about another week!
... decided to walk around the lake and just because there wasn`t a path, didn`t mean we weren`t going to do it anyway!
Lake Tazawa stats:
depth: 430m (Japan`s deepest lake)
time walked: 4 hours 50 minutes (the large trees did slow us down a little)
clothes needed: all of them except our swimming costumes