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... de herfst/winter, en komt sindsdien dagelijks uit de bossen naar een openluchtbad om daar te weken. Als bezoeker loop je er dwars doorheen, de apen storen zich niet aan de mensen. En doen apige dingen: tikkertje, ruzie maken, elkaar vlooien. Zie de foto's. Daar stonden we dus met onze neus bovenop. De 2e dag was rust-&wasdag, waarop we ook de lokale tempel Zenko-ji bezochten. Japanners bezoeken dit enorme oude (18e eeuw) volledig ...
... it wasn't bad!); and people's hospitality and availability, even when they are not able to say a single word in English. And last but not least, we are immensely grateful to our hosts for taking such good care of us!
If you're interested in what we have been doing, you can find the webpage we have been contributing to here, including our review.
We are fully immersed in the life of this small Japanese town. Our hosts are great! We do some work in the mornings, either painting, weeding, or building a website, then in the afternoons we get to do some sightseeing, or witness traditional ceremonies such as the tea ceremony!
Yesterday it was our day off and we went to visit a famous snow monkey park, where monkeys enjoy bathing at an ...
Once reached Nagano by highway bus, we took the local train to Suzaka, 30 minutes away. It was peak time for kids going to school, and it was so interesting to notice that they all have to wear the same bag, a black (for the boys) or red (for the girls) leather backpack that looks very old-fashionable, not so comfortable, but very cute!
We were picked up ...
Today we drove from Nagoya to Yudanaka to see the famous snow monkeys. It wasn't too difficult but there were not many signs to the monkey park. Luckily we had a map.
Access was via a windy road with passing points. Having paid for parking and parked, there is a short climb through woods to the entrance. (It isn't suitable for the disabled.) On the way up we occasionally saw the odd monkey nonchalanatly ...
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