Travel Blogs from Komagane
... really not that complicated. First, we needed to take the Shinkansen--that's the bullet-train--to Nagoya, then transfer to an express, and then transfer to a local for the last fifteen minutes. The local was two cars, but basically its a subway with handholds. This dropped us about 2 miles from Tsumago. Only in Japan can you take a subway train to within 2 miles of some place that is basically the middle of nowhere.
... even more challenging. As we headed to the small market near the village I had a chicken noodle soup idea brewing that i thought would be decently easy to pull off. Of course the market was out of chicken...so I moved on to a pork and cabbage soup with noodles...not a typical recipe but I was making do. My homemade parsley noodles turned out fat but tasty and the soup itself was made with a vegetable stock since bones are not to be found in the grocery aisle but it ...
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After a long day of pruning tea trees and getting hot and sweaty on a typical humid Shizuoka afternoon (the temperature was around 26 Celsius and for those Americans unversed in non Fahrenheit temperatures as we are that's around 78 degrees) we cleaned up and headed out to one of the nearby urban centers for a fast food experience. We had just picked Madoka up at the train station on her way back from visiting her elderly diabetic ...
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! :)
... a typical little kid.
I would continue more at this point but our lunch break is over and its time to get back to work! Keep an eye out for an update on our dinner at a sushi restaurant and teaching english at the local cram school!
Oh and we will be sending tea back home to our parents for anyone who wants to try! It is also available for purchase for anyone who is absolutely nuts for organic green/black tea!
Hugs all around!
Other places to stay in Komagane
5-1086 Akaho, Komagane | Hotelfrom $110
759-490 Akaho, Komagane | Hotelfrom $264
1522-3 Akaho, Komagane | Hotelfrom $73
497-1497 Akaho, Komagane | Hotelfrom $231
11-8 Chuo, Komagane | Hotelfrom $70