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... sake which was surprisingly tasty. It’s a slightly lumpy milky looking liquid that has a spirit but sweet and sour flavours all at the same time. The locals make it as an offering for their autumn festival.
There are many photos around showing the village in the winter, covered in a thick layer of snow. Today however is very hot. Back on the bus our guide puts on a video and is quiet for the return journey, thank goodness.
... comes in from time to time. The Japanese seem oblivious to the heat. Despite the fact that we are in the mountains, the climate varies quite markedly over the year, hot and quite humid in the summer and autumn and covered in a thick layer of snow in the winter. Apparently the late colours are spectacular and that is one of the most popular times for tourists, alas we are too early for the colours.
Tonight’s dinner is similar to the previous night. ...
... literally do everything they can for you. The bathroom is a traditional Japanese design with with showers to one side and an onsen bathtub on the other which is fabulous to plunge into after a scrub. Of course there are a few nods to modernity - the flat screen tv, the fridge with complimentary beers and the most advanced toilet in the world. I'm not joking, this thing has a wireless digital control unit. In the hotel in Tokyo, take ...
... I was finished with my beef. In the morning we checked out the local market and then headed to a festival that was happening in the old part of town. It was an art and street meat festival! I love street meat! And there were booths selling every type everywhere, some sort of ninja drumming show....and some art to fill the space. First I had some sort of sticky round McDonald's hash brown looking thing....on a stick (of course)...it ...
... looking more luxurious than we would normally have gone for, but looking very much like the photos online. Having tried to check in, we were unfortunate enough to discover that the B&B part of the hotel was another five minutes uphill and the last shuttle bus had departed 10 minutes ago. They kindly did one last run up for us though. Our stay there was interesting to say the least. Not only did they not have our booking, but the room we ...
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