Hotaru no Yu
Travel Blogs from Nasushiobara
... these villages have become a very popular tourist area, and no wonder, the houses are snuggled into an idyllic valley, surrounded by forests and mountains. Really beautiful.
Most of the houses had very nice gardens, not very large, but the ones we saw had a little water feature, sometimes a very small bridge. Not many flowers out although I did see some buds on trees and a couple of green shoots.
We went to the observation ...
... this ancient art is some 1300 years old, and was created to give thanks for the gift of water.
There were a few outdoor performances, with much sword waving and drum beating. All very enjoyable, particularly the special events the ninjas put on for the kids, where they trained in the various arts of star throwing, agility and sword play. The delight on the faces of the kids was a joy to behold.
On the way out, ...
... pigeons and doves carved into the decorative fence that surrounds the temple, With the dark pine trees as a backing, this who place was amazing. There was a very strong Chinese influence to the many buildings.
We left the temple complex and headed for town, where we had to link up with our pick up to the hotel, stopping on the way to town to have a late lunch. We had similar meals, one with chicken on skewers, with rice and noodles and ...
Ben: The last two days have been pretty epic. First up Disneyland! We started the day by getting some brunch at Kobuchi-ya, a small vegan macrobiotic cafe is Akasaka. Food was great, perfect way to begin the day before heading into one of the most vegan unfriendly places in Tokyo!
After we filled up, we headed into the fantasy mecca that is Disneyland! Tokyo's version of the park was the first Disneyland built outside of the U.S. and first opened in 1983. I have to ...
... available so you create your own drink. We had to laugh when we put the green tea powder in the soya sauce thinking it was powder wasabi because we didn't know better hahaha Silly tourists. ooooweee and is there wasabi ever spicy here!
Later that evening, Eric arrived from Akita to spend a couple of days with us in Tokyo before having to head back north. It was great to catch up and hear all about his experiences in Japan teaching English thus ...
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