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... we could check into our hotel room and pass the rest of the goodies to Norzin, as well as our dirty laundry. She had very kindly volunteered to wash our clothes for us in the washing machine. At least we will have something vaguely cleaner than what my hand washing could offer.
The room ended up being a smoking room rather than the non-smoking one that we had requested. As it was only going to be for one night, we didn't really want ...
... left for Yatsugatake earlier.
It took about 2 hours to go over the mountain and we arrived at about 5.30pm at the ryokan (Japanese inn). By the we made up the futons and got ourselves ready, it was time for dinner. Shigeki's favourite restaurant in the area was a beer hall restaurant serving fusion food. The only reason was not for the food but for the beer.
The food was a mix of everything. We had pizza, a potato ...
... and thankfully they were long enough for me to lie down properly. Kyoto is beautiful - we had a lovely hot, sunny day yesterday exploring bamboo groves and temples. Attached are some photos from today- we had a trip to a little place called Nara, which is home to a gigantic bronze Buddha which was created in the 700s and is housed in a massive wooden temple. It ...
... Custard Taiyaki (Fish shaped pan cake with filling)
· Sushi train
o Ebi (Shrimp)
o Salt water Eel
o Marbled Tuna
o Tempura Corn
o Tamago (Omelette)
o Chicken ...
... TGV, most seats have power sockets to charge electronic devices (such as my laptop so I can blog!). Enough about trains (trains are awesome) and back to Matsumoto!
We hopped of our Shinkansen and arrived at Matsumoto around 1.30pm, heading immediately to our hostel to drop off our bags. The owners were out but we were kindly given the door access code so we could drop off our heavy bags. I had the heaviest bag, weighing around 13kg by airport scales, so ...