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... in what seemed to be a red light district on the way. When we reached the park we did find the odd tree that still had some sakura (blossom) left. We were a little relieved that we'd seen at least a small part of this spectacle during our visit as we had just missed the end of the season. It was Golden Week in Japan so loads of locals were having picnics under the trees with their families and friends. There was a great atmosphere and we enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the park.
We are on the last leg of our tour. We have just 5 days left. It is hard to believe that we have been in Japan since the 21st of September.
Today is travel day. We are on our way to Akita via Takasaki and Niigata. It is a scenic route although there are an awful lot of tunnels so far.
We took the 6.42am Asama 504 Shinkansen to Takasaki, arriving at 7.32am. It is a nice ...
... know that Omagari Fireworks Display is among the safest competitions in Japan.
This is considered a pure competition because firework craftsmen compete in shooting off self-made fireworks by themselves.
The winner of the competition is honored with awards from the government: the Cabinet Prime Minister; the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; The Secretary ...
Sad to already leave this wonderful ryokan at the lake, we took the hotel bus to the public bus who droped us at the JR station. We start to have more conversations as people who spend as well a night go back to Tokyo and speak English.
The trainride was a little difficult as the trains were full and we had to ...
... detail. The walls are just straight sides with aluminium windows without sills etc. Their height is out of proportion to the ground area and most are brown or grey or off green or yellow. There is just no colour or detail.
Many of the people ( male and female ) wear masks over their nose and mouth. It is quite strange to see so many people wearing them. And white cotton gloves. They seem quite concerned about catching something.