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This morning i got rudely awakened by the innkeeper. They have some kind of wake up service but that consists of turning on the light which shines directly into your eyes. I got up and packed all my stuff in my backpack and went to the bathroom to wash myself. But it was closed and when i asked the guy at the reception he told me that there's no bathing in the morning. So i just briefly washed myself. In the meantime they had made breakfast and a riceball for me to eat for ...
... bath all to myself. (Oh boy a real hot bath) The rooms don't have locks but that doesn't seem to matter (what a liberating feeling, knowing that you don't need to lock yourself in to be safe). After making up my bed i went to the bath (which was really hot!) and after soaking a bit and resting, i got down to get myself dinner.
The dinner was delicious. The japanese have a thing about making their food not only tasty but ...
... area. Much time spent with the monkeys, they are very comfortable with tourists. One alpha male who tends to get angry if you upset him by getting too close. Beautiful spring melt snow all around and the walk back is beautiful. Back near hotel many black suited guys with earpieces and police everywhere.
Back to the hotel to be shown Japanese room ......we did not book this so anxious staff hurried us out of the way. We later found out that the Japanese Prince was at hotel from ...
... headed out to try and find something else on our stretch of road but everything appeared to be shut so we found a Lawsons corner shop and settled for some fried chicken to take back to the room. We slept very well that night sleeping on traditional tatami beds on the floor.
The next day we woke up early and put on our traditonal Japanese clothing called a Yukata, which is a thin kimono. We went downstairs and was treated to a very nice ...
... Kusatsu had lots of charm and ambience. I'd love to go back there with my wife, Amy, one of these days.
I left Yudanaka in bright sunshine with some spotty cloud cover. I was even worried about getting sun burned again so I lathered on the sun screen and wore my sun sleeves since the sun at higher elevations can be very strong. However, the weather would turn out to be quite challenging.
Right from leaving the hotel, the road went pretty well straight up ...
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