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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Travel Blogs from Hanamaki
... with custard and cream filling which was amazing. Nicole had a more savoury option which had a bit too much mayonnaise for her liking and her belly.
Next we visited a shinto temple which was nearby in the park. We walked under a huge gate then made our way through the woods to the main shrine. Almost as soon as we arrived a wedding ceremony passed through the courtyard - it was quite a sight as all the attendees were in traditional dress. The rest of the temple was quite ...
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 ...
... tea tasting. The walk continued down a very picturesque main street which was lined the whole way with samurai houses and shaded by large cherry trees. Each house was set back from the road in very neat and relaxing Japanese gardens, covered in moss and with a distinctly aged feel. The homes themselves had interesting 3 layered doors and windows with raised living areas. All were extremely well preserved/restored, so ...
... busy in mid-summer however it was like a ghost village! We just couldn't understand it - the few restaurants there seemed to be were all shut or boarded up and the numerous peddalo style swans were all pulled up by the shore and didn't look like they'd seen water since the '80s! We didn't let it deter us as we had the place to ourselves and enjoyed a stroll along the shore as the sun was setting over the distant wooded ...
... the crowd. Everyone's phones were up and cameras going off everywhere around us. And on the street people were running up to the truck. Most amazingly, it was people of all ages getting caught up in the excitement. The scene repeated itself as we bumped into the truck again in street corner later on.
When things turned back to normal, it was a relaxed walk along the shopping galleries built through ...