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... symbol of Kusatsu. Here, hot water from the spring's origin gushes down wooden channels made from five-centimeter thick pinewood still containing large amounts of resin. Fine quality pinewood or Japanese cypress rich in resin is the optimum choice of material to continuously withstand acidic spring water. This is why many inns still have old, wooden bathtubs made of similar materials. We were just in time to attend the Yumomi performance. To cool off the ...
... Shinkansen station. Friendly young man who tries his very best to speak English with us. We are given a Subaru Impreza. He kindly sets the GPS to "English" and enters the phone number of the hotel where we stay tonight. In Japan you enter phone numbers into a GPS system and no street names. Leaving Nagano on the tollway and stopping at the first, and as it turns out also the only rest stop for a quick bite. The sun is out and it is 23C....! Soon the ...
After breakfast, transfer to Karuizawa. Today you can relax and enjoy the skiing, snowboarding and shopping at Karuizawa. Karuizawa Outlet is an upmarket mountain resort at the foot of the active volcano Mount Asama in Nagano Prefecture. You can enjoy discount up to ...
And there are even explanations in French about the toilet paper replacement. Just 1 mistake, that in fact is just a word missing, not big deal!
A shop selling foreigner products, never heard about Desobry as Belgian brand, but there are so much, impossible to know all. Same goes for the truffes...
There was a funny shop with many goodies, a beer shaker to get more foam, spicy Street Fighter Curry, Gunma t-shirt (joke about Gunma), a manga with ...
... 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 ...