Nikko Park Lodge Tobu Ekimae
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... must be famous for dumplings because every one of these tiny restaurants sold them, so Matt and I wander in and are greeted by the owner and shown to our seats. So no one speaks English (once again, we don't expect them to), and we start pointing at the pictures of the dumplings on the menu. The guy starting saying meata, meata, and I figured out he was asking if we wanted meat dumplings, and I nodded profusely as I have been doing this whole ...
This morning Cole and I got up at 5:00 am and walked about a mile to
Tenmongu Shrine this morning. As we walked along the road, the buildings
became older and older as we approached the base of the mountain. The
architecture is very rustic and intricate. The 30 foot walls of the shrine
were covered in relief, and even a 6 inch bird had every single feather
depicted. Detail is very important here. This is also true to everyday
life. When the maids ...
The ink workshop we had was very interesting. We had to paint Mount Fuji along with the master. The placement of the marks was very important with the ink. You were not trying to make long flowing beautiful lines. Instead the rougher they appeared the better. Thankfully we had practice paper. After painting twice, the Sensei asked me if I found it easy; apparently he thought I caught on fast because he told me he liked ...
... for some lunch before our train back to Tokyo.
The ride was uneventful and I think we all slept a bit on the way back. That evening, Barry and I tried a popular place for tempura that was conveniently near our hotel. We got there at 9pm and the host warned us that they close at 10pm. We split a tasty 8 piece special meal with seafood and a 7 piece vegetable meal, and were out in about 30 minutes! Yummy and fast!
... also marked with red and pink ribbons so it's nearly impossible to get lost. But the snow is very weak at some point and so i fell through quite a lot, with a brown muddy shoe as a result. I also fell flat on my face a couple of times because the snow makes the walkway very slippery. I also tripped over branches a couple of times, resulting in a few bruises.
The hike became a bit easier as i walked around laze Ozenuma, although the snow was still very frustrating ...