TripAdvisor Reviews Yatsugawakan Chichibu
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... wide, which also meant that it was crowded. However, the sights on the Tokyo skyline were amazing and the temple near the top of the hill was impressive. But Takao-san is more of a gateway to the mountains behind it. That's were the real hiking started! Small slippery forest trails along steep cliffs. I followed some trails (photographing every Japanese direction marker I came across, as a modern type ...
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(sorry I sound a bit too much Spaceballs, no ? The Spacballs cereals, Spaceballs t-shirt...).
Of course, you can find gashapon boxes a bit everywhere in Japan.
Kimono shop, another with so cute decoration around matsuri theme, the famous big candy shop I already discovered in Osaka.
And I finally saw the sign saying that the purikura area is forbidden for men, at least when they are alone. Yes, Japan is careful with perverts and ...
... But it was still bit too early again.
We had to pay 500 yen to enter the area with the car, recieved a nice "pass" and drink ticket.
Indeed we recieved a ticket to get a free "amazake", a hot alcool made with rice, milky texture... I couldn't drink it in full, it's not strong but I'm far than milk lover.
At least it was warming my hands after the long walk in Sakurayama.
Walking the evening in woods, parks is ...
... temples are linked to cemetary, something I didn't see in Tokyo, Kyoto etc... So, you feel that you have to be even more respectful while visiting these places.
First temple was really small, but the "gate" building seemed so old. Others were a bit bigger, but also interesting. One of them was surrounded by barriers, engraved with red texts.
The visit ended and although it was not long, it was really interesting to walk in a ...
Today is colder, so I need to eat warm food.
The bathroom is just too cold, I can see my breath making smoke.
Today, the father is driving me to the station.
I will take a shinkansen to Omiya station, then get a local train to reach Miyahara to join the younger sister.
I'm in the station's waiting room, trying to keep warm, but the door is constantly opening.
Arrived at Omiya, just have 10min to catch the train for Miyahara. Finding the track was the ...