Nagano Daiichi Hotel
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Breakfast in the hotel which was an odd mix of Japanese with some western options. You can hear gunshots all the time, as we are in an orchard area they use it to frighten the birds so they won't ruin the fruit. The apples are HUGE and delicious. They is also lots of persimmons and enormous, very expensive grapes. The grapes are covered in plastic bags on the vine to keep them free of imperfections. The rice is being harvested and there ...
... There was also a lovely shrine for children and a wall of children's toys. The temple also had the swastika symbol which is the Buddhist symbol before the German Nazi's used it. Lunch was a wonderful experience in a truly traditional shop and only cost us 1110 Yen = about $12.00 AUD for both of us. We sat around a brazier and a lady was hand making Oyaki buns. They are filled with vegetables and then they put them on a pan over the coals and then finish them off on ...
... 5% grade, probably similar to Cypress. About 2 km into the climb, I passed by a huge Torii Gate which marks the entrance to a Shinto Shrine. I stopped to check it out. There were two smaller gates that led the way to the small shrine but of more interest was the small Japanese garden. It's the little, unknown gardens that I find more attractive than the big, famous ones attended by thousands of tourists. This one had carefully placed rocks and shrubs, a ...
... people know each other. There's something cleansing (no pun intended) about sitting at a stool in a stall with a low mounted water tap and a plastic pan that you fill with water and drench yourself. I find it quite refreshing and relaxing and many Japanese dream of retiring in a town or home with an onsen facility.
I've not plotted a route for tomorrow yet. Needless to say, judging by the mountains in all the photos, there will be climbing ...
Walked to Matsumoto castle, an amazing old wooden castle, shoes off, and walked up the 6 levels. Some stairs were very steep, almost vertical. Beautiful manicured gardens. We had ice creams under the vine covered pergola, and then went to the Matsumoto city museum, small but interesting. All tired and hungry went to ...