Toyoko Inn Aizu Wakamatsu Ekimae
Travel Blogs from Aizuwakamatsu
... looking from what i know!
Today confirmed what i knew about Japanese: they are not very fit and ready to walk! After getting the city map from the tourist information and telling the lady we wanted to walk everywhere, she looked horrified. I also noticed that Japanese don't walk up the escalator ever and generally speaking walk very slow.
Walking all around this town yesterday, about 10km walk in total, with various historical sights mainly about the young samurai's that committed mass suicide here at the time of the civil war (1868). Also quite impressive is the Tsuruga-jo castle, totally destroyed but rebuilt for us to visit.
Yesterday Shana and I got to ride the Shinkansen which is the very fast bullet train that runs around Japan. Train rides in and of themselves are pretty boring. You just sort of sit there and read or whatever. However I did see some funny, interesting and cool things from the train as we zoomed out of Tokyo and north to Shin Shirakawa.
Driving Ranges: The gold driving ranges in Tokyo are like 5 to ...
August 10 - 14 2012, Cycling holiday: Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Tohoku, Japan
Day 1: arrived in Aizu Wakamatsu: Tsuruga Castle, Mt.Iimori, Byakkotai hill, Sazaedo Pagoda
Day 2: Cycled up into the mountains to Ouichijuku
Day 3: Rented ...
... lush green hillside and hearing the water rushing below. A wonderful sensation. We tried the other pools, too -- two inside and two outside. They all vary in size and temperature.
We had requested dinner at 7 pm. We were led to a private room with tatami mats, and a large low table and "chairs" that are like stadium seats. They're beautiful cushions with contoured backs for support. They were actually quite comfortable.
The meal ...