Hotel Metropolitan Sendai
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... this can be pretty daunting if you are a prude like Steph but it wasn't nearly as bad as she thought. Surrounded by lots of naked old ladies in a few outdoor hot water rock pool baths, over looking beautiful snow capped mountains, a river and lots of autumny trees, it was actually really relaxing. We also got to try on a yukata, which is like a kimono type of dressing gown, and eat lots of free cupcakes and ice lollies and drink lots ...
... the best food I have ever had these days. Since most of my food is from the local convenience store. They are mostly cold and also not fresh. I love the food btw, but you can't eat them everyday. So today we decided to go little expensive on our lunch. We went to a ramen place and since we are so dehydrated. Four of us drank almost 5 pitcher of their tea :). The food was great, ...
... to them killed themselves at the time of their respected lord's death and were buried along the lord's mausoleum. The third lord therefore has a mausoleum but no graves beside it. After the third lord's death, the burial practices of the lord's changed and instead of getting beautifully intricate buildings, they were buried with just a large decorative stone.
Our next stop was to the Aoba (a.k.a. Sendai) Castle. It's actually referred to as the castle ruins in some of ...
... know, not my style). It took a bit over 6 hours return, with a few very steep parts on the way up which tested my muscle strength but got there and was rewarded at the summit with the crater you will see in the pictures. Nothing quite prepared me for this beauty. I was joined at the top by some hikers (if you can call them that) who just came out of the cable car and we were pretty much the only ones on the trail up and down. ...
A true highlight of our japanese experience is Zao Onsen, a ski resort town about 45 minutes East of Yamagata.
We came here a bit by chance and were very lucky indeed. This town is so charming, lots of little lodges and restaurants, it's pretty, clean and surrounded by mountains, ski slopes and lakes. On our first day we visited the different sites: two lakes, the shrines etc... Yesterday we climbed Okama (there is ropeway ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center