Travel Blogs from Hakuba-mura
... to two classes (combined) then we had a tour of the school. While we were touring the kid were getting ready in the Samurai house and buildings to present to us.
1st presentation: the Koyto again. I think I almost have that song memorized.
2nd. we were blind folded and had to make a face by being handed cut outs of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, eye brows. That was fun and I did a good job. (the kids said so, it must ...
The rain from the Typhoon was approaching but by the time the typhoon hit is it was weak and just brought on light rain.
I have a great parking story to tell but this is too long of an entry. Let's just say I look like the world's best parker next to Japanese people. Also you know its bad when I have to explain to the person what to do. To the girls credit it had been 5 years since she last drove. (maybe should not be driving us)
... hot, humid and cranky day for us we asked to stop at McDonald's. It was delicious: 2 cheeseburgers fries and Oreo flurry. I ate the first burger so fast I got hiccups. I took a shower as soon as I got home so that I felt human again.
At dinner my host said "Because it is so hot and for our health we have beer tonight with dinner." My kind of lady and just what I needed.
... didn't have to pay. This activity reminded me of "Painting with a Twist" Same flowers but everyone looked different.
Today was the festival day in Japan and nothing was done at the school. Today's festival other schools have been preparing for. Apparently there is a couple that comes to see each other on this day, they travel from far distances and only see each other once a year. I would not be in that relationship.
... We saw everything from snow to new flowers and waterfalls. I took lots of pictures here. We started at 9am and finished hiking at 3:30pm. We stopped halfway through and had lunch at the top of the mountain. It was amazing except for the bugs. It was so quiet and beautiful and peaceful!
After the hike we went to Onsen. (hot springs) it was awesome. We were separated by gender and you have to wash yourself first. In front ...