Hotel New Silk

1-1 Nishikicho, Iida, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 395-8739, Japan | Hotel
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Old Japan

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500

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... smoking and general salaryman ennui, and the old broads need something to do because they live forever. And, while they generally move very slowly, we saw a group of four tromping off into the mountains wearing bear bells.

Beyond eating, contemplating, and hiking (we walked up to the site of the old Tsumago castle) there wasn't much to do in Tsumago except one museum, which was in the preserved house of a wealthy ...

Ancient Cedars

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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... 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 ...

Confessions of a Sushi-holic

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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... it was unbearable. Uni, for those unfamiliar, comes from the insides of a sea urchin (the spiky little animals that dwell on the sea floor) and is a delicacy in Japanese cuisine as well as becoming a popular food item in the western culinary world. For us, however, it was unappealing and not quite so appetizing. It is yellowish in color, slimy in texture and tastes kind of like salt water. In the end the pineapple came to the rescue and we are now able to ...

A little Video Clip

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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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! :)

http://youtu.be/XZdtv5UIsV8 ...

Uno Tea Farm

A travel blog entry by wwoofers

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... of fertilization and recently the farms have been fertilized up to 6 times a year, although this is down from past years due to fertilizer costs. Being part of the tea union in Harunocho also means putting in time at the tea factory itself. The pictures I included are some of the machinery at work processing green tea. We didn't get a chance to get too involved (since we have no idea what we are doing!) but it was fun to have our own version of how ...

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