Hotel Alpha Inn Akita
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... sue if nighttime fireworks have them....because you can't see them in the dark.
The Japanese are so VERY orderly and rule following. With 600,000+ people attending, the locals set-up an elaborate maze of raise scaffolding with plywood decking marked off in squares. For those attending who don't simply want to claim a spot on the grass along river bank, you pay for a spot on ...
... a tourist destination.
Not so much English spoken here but have managed OK to get feed and watered. In fact the food I have had the last couple of days has been superb.
Also in Sapporo I had some really nice curry soups ( with a chicken leg and veges ) I will have to learn how to make that.
A comment on the houses. In the main they are really basic. Either a square or a rectangular box. Often two stories but ...
... than the average ITT sponsored tour. "Rugged"...count me in!
We started out with a drive down to an area west of Morioka to see the lava field as the base of Mt. Iwatesan. This dormant volcano is sometimes called the miniature Fuji since it has the same shape as Mt. Fuji, but is only about a third as high. The lava filed draws a good number of Japanese tourists ...
... even imagine living there today as some of the locals clearly did. After finishing our stroll down a path shaded by a 2km long arch of cherry trees (designated a 'national scenic spot') we went to a lively little restaurant in the heart of the samurai district for soy ramen with soba (thin) and udon (thick) noodles - delicious! We were back at the station by 12:30pm in order to undertake our next train mission ...
... in place, even if some had cleared them away. In some alleys we saw old ladies shovelling away snow and some fields stilled had melting piles of it.
People come to Kakunodate to see the streets of old samurai houses, and walking into that district was impossible to miss. Suddenly there were big gardens surrounding the houses, which themselves were well kept. Some of them were open to the public, so ...
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