Shirakawa Business Hotel
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... these villages have become a very popular tourist area, and no wonder, the houses are snuggled into an idyllic valley, surrounded by forests and mountains. Really beautiful.
Most of the houses had very nice gardens, not very large, but the ones we saw had a little water feature, sometimes a very small bridge. Not many flowers out although I did see some buds on trees and a couple of green shoots.
We went to the observation ...
... We only had about 4 hours in Nikko itself before the last train home so this was kind of a rush trip. What I didn't expect from the journey to the waterfall was that it was so high up in the mountains. We must of did at least 50 180 degree turns with the bus going up and then down. Not a trip for those easily affected by motion sickness...jeez. Once up top we had some pretty good ramen and then went off to view an incredibly beautiful ...
... looking from what i know!
Today confirmed what i knew about Japanese: they are not very fit and ready to walk! After getting the city map from the tourist information and telling the lady we wanted to walk everywhere, she looked horrified. I also noticed that Japanese don't walk up the escalator ever and generally speaking walk very slow.
... line-height: 15px; font-size: 13px; font-family: arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif; ">Also saw my first Japanese albino! And a wild deer, very different looking from what i know!
... century harpsichord or piano forte. Go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX8Og4il c8M to listen. It sort of sounded like a stage entrance to She Stoops to Conquer.
Saitama Super Arena: Home of many K-1 kickboxing matches, Pride Fighting and I think even the UFC has used Saitama. Its pretty cool looking even at 200 mph.
A sign for a company called, "Moon Bat" : That is all.