Hotel New Otani Kumamoto
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... how its kept so clean and organised. At the airport we found our capsule hotel, a cleverly designed row of body sized pods with a duvet, a pillow, a light, a speaker emitting the sound of the sea and a blind to pull down once your in. All you need for a good nights sleep before a 12hr flight home. Somewhat sad to be leaving but so happy to be coming home to see you all. :) :) ...
We caught a bus through the snowy hills to the cable car that took us over 3000 metres into the Japanese Alps. Spectacular views at the top and a walk amongst paths carved through the deep, snow walls. Stunning pine trees covered in icicles and glistening snow. What a treat ...
On a lighter note, this is Hagi a town filled with pottery and orange groves. A place to sooth the soul with beauty. Bizarrely there was a gigantic modern building dedicated to ceramics in this quiet little island town. Incredible professional pottery in the museum and shops overflowing with more pots. No vanilla ice cream in this town, only orange. Made a change from seeing green tea ice ...
... and Peace Park were incredibly moving. It is a vital symbol of peace in a world still at war and still testing weapons of mass destruction. Incomprehensible!!! Fortunately steps have been taken by some countries and the Southern Hemisphere is free of nuclear weapons. America still has by far the most of any country. I hope you can read some of the photos. The message was loud and clear; nuclear weapons should never be used again, they are a crime against ...
The Kurokowa onsen area was recommended by a Japanese lady and this was definately the real deal. Amazing place up in the hills away from the mad cities. We woke up to the magic of a fresh snowfall, which was a tad cold for showering in but beautiful none the less. I left Danny to his work and his bathing and found my way further up into the hills, to primeval forest and sparrow hell - a sulphurous bubbling pool. It was worth the trek for the amazing view at the ...