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Travel Blogs from Iiyama
... others giving their feet a welcome break. The water is really hot and it takes me a couple of tries before I can immerse my feet into the hot water. The water has strong anti-bacterial powers with superior therapeutic and spiritual qualities. Emile's left foot was giving him problems and almost immediately after the footbath his neuropathy pains were gone :-) we enjoy a coffee on an outdoor patio and walk around town. After lunch in a local noodle ...
... in there. Everything is geared to tiny Japanese people.... According to Japanese custom shoes needs to be removed when entering the room, room slippers are waiting for us. Beds are extremely hard, each bed has a small and very thin pillow, there is another pillow in the closet. We unpack and relax for a while, then take a walk around the hotel. It is a large and kind of dated resort which could use some TLC...... Our Japanese dinner reservation is for ...
... specialty Shinshu Apple KitKats! Now all we need to find are the seasonal, carrot-flavored KitKats we have read about, and our quirky KitKat quest will be complete!
Unfortunately, we missed catching the express, direct train back from Yudanaka station to Nagano (by literally ~30 seconds! Talk about effiecient trains), we were forced to take the local train back. It felt very local, as we were the only tourists on the train and we stopped at every tiny stop on the ...
... hard to explore the temple area, so after watching some of the ceremonies we leave and will come back tomorrow.
The rain holds out for the procession, but it starts to drizzle as we leave the temple. Cant complain as we have been really lucky with the weather.
The rest of the days is spent wandering the main part of town
Plenty of blue sky this morning. So its off to the Zenjoki Temple to see what we ...
... for a really hot bath and traditional Japanese dinner. Bob used chopsticks. True story. Getting to know group little by little. Said Bob -- 14 photography nerds from all over the world (USA, UK, Italy, France, and Japan so far). ...
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