Wakatake no Sho - Bettei Sasane
Travel Blogs from Nikko
... grinning foolishly, I must add). While everyone around us was happily slurping noodles and we were waiting for our dumplings, I started listening to the music that was playing-It's the soundtrack to Frozen in Japanese. I had my moment-I realized I was in Utsunomiya, Japan in a train station, waiting for meata dumplings while on a journey to a Shinto-Buddhist holy place while listening to Disney music.I could not have been happier.
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... even have little plastic flowers inside of them to make them more attractive. The light poles normally have some kind of decoration or chandelier.
We were recommended to eat breakfast in the basement of a store called Mega. It is the largest store in Kiryu, and is kind of like their version of Walmart, but nicer. We wondered through it, noticing normally ordinary things but presented in a new way. The people must have thought ...
... it was a very nice meal, simple but delicious.
They took some pictures of me with Oze park in the background and i set of for the second part of my hike. This was going to be the longest and toughest one. almost 15km over snowy, mountainous terrain. The first part was relatively easy but steadily going up, through forrested terrain. There was definitely more snow in these higher parts of the park and sometimes the walkway was impossible to see. Thankfully the ...
... pleasing, from the more expensive restaurants to the most humble of Ekiben (station snack). It's a joy just to see the plates and cups with food arranged on the table. I took my time to enjoy all the different little flavors and after finishing my dinner went back to my room to get my ipad to update my blog again. Did i mention there's no internet here whatsoever? Lights are off in about 30 minutes (8.30pm) so it's early to bed tonight. Love it! ...