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... Helen tried the White bean with cherry leaf which is the seasonal speciality which was really very good. Chris & Nia opted for the chocolate fillings. Full of sake & various foods we went to the castle which is heritage listed. Volunteers offer a free guiding service so we availed ourselves of this and had a very entertaining and informative two hours with our personal guide. We climbed right to the top of the castle and learnt a lot about castles and Japan in general. ...
... have tatami mats which must not be walked in in shoes. Nia likes them because it has a horsy stable smell (hay like smell). We have slippers for the hall area and special toilet slippers! There are no beds as the maids come to lay out the futon mattresses at 7pm. When Nia unpacked her bag she found her camera... After lunch we walked around the town which has lots of old houses and excellent craft shops. ...
... 8211; April 6th
Monday was our last day in Japan. We were flying out till later that evening so we had the morning in town then caught the bus and shinkansen back to Tokyo. We dropped our bags off at Tokyo station and walked around Ueno and Ginza before we caught the Narita express out to the airport and onto our flight home. It had been a great 10 day holiday – we can’t wait to come ...
... and delicious Sushi for the evening meal (followed by a hot Apple bun of course!)
Thursday - April 2nd
The nice thing about the rain on Wednesday was that it turned into 5-10 cms of fresh snow overnight! We caught the first gondola up in the morning and enjoyed the fresh snow on Yamabiko all morning with the sun out. It was glorious spring skiiing - fresh snow and 8 degrees! We certainly didnt need out thermals this trip! The evening meal was at the ...
... as a glass house when the sun is out.
Hattoji used to be and is still home to a complex of Buddhist temples dedicated to a branch which valued the importance of the mountains. Walking around the area you can be forgiven for getting lost in the breathtaking views and stopping to admire the many miniature shrines dotted around for the avid explorer to find.
Another boon for this location is that for 2 of my three days here I was by myself. It ...