Hotel Alpha 1 Kashiwazaki
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... always remain in my heart. Some memories are distant and some have faded, yet when I cast my mind back to that time its as clear as the rising sun. To see the next entry please follow the link to my brand new site: http://www.memoirsofjapan.com ...
I left Matsumoto at about 9am and caught the train towards Niigata. The journey was very scenic (except during all the tunnels). I had to change trains at a few places, but I got to see a lot of towns that were still covered in snow. I went through Nagano (where the winter olympics were held in 98), and went past several ski fields. There was still plenty of snow, even though we are in spring now. Niigata is a more rural area, famous for ...
... venue. Outside the house, wreaths had been unloaded from a lorry. Candles were set up. Undertakers were putting stickers with names of relatives on the wreaths and candles - basically these stickers acknowledged contributions from guests. Inside the house, at the back of the living room were tables, piles of zabuton (square sitting mats) and an altar covered in white cloths. On the altar were flowers, ornaments and a photograph of ...
... through the chilly winter by coming down the mountain to bathe in the natural onsens (hot springs). What a sight to see! They were so tame, but Darcy and I tried to keep our distance. They are still wild monkeys after all. Shara wanted to take a baby monkey home with ...
... beer!" (gotta love the friendly Japanese). They even gave us a lift home to Toyama in their bus so we didnt have to take the long and inconvenient train ride!*Bonus! Cons: - I decided to copy Darcy and go off a jump, but I didnt land it and smacked my tail bone on the icy slope!!!! I thought I'd be okay once the pain subsided...but the pain didn't.... so I had to be carted down the mountain by the Japanese Ski patrol in a ...
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