Shiojiri Station Hotel
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... and before we knew it we were wondering the streets of gion and visiting Maruyama park - the first of many shrines and temples to come ! This was Just north of the famous gion district. This park is the main place to see cherry blossoms during the cherry blossom season. This place was huge and there was so much to see. Gates , temples and suddenly a big statue . I had forgotten how all the tori gates were red . ...
... bags (only about 20 kg at this point as we had left the un-necessaries at the base camp). The plan begins to go astray on the second day of our hike and we are forced to adjust to the situation.
Day 2: We arose at 5 ready for an early breakfast and an early start. We packed our bags again and donned our warmest clothes, knowing they would soon be removed as we worked ourselves into a sweat. The temperature was a chilly 15 degrees Celsius, no I ...
... bound to be even better, although by western standards most likely on the sweet side. Our lunch consisted of a hearty chicken soup, made from the 27 chickens freshly butchered the previous week. It was tasty and filling and oh so delightful after a week of enforced vegetarianism due to a wwoofer who lived a macrobiotic lifestyle.
I've been vegetarian multiple times in my short life and I know how to enjoy the greener side of things, but a vegetarian ...
... there is for the seeing and sighting of the present world happening all around us! To the Ukiyo-e Museum!
The history of wood block printing is fascinating in itself and we were lucky enough to catch an English version short film on how wood block printings are made. In a way this art form is the precursor to screen printing and involves different layers of color to achieve its final effect. Each color pattern is cut out on a block of wood with ...
... big wooden tables, a huge bar with every usual and unusual alcoholic beverage, and a menu that made our mouths water. We ordered a couple drinks and then tucked into the best fish and chips I have ever tasted. Yes, apparently you have to go all the way to Japan to have delicious fish and chips because these were absolutely worth every expensive penny we paid. Fresh, juicy, piping hot with a light crust...and the the homemade ...
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