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... the cranks and feeling the burn in my legs and the air passing by.
As I rode along, I tried to summarize what this trip had meant to me. What is it that attracts me to Japan and why do I want to cycle here? Japan had never been on my radar until I met Amy. As her family is from Taiwan and her parents grew up during the Japanese occupation of the country, they were schooled in Japanese and spoke it at home. Plus, her family had lived in Japan for a few years and ...
... a road side stand selling red bean pastries, a classic Asian dessert. It was a pancake-like batter with a red bean paste filling. The price was an amazing 100 yen for three. If this were Tokyo, they would operate out of a boutique in Ginza and charge you 100 yen for one. People were buying 15 at a time for 500 yen and the woman was bagging them and wrapping the bag with nice wrapping paper. Even a roadside stand ...
... like a million yen (or, at today's exchange rate, about CDN$11,000).
Dinner was another veritable feast and I was able to strike up a conversation with four other guests who were also staying at the inn. One of them remarked how great the meal was and how the innkeeper is an excellent cook. So true, all the meals at the inn have been excellent.
The next morning, I sat down to breakfast with some sadness. Originally, I had only reserved for two nights but ...
... So subtle and pleasant..
Two large fuji trees are 143 years old and their branches are supported to create a huge umbrella of blue fuji flowers. Everywhere you look is another wonderful display.. the tiered petunia boxes on the ponds, the archway over the footbridge, the There is also a long tunnel of white fuji flowers.. the azalea bushes are of all sizes and colours .. spectacular!
After breakfast, transfer to Karuizawa. Today you can relax and enjoy the skiing, snowboarding and shopping at Karuizawa. Karuizawa Outlet is an upmarket mountain resort at the foot of the active volcano Mount Asama in Nagano Prefecture. You can enjoy discount up to ...