Maebashi Mercury Hotel
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... in 2009.
In the middle of the lava flows was a shrine - Kannon-ji - whose peacefulness was shattered by a bus load of local teenage lasses, full of exhuberance! Kevin and Joannie rang the bell at the shrine but the sound recording does not reflect its haunting chime.
Having missed luch, we bought a snack from a nearby stall, which was pounded rice balls, skewered and wrapped in nori seaweed.
We took the ...
... and then the trains, so we opted for the direct route.
My wish for snow had been fulfilled, and I'd eaten well and spent lots of time in very hot water, so my only remaining desire was to see a monkey in the wild. Sadly, it was not to be. Though I sat by the window and kept my eyes wide open all the way through the postcard-perfect winter mountains, I saw no monkeys. M-P, however, did; you'll have to ask her what a monkey in a snowy tree looks like.
... a picture, but my camera was out of charge and I had to go to my guest house to recharge the battery. It was a bit troublesome, but I made up my mind to return to the field after recharging it. After I checked in, I turned on TV in my room. Then, Jackie Chan's Rush Hour 3 was on!! Eventually, I couldn't leave the guest house until ten past eleven. I rushed to Yubatake with a recharged camera, but all the lights for the illumination had been already off...
On the next day, ...
... main island of Japan as the reckoning goes. Being in the middle means one thing that you are the belly button of Japan. Therefore, you MUST have a belly button festival. Side note, afterwards, I was showing my pictures to my teachers and they found them just as amusing as me. They also did not know the word belly button, but knew rather naval. It was fun explaining.
Grant, Robin, Clarissa, Anna, ...
... for him. He played beautifully dreamy music fitting the garden. His case of displayed cds shows that his job is to climb mountains with a portable keyboard and play music when he gets to the top. (0 o 0)
We headed down to the gift shop and bought lavender goodies. I found some lovely leather work necklaces and picked up a rose. Grabbed another ice cream and headed for the last bus.
A good ...
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