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... my third tour and even more convinced that Japan compares to France, Italy and other countries that one usually thinks of as a terrific place for a cycling tour. However, Japan as a cycling destination comes with caveats. Weather can be a variable for any cycling destination but Japan is subject to monsoons in June and typhoons in September. The recent one that affected me was unusually late for typhoon season (perhaps due to El Nino?) Plus, the summers are uncomfortably hot ...
... 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 ...
... a trek.
I'm sometimes surprised at how your legs can push down on the pedals for thousands of revolutions during a long ride, especially when you're going uphill. You would think that your muscles would fatigue and give out, like when you're doing squats at the gym, even with a relatively light weight. I was able to keep chugging away albeit it was slow at times. Although I would stop to take some photos on the way up, after reaching the summit, I headed straight back ...
... enticing taste to what is beyond the turnstile.
Entry is a mere 1300 yen (AUD $13) .. and the park is open till 6pm at night.
The entire park covers an area of approx 22 acres.. that's a lot of watering to do!
Each season has it's own floral wonders..
We have missed the Cherry blossoms.. are too early for the rose gardens BUT boy , oh , boy are we on time for the Wisterias, Azaleas, ...
... background ...
(sorry I sound a bit too much Spaceballs, no ? The Spacballs cereals, Spaceballs t-shirt...).
Of course, you can find gashapon boxes a bit everywhere in Japan.
Kimono shop, another with so cute decoration around matsuri theme, the famous big candy shop I already discovered in Osaka.
And I finally saw the sign saying that the purikura area is forbidden for men, at least when they are alone. Yes, Japan is careful with perverts and ...