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... water they traditionally used large, wooden paddles to stir the water. That way the water was cooled off without diluting it. This is accompanied by the singing of a local folk song.
As luck would have it we then watch the Kōsenji hanamatsuri which is about to begin right after the Yumomi show. The children of the kindergarten near the Buddhist temple of Kōsenji pull an elephant made of paper around the Yubatake in celebration of ...
... climbing and winding. We pass ski areas that were built for the 1998 Olympics held in Nagano. Lots of ski lifts everywhere and as the road takes us higher and higher there is more snow alongside the roads, we see beautiful vistas with snowcapped mountain tops. This area is called the Japanese Alps for a reason! We stop at the highest point of the Tori pass and see fuming areas in the distance. This is a very volcanic area with many hot springs. Then we ...
... co-grooming, and general monkeying around. (sorry. not really. ;)
While the snows, clearly, had been melting, there were still several inches of snow and ice on the sides of the trail and occasionally on our path to the park. For a ‘National Park’, this place did not have the infrastructure that we come to enjoy in many of the parks in the states (e.g., Mount Rainier). The trail was poorly maintained, the signage was limited (and often hand-written, ...
... the little ones play fighting.
It was a great day at monkey park, the monkeys were very entertaining and well worth the effort to get here.
Now we are back in town and head to a discount clothes store where Shauna buys herself some snow boots for $7, as she is heading to the snow field with her boyfriend when he arrives in April 10th. I wont be travelling with, instead i will head to Toyama to see the Snow tunnel and do some ...
... for sledging.
Back to the hotel for a quick pack up and then the long journey back to Tokyo airport with bus, bus, train, train, bus. All a lot of fun in Japan and that probably sums up Japan. The people are the most polite and respectful I’ve ever met. Everything is very different but really interesting and it’s definitely a country that I’d like to come back to. The skiing was great and although ...
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