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... symbol of Kusatsu. Here, hot water from the spring's origin gushes down wooden channels made from five-centimeter thick pinewood still containing large amounts of resin. Fine quality pinewood or Japanese cypress rich in resin is the optimum choice of material to continuously withstand acidic spring water. This is why many inns still have old, wooden bathtubs made of similar materials. We were just in time to attend the Yumomi performance. To cool off the ...
... Shinkansen station. Friendly young man who tries his very best to speak English with us. We are given a Subaru Impreza. He kindly sets the GPS to "English" and enters the phone number of the hotel where we stay tonight. In Japan you enter phone numbers into a GPS system and no street names. Leaving Nagano on the tollway and stopping at the first, and as it turns out also the only rest stop for a quick bite. The sun is out and it is 23C....! Soon the ...
... out to find the ‘Express’ bus to the park. To be clear, we had already traveled:
- 15 minute shuttle ride from the hotel to Shinjuku station.
- 20 minute train ride from Shinjuku station to Tokyo station.
- 90 minute shinkansen ride from Tokyo station to Nagano station.
- 45 minute bus ride to Kabayashi Onsen stop.
- 30 minute hike (up the mountain, through the woods and snow and mud) to ...
... the floor.
Our room overlooks the train line and Nagano train station, so we get to see the trains come and go, even the Shinkansen.
We take a walk around the area and find a supermarket to get some breakfast supplies.
What a great nights sleep in a real bed. We both slept really well and the noise from the trains did not bother us at all. Opening the blinds reveals a magnificent day with nothing but blue sky and ...
... are not as a high as the Alps the snow seems excellent.
The hotel at the airport was, well an airport hotel so not much write home about… but Japan on the other hand…
Can’t wait to chat to our Japanese friends back at JSK to explain what a country they’ve got.
I hope the kids remember and savour it as there won’t be many more interesting and fun countries they ...