Shiojiri Station Hotel
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... We took the rapid local train which is 45 minutes to Kyoto much quicker than we thought and nearly missed the stop! Once we started walking from the station I had flash backs to 5 years ago but not enough to remember exactly where the accommodation was ! I did remember all the bikes out the front though ! I also remembered there was the new building and the old building . Chilling out in the common area we reread the ...
... we turned our heads homeward and began a descent, knowing that with our lack of gear it would not be safe or reasonable to continue upward, even though we were less than 3 kilometers from the third highest peak in Japan!!
By the end of the day we had slid down the snow bank, which was surprisingly quicker on the way down that it had been in reverse and retraced our steps back down the mountain trails, stopping for scenic views and ...
... in many different architectural endeavors. On the property there is a main house, which is still in its original form but has been modified with cob additions, a living roof, solar panels and composting toilets. There are additional buildings scattered around the premise that are constructed from earth bags and recycled materials and use natural forms of heating and cooling to regulate their internal temperatures. Wood features heavily in many of the ...
... This Sunday was museum day! We hit up not only the Ukiyo-e Museum of wood block printing but also the Matsumoto Museum of Art. Both museums were wonderful and both deserve an entry each I'm sure, but I will try to only focus on the former and leave the latter for a later date and summarize it for you now in two words...polka dots. I don't mean to be cryptic (well maybe I do) but time is of the essence and the longer I sit twiddling my thumbs over the keyboard the ...
... spry old men and women making their way up and down with relative ease, not something you would see with the elderly at home I think.
The castle was everything we were hoping it would be, beautiful wooden floors and posts, fascinating arrow and gun slits, impressive architecture and a sense of history around every corner. The view from the top, although nothing like staring out across Saint Louis from the top of the arch or ...
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