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... superb private gardens that you can walk through. The artist Nakajima lived here so we went to see his work mostly depicting cherry blossoms, but there were works by other artists that to our surprise included Ayers Rock (Uluru). A lovely young woman saw me looking at a tree I clearly did not recognise. She explained it was a chestnut tree and showed me the hairy brown fruit, and said the little lane we were standing in was called ...
... salad, pumpkin soup, pork tenderloin and apple compote for dessert. The dessert even came with a special greeting as I had been chatting with my friendly server, Fidea. Fidea was originally from Tanzania, married a Japanese man and has been in Japan now for 19 years. She speaks fluent Japanese and a little English. To make the day even better, the whole meal came to 3,000 yen or about CDN $35, an unbelievable price for the quality of the food and the ...
... tub or having fun with the lady monkeys, it would be a no-brainer.
It was a little over 20 km from the train station to get to Yudanaka and the snow monkeys and I took a route that ran up by the side of the mountain and through fields of fruit trees. The view of the valley below and the mountains rising sharply above it was gorgeous.
With no luck at the snow monkey park, I headed back to the train station to get my gear out from ...
Woke early and caught a taxi to Ueno station. JR Shinkansen to Nagano, then electric train on the Nagano dentetsuline to Yudanaka. Walked up to our accomodation - Shimaya. Mr Yumoto is very helpful. He drove us to the snow monkeys, then we walked 1.6 km through the forest to see the monkeys. They were everywhere, little babies, sitting in the hot spring, picking nits from each other and ...
... water they traditionally used large, wooden paddles to stir the water. That way the water was cooled off without diluting it. This is accompanied by the singing of a local folk song.
As luck would have it we then watch the Kōsenji hanamatsuri which is about to begin right after the Yumomi show. The children of the kindergarten near the Buddhist temple of Kōsenji pull an elephant made of paper around the Yubatake in celebration of ...