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... and classical piano at night, they probably don't mind. A lack of the ubiquitous concrete, that seems to define urban japan, and, instead, many more traditional houses along with fruit and wine plantations make Obuse a pleasant irregularity. It used to be rich and important in the 19th century but now is a haven for day-tripping pensioners and families.
... at all. Then it was time for dinner. We decked out in our yukatas again and went into the dining room. The tables and chairs were very low but fortunately not on the ground as we find that a bit uncomfortable.
Dinner can only be described as an art work. There were six or eight small bowls filled with all sorts of things, pickled Asian greens and other vegetables, dried fruits, sashimi including tuna, prawns and other fish. There were bowls ...
... your arms are around my throat"; "it's hugging"-- yep we've had that dialogue more than once. We stopped half way down in a shelter along the path for a picnic of rice triangles (sour plum!) and store bought cakes before proceeding to walk all the way back to the village along the river. Nathan and I took a side trip through the small onsen village of shiba. It was sleepy in the early summer afternoon a bit like any resort town out of season. Lots of public baths ...
... about 15 gaijin in yukata) we got plenty stare and smile from the locals. The rain spoiled any major outdoor plans but it was still a nice evening walk. When we got back to the ryokan the party was continued in the room that I was situated in. Everybody brought in their snacks and alcohol and we all chilled and laughed and chatted until late.
In the morning, breakfast was at 7:30 and it was fully Japanese style (see picture) green tea, tofu, vegetables, soft ...
Wednesday, June 19th: Was going to head to Matsumoto castle today. But due to me having a headache all morning, along with all the heavy rain, we did not go. It is our last day in Nagano, but there will be other castles we can see that are hopefully just as good. The evening was quite relaxed. Almost everyone was in the kitchen/dining area, sharing snacks and talking about our experiences and our own countries. Having been only 4 guests at the hostel last night, ...
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