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Hopefully not too cold, it is getting absolutely freeeeezing here!!! Autumn was dreamy! The vividly firey coloured leaves here are stunning, but the moment it turned to winter, instantly changed, BAM! Punch In the face of icy fists of Japan winter. Colder each day and I'm running out of warm layers to add. May need to buy a scarf! I knew it would get chilly but I really underestimated how quickly winter would kick in.
It did mean shorter theme park cues ...
... bears the famous carving of the "Nemurineko" (sleeping cat). This gate marks the start of a long flight of stairs that leads uphill through the woods to Tokugawa Ieyasu's grave. It was wondering to see all of the older Japanese people trekking the stairs right up to the top! They are certainly active and healthy here!
- main shrine building: Bear on inside bu the outside is marvelous! Delicately carved, covered in gold, intricate details, ...
And there are even explanations in French about the toilet paper replacement. Just 1 mistake, that in fact is just a word missing, not big deal!
A shop selling foreigner products, never heard about Desobry as Belgian brand, but there are so much, impossible to know all. Same goes for the truffes...
There was a funny shop with many goodies, a beer shaker to get more foam, spicy Street Fighter Curry, Gunma t-shirt (joke about Gunma), a manga with ...
... on the mountain's roads in the dark is not where I feel more secured. I couldn't drive there by myself even if I had my license.
Later, when we were at home, suddenly all our phones (with internet) started to make huge noise. It was a earthquake alarm, it's the first time I got one on my phone. We felt suddenly a little shake, but nothing huge.
The day after I saw on the net that there was a big one announced for Tokyo and ...
... city, without any tourist around.
The sun dissappears quite quickly during this season, and temperature decrease really fast. It's better to start returning to the station, walking through another way to see a bit more of Honjō.
Good idea, as on the way, I did some extra pictures, old houses-street decorations-etc ... and found a manju shop. Although I know nobody will speak English, I decided to enter because I saw written ...
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