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We spent 2 fun days, cruising on the lake, riding scenic cable cars up and over the mountains, buses shuttling us around from point to point, and a tramway taking us up to our mountainside hotel. Even the train ride there was a unique experience, a small train chugging up the mountain, with a few switchbacks along the way to overcome the steep climb. I could swear I heard it ...
... Mt Fuji.
That pretty much filled in the day as we got back to our accommodation just in time for dinner. I enjoyed today's meal a bit more than last nights.
Now we have packed all our stuff ready to head off to Takayama tomorrow and I've spent some time relaxing in the Onsen for the last time.
... we have a private one. None of us are keen to go naked with other people.
Dinner was very interesting we had a traditional Japanese meal I didn't like the seafood but the pork and chicken dishes were really nice.
After dinner we returned to our room and I finally got to enjoy some time in the onsen.
Now I'm relaxed and ready to sleep.
... jacuzzi and steamed in our sauna. Monday morning we decided to have a traditional Japanese breakfast, again served in our room. Grilled fish was great, but I drew the line at baby sardines. You could see their tiny silver eyes, not something I normally want to wake up to! We took a cable car up the mountain and then a rope way across and down to Lake Ashi, where we were met by a pirate ship (random!) which took us across. We ...
... balcony looks like something out of a painting. It would be like if the hiking area near North Bend/Mt. Si had a resort town nestled in among its valleys, but with higher elevation. I'm not used to seeing low-flying clouds drift over the landscape to collide with green mountains like this - it's incredibly peaceful here.
Even coming out to the poorer, more rural areas of Japan, a constant source of astonishment to me is ...
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