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Dinner tonight is in their French restaurant. We are welcomed by an English speaking waiter from Sri Lanka. Knowing he would have English speaking guests, he had kindly translated tonight's menu into English and printed it out for us. The food is surprisingly delicious and beautifully plated, you don't quite expect a French chef in a family type resort in Kusatsu. As it turns out the chef had worked at the embassy in Italy which explains it ...
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 ...
... plan was to have a meal at the shopping center.
So we finally depart and held to AEON. Indeed it's a big place, with many restaurants, many shops of everything you need.
Meal time first ! Katsudon ! Really good ... there is a salad with some tofu. Still not fan of tofu, but at least I can eat it more often than before.
Yes, there is a picture of the toilets... I found that too classy. Chairs available in front of the mirror, never seen that at least ...
... peaceful, although a bit cold.
I made again some shots overthere.
The good point is that, when you visit some parks during the evening, they add nice soft lights to show the trees.
At a moment the path in the mountain was blocked, we couldn't access all areas. It was dark, not lighted, better to not get lost or fall overthere. So we decided to go back and reach the car.
On the way to go back, it was a bit ...