Richmond Hotel Akita Ekimae
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We are on the last leg of our tour. We have just 5 days left. It is hard to believe that we have been in Japan since the 21st of September.
Today is travel day. We are on our way to Akita via Takasaki and Niigata. It is a scenic route although there are an awful lot of tunnels so far.
We took the 6. …
After getting up, we headed to Shibuya train station. Here there is a statue of a dog named Hachikō, who would meet his master at this station when he returned home each day. One day his master died and did not return but the faithful dog continued to go to the station to wait for his friend every day, for 9 more years, until he himself died. It was a very touching story which became a national inspiration, hence the statue.
We then headed towards a nearby park, getting a ...
... sue if nighttime fireworks have them....because you can't see them in the dark.
The Japanese are so VERY orderly and rule following. With 600,000+ people attending, the locals set-up an elaborate maze of raise scaffolding with plywood decking marked off in squares. For those attending who don't simply want to claim a spot on the grass along river bank, you pay for a spot on ...
... Hakodate, There the tunnel back to Aomori and from here with Shinkansen into the mountains of Kakunodate
And it started to rain heavily and we took a cab who brought us to our hotel. Arriving at 2000 we had dinner in the restaurant, went to the Onsen which was a very nice and big one an then to bed - tired
... cold (12 degrees) And Akita isn't any better although luckily the rain stayed away today and I was able to look around without getting wet.
I am certainly not on a backpacker trail here. Even to the extent there are no hostels. I had to get a hotel room ( 2 star ) and pay a little more than hostel dorm prices. The 2 star here though is pretty good so I am not complaining ( too much)
Akita is quite a big city but ...