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... my third tour and even more convinced that Japan compares to France, Italy and other countries that one usually thinks of as a terrific place for a cycling tour. However, Japan as a cycling destination comes with caveats. Weather can be a variable for any cycling destination but Japan is subject to monsoons in June and typhoons in September. The recent one that affected me was unusually late for typhoon season (perhaps due to El Nino?) Plus, the summers are uncomfortably hot ...
It was a drizzly day when I got up this morning so I waited for the drizzle to ease up and went for a short ride. I stopped at the site of Japan's oldest university, the Ashikaga School, which was founded in the 1400's. I toured the grounds for about 30 minutes before continuing on my way. I barely got out of the city into the countryside when the drizzle started up again so I decided to turn back.
On the way, I ...
... of stuffing, wrapped in sea weed that is a snack staple in Japan. The innkeeper said, "please wait" and disappeared into the kitchen. Five minutes later, she came out with a little plastic container containing two onigiri, some cherry tomatoes and an apple slice, all nicely presented with some wrapping paper around the container. This was greatly appreciated and enjoyed on the road later in the morning.
I set off and climbed a small rise behind the inn and looked back ...
... the passing scenery, the locals going about their daily lives. Quite noticeable is the change from suited businessmen to the casual clothing away from the city.
Once in Tomita it is "follow the crowd" to our destination..
A walk of approx. one kilometre takes you to a floral heaven on earth!
The photo sessions have begun before even entering the reception/ gift shop area. Potted plants, bushes ...
... plan was to have a meal at the shopping center.
So we finally depart and held to AEON. Indeed it's a big place, with many restaurants, many shops of everything you need.
Meal time first ! Katsudon ! Really good ... there is a salad with some tofu. Still not fan of tofu, but at least I can eat it more often than before.
Yes, there is a picture of the toilets... I found that too classy. Chairs available in front of the mirror, never seen that at least ...