Hotel Alpha-1 Sakuragicho
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... the bus stopping at the final destination. Yes it was a great day, enjoyed by all.
Shauna and John are heading back to Tokyo for their last night in Japan. So i meet them at the train station and wave goodbye. The rest of the day is spent avoiding the rain.
I am going to miss Toyama. It is a really nice clean city, with a lot going for it. Tomorrow i head back to Tokyo and onto the airport where i will meet up with Shauna for our 8pm flight to Hawaii.
It had rained quite heavily during the night and was still raining. There was no news to say that the train was cancelled, so we went ahead. Luckily, the carriages were covered. The view was different in the rain and the water was no longer turquoise but brown. The leaves were turning golden, even from yesterday. There was a lot more water in the river and there were a lot more waterfalls.
Because of the rain, we ...
... were small local trains. The train driver was kind enough to back the train up a little so that we did not have to carry our bags up over the pedestrian crossing and then down again. We could go straight through from the doors on one side of the train to the other door and on to the platform on the other side.
The hotel van was there to collect our bags for us. It would be a 10 minute walk from the station to the ...
... to everything on the road. But after reaching the first rest area, I had felt quite confident. Aqua, the small Prius hybrid car by Toyota is quite smooth, quiet, and oil-saving. The screen shows the oil consumption by km/liter, and the number usually fluctuated between 25-35. (On the last day when I filled the tank, we only consumed 21 liters for 600+ km! around 30 km/l, very impressive!)
The drive up the mountain ...
... always a good thing.
#4. An affliction I have named "pre-pee". No matter how many times you visit the bathroom ahead of time (and believe me, I do...many times) as soon as you're standing backstage, ready to go on, you have to pee...really bad. It never fails.
#5. Living in small spaces and moving constantly. Honestly I see this as a bonus, not a challenge. However, not everyone feels that way.
#6. Multicultural musical confluence. This ...