Hotel Riverge Akebono
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Second day of working out complete. Phew I thought that my will power to not become a sumo would only last one day. I am sure the Japanese cleaning ladies are wondering what this crazy Canadian is doing running up and down the stairs. We packed up and boarded our train for Hiroshima, some very snowy locales passing our window along the way. Closer to Hiroshima the snow disappeared and green started re-emerging. We arrived in ...
... but once inside we toured four stories complete with trap doors, hidden stair cases, a lookout and a well with an alleged tunnel to Kanazawa Castle. We learned in total the building had 29 stair cases which I'm sure half were hidden! After embracing our inner Ninja we boarded the warm bus and stopped at the Kenrokuen Gardens. While one might think there would not be much to see in the winter the gardens were actually quite breathtaking. The ground was covered ...
... and it took one hour even to see quick. However, it was not so impressive to me, because I had visited Enryakuji Temple on the day before. Still, I believe Eiheiji is the best tourist attraction of Fukui Prefecture.
actually, we visited another place and had an unforgettable experience for life there. The place was Chirihama Beach in Ishikawa Prefecture. The beach is is the only one where you can drive in Japan. That ...
... the road, and the most magnificent is 86-meters- high Fukube Waterfall, You may see the waterfall even from the parking lot, but can get a better view from its observatory just in front. My mom was too tired to get out of the car, but she enjoyed a view from the car. The last stop was Ubagataki Waterfall and Oyadani Onsen Hot Spring, the main attraction of the forest road. You can enjoy bathing in the hot spring with a view of the waterfall just in front ...
... Tea Ceremony, and i was the only one in our group to dress in a kimono. I wanted to experience more, and be more immersed in the culture.
Oh! And the toilets! Squatting over the toilets was a blast of course, but the weirdest part was the washroom at a restaurant (?). I had to walk into the men's washroom, past men peeing in urinals, to get to the women's washroom. Now how bizarre is that?
And i was one of the ...