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Travel Blogs from Joetsu
I (Sharon) had a view of Japanese people as very reserved emotionally to the point that as an American, and especially one who spent nearly a quarter of a century in Latin America, I would consider them cold and unfriendly. Boy, was I wrong!
The Japanese people we have had the opportunity to spend time with have been so friendly, worked very hard to communicate with us in English, no matter how limited their English is--which no matter what ...
... tour group so we stole their cookies and coffee and found a the receptionist. The bus that would take us home was not coming for another hour and a half, but he was so nice that he offered to drive us back to a restaurant so we could eat while we waited.
Growing up, I always thought that Canadians were the most polite people in the world. From saying sorry when someone else bumps into you to intersections at ...
... what else we could do in the area. The owner Orie kindly pointed out a Sake shop where we could taste a variety of different Sake. After a quick break we set off again and after some initial difficultly we found the shop hidden down a little tunnel and entered to try some samples. We took samples from three different bottles and were all most impressed by the second bottle. So much so in fact, we all purchased a bottle as gifts ...
... to two classes (combined) then we had a tour of the school. While we were touring the kid were getting ready in the Samurai house and buildings to present to us.
1st presentation: the Koyto again. I think I almost have that song memorized.
2nd. we were blind folded and had to make a face by being handed cut outs of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, eye brows. That was fun and I did a good job. (the kids said so, it must ...
... in the game if as a defender you get someone else out.
After PE we went to calligraphy class hosted by the PE teacher (he wants to come to Clearwater in January, he has been to the US many times) He gave us an option of words to try. We both picked dream. It was a *******e to do. I'm still working on the right way to hold the brush. He let us keep the examples of the different characters he drew for us. We also got a present of our ...
Other places to stay in Joetsu
5-1-11 Honcho, Joetsu | 3 star hotelfrom $76
1-402-2 Ishibashi, Joetsu | Hotelfrom $72
1-2-3 Chuo, Joetsu | Hotelfrom $93
1693-3 Shimomonzen, Joetsu | Hotelfrom $59
Unohama Onsen, Joetsu | Hotelfrom $168
4-5-2 Nakamachi, Joetsu | Hotelfrom $78
4-5-7 Nakamachi, Joetsu | Hotelfrom $63
4-2-5 Nakamachi, Joetsu | Hotelfrom $55