Travel Blogs from Nakatsugawa
... for me at least totally enjoyable and a learning experience to boot. There are a ton of pictures to go with as well as a few of Nanako's beautiful flower garden and idyllic potting shed. The garden itself is situated along a busy roadway and open for anyone to stop and smell the roses, literally. Feel free to comment on this post and I'll answer any questions I can for those who want to know more about the building! ...
... some wwoofers from another farm trying in vain to determine a veggie our host Nanako doesn't grow but it might be more entertaining to list the ones she does:
- sweet corn
- green onions
- green beans
- snap peas
- zucchini< /li>
- cabbage Not to mention she has ...
... 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 ...
... a few times...oh and all of this is done barefoot but thankfully the only critters swimming around in the paddies were tadpoles. I can now imagine why many old women in japan walk almost bent at the waist; after a life time of sowing and weeding a rice field I think my back would look about the same.
Rice work only lasted until lunch and then we were relinquished from duty for the day and headed back up into the mountains for a stroll around the biggest ...
... is not in good health and were prepared for a fun night out to let off some steam. The restaurant we were headed for is one neither Madoka nor Daisuke have been to previously so it would be a new experience for all of us. Although fast food chains in the US are speedy, they have few of the same qualities as a conveyor belt sushi restaurant. Let me take you through step by step on how to eat at this type of restaurant and then I'll get into some of the more ...