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The breakfast buffet was Japanese and Western and offered a large variety of items. It was served in a large hall overlooking the garden. We took the hotel shuttle to the center of Kusatsu and were dropped off at the bus station. After a short walk we arrived at the square where the Yubatake or the hot water field is. The hot spring water in Kusatsu has one of the highest temperatures of spring water in Japan, the temperature measures 94 Celsius. The Yubatake ...
We board the Hokuriko Shinkansen to Nagano at Tokyo Station. The Hokuriko Line was launched March 14, 2015, and connects Tokyo to Kanazawa. After the train arrives in Tokyo from Kanazawa a cleaning crew boards the train to clean it before passengers are allowed to enter. The train has comfy seats and we love the very smooth and ultra quiet trainride. We arrive 90 minutes later in Nagano where we booked a car with Nippon Rental Car, their office is just outside ...
... at Karuizawa outlet. It was first "Discovered" and promoted as a mountain resort by Western residents of Japan. you can also indulge in some of the many leisure activities available, such as bowling, golf and cycling around town (own expenses). Overnight at Ski ...
Nothing huge planned today, only visiting the shopping center AEON.
The day before was cold, we were bit tired, so we started the day more late and more slow.
Since some days the sister is proposing me a breakfast with the bread from Costco supermarket. I just have to warm it in the grill.
Today there were no breakfast foreseen, but while he was in the shower I quickly warm a bread, I was starving too much.
Got a chestnut ice cream while in the ...
... sweets... and grasshoper.
I finally saw how looks the konyaku root, used to make the famous konyaku batake.
So, after the shop, the night arrived, and illuminations started. We had to follow the way with many yellow lights, we arrived at a kind of light village, with some Xmas decorations.
After to have walked and took pictures all around, we leave that place, and drive to Sakurayama, hoping to get a bit ...