Toyoko Inn Toyama Ekimae Takaramachi
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... in the world, and the snow tunnel is pretty amazing. This year the snow tunnel is 19 metres high. Now that is a lot of snow
After visiting the tunnel i head off on foot to see the frozen lake and some mountain views. Its not that cold up here, probably around 5 to 6 degrees. Walking through the ankle deep snow is hard work so i dont notice the cold.
Now its time to queue again to get down the mountain. I arrive back at the hotel around 7pm. What a great day.
... that Owen would make this hotel his usual one in the area as he normally stays at another hotel. The head chef came out as well. They both received their plaudits.
We were offered an early morning tour of the area at 6.30am tomorrow. Most of us said that we would go, so it would be an early start. The tour would only take an hour so we would have to have breakfast on our return and to check out at 8.30am the next day.
... cold on the return trip in the open carriages but worth the views.
When we returned to the station, Owen was waiting for us with the bus. We had enough time for a quick shower and dressed in the traditional formal yukatas for dinner. Dinner was a sampling of different food types. I had to disgrace myself in the eyes of the Japanese by cooking my sashimi. I don't do raw fish, tuna or prawns. We had wagyu beef that we had ...
... to everything on the road. But after reaching the first rest area, I had felt quite confident. Aqua, the small Prius hybrid car by Toyota is quite smooth, quiet, and oil-saving. The screen shows the oil consumption by km/liter, and the number usually fluctuated between 25-35. (On the last day when I filled the tank, we only consumed 21 liters for 600+ km! around 30 km/l, very impressive!)
The drive up the mountain ...
... we are able to find the humor and laugh at the absurdity of it all that we really start living.
In my current line of work, the genuine daily challenges I face are primarily related to the physical realm. My body is my instrument, and let me tell you folks, it's not a new model! I have to take care of it and live up to the often demanding schedule, without compliant, day after day. Additionally, what I do is dangerous. I used to be certain of my place in this ...