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(Yves a la plume)
Réveil matinal. Yves descend en yukata pour un bain chaud. La petite pancarte est devant la porte. Penaud, il s'apprête à remonter lorsque M. Yumoto l'aperçoit. "hot bath?", il se précipite et évince le couple qui occupait le bain (ils étaient sur le point de sortir de toute façon). A 8h moins deux, le téléphone de la …
We woke up early and set off in very wet conditions from Tokyo heading for the main train station. We boarded a Shinkansen a high speed bullet train that went from Tokyo to Nagano. These trains can travel at speeds of 190 mph. Before we knew it we were at Nagano and swapped over to the Electric railway bound for the mountain town of Yudanaka. When …
... gifts into my hands and disappeared before I could properly thank them.
I've also learned that the Japanese language is HARD! Americans who live here 40 years still struggle. There are three kinds of script. Their years are counted from the beginning of an emporer's reign, so saying 1965, requires a consultation between them to figure out the year! I have learned to count to 10 and say thank you, but I can't imagine learning the ...
After 4 days in the bustling metropolis of tokyo, we headed out to the tranquil Japanese alps. We stayed in a traditional Japanese hotel called a ryokan, complete with many sets of slippers and shoes for different occasions. We slept on futons made for us every night with tatami mats covering the whole room. The town we stayed in, shibu onsen, is known for its onsens or traditional hot baths. Each bath uses water from hot springs ...
... had him quickly rise to become the Train Master.
Paul (Me): Along for the ride and cultural experience, being the only person with a camera, I was the Photo Master, responsible for documenting our trip through the lens of my Lumix TZ40.
Hikari: Hostel worker who was present for most of our stay.
Orie: Owner of 1166 Backpackers, where we stayed in Nagano.
Night in Nagano
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