Mercure Hotel Narita
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Today is pack up day. We checked out of our Ryokan and went for a drive with Jess up to the 5 color lakes. These are up in the mountains and result from an eruption which created a number of lakes with different mineral content and Ph. The result is very clear mountain water with colors from bright blue through yellow and rusty red. We walked for …
Left Carins Airport at a nice 30 degrees to arrive at Narita Airport at a chilly -1 degrees.Thankfully the airport had plenty of signs so just followed them down to the train station and managed to catch the train the one station to my hotel. The guy at the station directed me the short journey to my hotel and once getting there the reception …
... We then got into her Prius and drove to her house. In Japan, they drive on the other side of the road and have the steering wheel on the other side so I was really confused. The mother, Hiromi drove super fast and jerkily. When i looked at the speedometer, it said 50km and I freaked out. A sort time later, I remembered kilometers and not miles. �� we chatted along the way and arrived at her house.
I was greeted by the dad and grandma. He ...
... 4.30pm), the lights went on and we thought about our day ahead, first on this list was to sort out our cash card, but being far to early I got out our international phone SIM card... does not work in Japan, no signal, no network. Great. Things can only get better!
Things did, card now works, we don`t really need the SIM till NZ or Australia and today we went to an all day Sumo Tournament in Ryogoku to the Kokugikan Arena ...
In Kawagoe's Candy Alley, I came across a clump of rapidly dying bamboo with colorful strips of paper tied to it. I didn't know what it was for at the time, but it turns out the trees were part of Japan's Tanabata holiday. Tanabata originally came from China, but mixed with various native Japanese summer traditions over the centuries, and became a widely celebrated summer festival with the exact dates of Tanabata varying from town to town. While the details of ...
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