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Dinner tonight is in their French restaurant. We are welcomed by an English speaking waiter from Sri Lanka. Knowing he would have English speaking guests, he had kindly translated tonight's menu into English and printed it out for us. The food is surprisingly delicious and beautifully plated, you don't quite expect a French chef in a family type resort in Kusatsu. As it turns out the chef had worked at the embassy in Italy which explains it ...
We board the Hokuriko Shinkansen to Nagano at Tokyo Station. The Hokuriko Line was launched March 14, 2015, and connects Tokyo to Kanazawa. After the train arrives in Tokyo from Kanazawa a cleaning crew boards the train to clean it before passengers are allowed to enter. The train has comfy seats and we love the very smooth and ultra quiet trainride. We arrive 90 minutes later in Nagano where we booked a car with Nippon Rental Car, their office is just outside ...
... specialty Shinshu Apple KitKats! Now all we need to find are the seasonal, carrot-flavored KitKats we have read about, and our quirky KitKat quest will be complete!
Unfortunately, we missed catching the express, direct train back from Yudanaka station to Nagano (by literally ~30 seconds! Talk about effiecient trains), we were forced to take the local train back. It felt very local, as we were the only tourists on the train and we stopped at every tiny stop on the ...
... hard to explore the temple area, so after watching some of the ceremonies we leave and will come back tomorrow.
The rain holds out for the procession, but it starts to drizzle as we leave the temple. Cant complain as we have been really lucky with the weather.
The rest of the days is spent wandering the main part of town
Plenty of blue sky this morning. So its off to the Zenjoki Temple to see what we ...
... for a really hot bath and traditional Japanese dinner. Bob used chopsticks. True story. Getting to know group little by little. Said Bob -- 14 photography nerds from all over the world (USA, UK, Italy, France, and Japan so far). ...