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... sky every year. (per: http://japan-attractions.jp)
Being in Japan for a while now....a rather small country by US standards....or even Texas standards, your get use to knowing that distance is measured in time and not miles (or kilometers). While it is only 275 Kms (165 mi) between Misawa and Ōmagari, it can take quite a while to get there.....and back. Our ...
... 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
So these are the photos from me and Diana's going away parties over the last 2 days in Akita before we went to Tokyo and then went home. I posted them to facebook but I guess I never put them on here. It was a great party where we had yummy Korean food and lots of laughs and then lots of crying. Everyone cried even the boys, they tried to hide it but we could still ...