Silk Hotel

1 Nishiki-cho, Iida, Nagano Prefecture, Chubu, 395-0083, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Iida

Old Japan

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500 on Jul 06, 2014

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... it has a very old population. Tsumago seemed to attract a few young Japanese couples on romantic getaways (precious little of that anyway, considering Japan's romance problem) and a few foreign tourists (there was a large Irish family there) but mostly old Japanese women traveling both independently and on tours. And when I say old, I mean really old--like late 80s old.

So, obviously the older guys have died by that ...

Ancient Cedars

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on May 31, 2014

1 comment, 43 photos

... tree justice but you get the idea. Around the tree there is a shrine and housing for the resident shinto monk. The shrine itself is simple but classic in its Japanese feel except for the somewhat unique statues that guard the temple. Instead of the traditional fox, the statues here represent wolves, a symbol of protection from wild boar and deer that often ravage fields even today. For farmers the wolf was one of the most important shrine symbols and ...

Confessions of a Sushi-holic

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on May 31, 2014

6 comments, 1 photo

... knowing what you are ordering can be a bit tricky and some of the foods we tried (with Madoka and Daisuke translating) were not the tastiest even for our more worldly palettes. We enjoyed the tempura shrimp and the various slices of fish topping the sushi rice. We tried squid and found it delicious too! When the octopus arrived I knew beforehand I wouldn't care for the chewy texture but like a champ we doused our pieces in soy sauce and wolfed it down. ...

A little Video Clip

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on May 29, 2014

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I recorded a brief clip on our way to work on the first day at Uno Team Farm just to give everyone a feel for the scenery! I finally got it uploaded on youtube...enjoy! :)

http://youtu.be/XZdtv5UIsV8 ...

Uno Tea Farm

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on May 25, 2014

8 comments, 27 photos

... a typical little kid.

I would continue more at this point but our lunch break is over and its time to get back to work! Keep an eye out for an update on our dinner at a sushi restaurant and teaching english at the local cram school!

Oh and we will be sending tea back home to our parents for anyone who wants to try! It is also available for purchase for anyone who is absolutely nuts for organic green/black tea!

Hugs all around!
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