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Travel Blogs from Komagane
... sake maker. The highlight of the museum was that the owner of the house was expecting a visit from the Emperor Meiji, so he built a bathroom specifically for the emperor, which the emperor didn't use because he was only there for fifteen minutes. And so nobody has ever used it, because the emperor could have used it, but didn't.
So a day in the country was what we needed before we moved on to another city, in this case Kyoto.
... a few times...oh and all of this is done barefoot but thankfully the only critters swimming around in the paddies were tadpoles. I can now imagine why many old women in japan walk almost bent at the waist; after a life time of sowing and weeding a rice field I think my back would look about the same.
Rice work only lasted until lunch and then we were relinquished from duty for the day and headed back up into the mountains for a stroll around the biggest ...
... don't worry about what you are eating just try it!
I recorded a brief clip on our way to work on the first day at Uno Team Farm just to give everyone a feel for the scenery! I finally got it uploaded on youtube...enjoy! :)
... are multiple varieties of green tea plants but from a western perspective (i.e. for those of us who are not yet green tea connoisseurs) green tea is green tea. Daisuke has said that there are varying levels of quality based on when the tea is harvested and how young the tea leaves are (the earliest harvest is usually the best and the smaller and more tender the tea leaf is the better) and last year he planted a new batch of tea trees that are known ...
Other places to stay in Komagane
5-1086 Akaho, Komagane | Hotelfrom $110
759-490 Akaho, Komagane | Hotelfrom $264
497-1497 Akaho, Komagane | Hotelfrom $231
1522-3 Akaho, Komagane | Hotelfrom $73
11-8 Chuo, Komagane | Hotelfrom $70