Akita View Hotel
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After getting up, we headed to Shibuya train station. Here there is a statue of a dog named Hachikō, who would meet his master at this station when he returned home each day. One day his master died and did not return but the faithful dog continued to go to the station to wait for his friend every day, for 9 more years, until he himself died. It was a very touching story which became a national inspiration, hence the statue.
We then headed towards a nearby park, getting a ...
... 10.14am along the coast, arriving at 12.51pm. We had to buy our lunch at Niigata to have on the train.
We have almost two hours or so at Sakata before catching the next train to Akita. In that time, we went to the Homma Art Museum. The paintings there were what I imagined Japanese art to be, very simple but elegant. It was mainly from one artist. We went to the gardens around the museum and there was a house ...
... where the Lawson's line was about 50. Back at the train station we were herded into various gates based on what train you had tickets for. We made the next to last train of the night......got home at 0330hrs Sunday. LONG day! But a good experience :)
Be sure to enjoy the videos I've uploaded. ...or for even better quality video, thry looking up Ōmagari Fireworks on YouTube.
Sad to already leave this wonderful ryokan at the lake, we took the hotel bus to the public bus who droped us at the JR station. We start to have more conversations as people who spend as well a night go back to Tokyo and speak English.
The trainride was a little difficult as the trains were full and we had to ...
... a tourist destination.
Not so much English spoken here but have managed OK to get feed and watered. In fact the food I have had the last couple of days has been superb.
Also in Sapporo I had some really nice curry soups ( with a chicken leg and veges ) I will have to learn how to make that.
A comment on the houses. In the main they are really basic. Either a square or a rectangular box. Often two stories but ...