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... to the main part of town to seek some shelter. Shauna's umbrella is turned inside out and wrecked by the strong wind. Lucky it was on a $4 umbrella.
Rest of the day is relaxing in the hotel in a huge lounge room which we have all to ourselves.
Tomorrow we are travelling to Takayama, but the weather is not looking all that good. There is the chance of rain and night temperature dipping below zero. Oh well we cant change the weather so we will grin and enjoy what the day unfolds into.
... of Nagano & the snow monkey park.
Walking on clouds back to the hotel, we wandered through the Omi-Cho Market. It’s like the Pike Place Market, but way better. Fish blood in the gutter, crabs still grasping their last, and sea urchin torched as you wait. Above the market, on the second floor, we grabbed a quick lunch/dinner of excellent soba (Andrew) & udon (Natascha) before jumping on the train for Kyoto.
KitKat update: found Azuki (red bean) ...
... original plans and ancient techniques 15 years ago. It was never overrun but seemed to burn down a lot and then be rebuilt. Across the road are the Kenrocken gardens,often described as one of the top 3 in the world. We were fortunate that the plum blossom was just coming out but in 3 weeks time the cherry blossom would be out so no room to move then. After a bowl of noodles for lunch we visited the 21st century ...
... of snow covering the fields ,trees and houses with the mountains shrouded in cloud. We follow a river with yet more hydroelectric dams,the water hurtling towards the sea with all the rain water and snow melt. Suddenly as we exit a tunnel we are down on the coastal plane and no sign of snow. Instead water filled paddies and houses built slightly higher than normal stretch ...
... Ninja temple". We asked her to do this as you require a reservation to visit and we had failed to make any prior plans, it all worked out well though. The Ninja Temple actually has nothing to do with Ninjas, it is called such because it was a tactical temple that had many hidden levels and passageways throughout that could be used if there was an attack. The guided tours are all run in Japanese only (there are so few other tourists it ...