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... sans-serif; line-height: normal;">I leave the local train and the other, mostly snoozing, passengers behind and walk into the tourist office where 3 accurately placed desks are set up to help incoming guests. Now I find it rather difficult not to smile at the charming way a lady uses a highlighter to show me where to turn right and left on a japanese map whilst a guy attempts to say left and right. Later in the day I discover that everyone here is very helpful and despite nearly no ...
... have an onsen, effectively a hot tub. The hot water comes from natural hot springs. Our ryokan has several onsens, public and private. If you go public, women are in one and men in another and of course you are naked. John and I decided to go private this time. There may be other times when we don’t have the choice!
There is very strict etiquette to be followed when using an onsen. Firstly you must wash yourself down with soap and water, ...
Wednesday, June 19th: Was going to head to Matsumoto castle today. But due to me having a headache all morning, along with all the heavy rain, we did not go. It is our last day in Nagano, but there will be other castles we can see that are hopefully just as good. The evening was quite relaxed. Almost everyone was in the kitchen/dining area, sharing snacks and talking about our experiences and our own countries. Having been only 4 guests at the hostel last night, ...
Tuesday, June 18th: Woke up today with no energy and hardly any appetite. But considering the pace we have had to keep since we got here perhaps it is not so strange. I spent the first half of the day in bed, listening to Harry Potter on audio book. Outside the rain was falling again as ...
... bit giving me a small opportunity to practice my Japanese skills, but their English was really good too which helped a lot.
After that I continued down Main Street looking for stores, but it seems clothes are generally quite expensive in Japan, or perhaps I am looking in the wrong stores. I decided to head up to the temple instead and just relax in the temple garden, but on my way there I stopped at a pharmacy to ask if they had some aloe vera gel for ...
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