Hotel Sunroute Shirakawa
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... the upper floors used for industries such as making gunpowder and cultivating silkworms.
The thatched roofs, often with a surface area of around six hundred square metres, are made of susuki grass, which is native to the northern part of the region, and have to be replaced every 25-35 years.
I read it costs some 20 million yen to rethatch an entire roof (the Japanese yen is worth more than the Australian dollar at the moment), so many ...
... to "beautify" you. If you've seen the picture for yourself on facebook than I think you'll agree the effect is a bit lost on caucasian males.
A small note on the Shinjuku district: this is the Tokyo I had in mind when visiting Japan. It's FULL of people everywhere, neon signs and life all over. No order, no calmness just pure city chaos, I really need to come back here next weekend on my return to Tokyo and give this place a proper look.
... looking from what i know!
Today confirmed what i knew about Japanese: they are not very fit and ready to walk! After getting the city map from the tourist information and telling the lady we wanted to walk everywhere, she looked horrified. I also noticed that Japanese don't walk up the escalator ever and generally speaking walk very slow.
... i knew about Japanese: they are not very fit and ready to walk! After getting the city map from the tourist information and telling the lady we wanted to walk everywhere, she looked horrified. I also noticed that Japanese don't walk up the escalator ever and generally speaking walk very slow.
... tall and completely surrounded by the netting that you find at driving ranges that are next to the freeway. They also had targets painted on the netting which I thought was pretty cool. I am curious to see if they have to harness you in if you are using the 5th floor range since there can't be any sort of protective gate.
CoCo's: I saw a CoCo's diner in a Tokyo suburb. That is all.