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... specialty Shinshu Apple KitKats! Now all we need to find are the seasonal, carrot-flavored KitKats we have read about, and our quirky KitKat quest will be complete!
Unfortunately, we missed catching the express, direct train back from Yudanaka station to Nagano (by literally ~30 seconds! Talk about effiecient trains), we were forced to take the local train back. It felt very local, as we were the only tourists on the train and we stopped at every tiny stop on the ...
... hard to explore the temple area, so after watching some of the ceremonies we leave and will come back tomorrow.
The rain holds out for the procession, but it starts to drizzle as we leave the temple. Cant complain as we have been really lucky with the weather.
The rest of the days is spent wandering the main part of town
Plenty of blue sky this morning. So its off to the Zenjoki Temple to see what we ...
... are not as a high as the Alps the snow seems excellent.
The hotel at the airport was, well an airport hotel so not much write home about… but Japan on the other hand…
Can’t wait to chat to our Japanese friends back at JSK to explain what a country they’ve got.
I hope the kids remember and savour it as there won’t be many more interesting and fun countries they ...
... whole way even sharing scars – Thomas proudly showing his new edition from Hua Hin.
We pushed it a little bit and the last run down and Isabel ran out of fuel and melted down. To be fair she had done unbelievably well and was only her 4th day skiing and she was actually leading us all through the forest tracks but when she goes, she erupts!
... finished up with 2 knackered kids. Sinead had left the video recorder on the table in the restaurant and went back and there it was surrounded by hundreds of students. Great culture in Japan.
We got back to the resort and the kids played with their Aussie mates and we enjoyed some adults beers and 2 for 1 burgers followed by Mt Fuji chocolate lava cake which parents didn't get a sniff ...