Sounkaku Grand Hotel
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We said our goodbyes to those who are left and went back to the hotel to pack. We will be meeting at the station at 11.10am for the train to Chitose Airport. Our flight is at about 2pm and we get into Narita Airport at 3.40pm. We will be catching the 4.50pm or 4.55pm bus to Tachikawa to meet up with Norzin and Shigeki for dinner. It will be Norzin's birthday tomorrow but she offered to cook, which was a bit too much to ask. We decided on the Korean BBQ again.
... first imagined......our toes fingers and toes had gone numb, but we ventured forth.... then one of my snow shows broke....this was not going to be fun :-/......in an effort to explain my predicament i stepped forward and sunk past my waist....Ok so we need to go back....I McGuyvered the shiz-nizel out of my snow shoe as we ventured straight down through the snowdrift toward the chairlift...not realising as neither of us had been skiing that chairlifts go ...
The highlight is definitely the sake testing. The non premium sake tasting Is free. The few premium sake they do charge a nominal fee. For 150 yen, I tasted a full to the brim cup of the most expensive premium sake. Which we eventually bought. Think it was about 5940 yen. When compared side by side, the difference in quality was ...
... an hour or so exploring the gorge the other side we went back to the trusty 7-Eleven for a food stock up in preparation for our next days walking. We dropped off the bikes at the hostel as were pleased to be checked into our own private room (we were expecting bunks) with a bunk and traditional (floor) option. Tom tried the hostels onsen, which was a relaxing hot tub style experience, with strict instructions for cleaning etiquette before getting ...
... entirely. We thought we found one,
but it was the parking lot for a beauty salon, so we backed up a
one-way street to the parking lot we knew was just about 100m back.
After parking, we walked along a pedestrian shopping street. Bryan
tried to procure a working sim card for his phone, but left the
mobile phone store empty-handed. He believed the solution was lost in
translation and was unconvinced that it wouldn't be possible. ...