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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 ...
... and we need help finding the Japanese restaurant. As it turns out we are the only people in the Japanese restaurant, the first course of our Kaiseki dinner is already waiting for us on our table. One of the courses is pork Shabu-Shabu, quite tasty! Also some sashimi, tempura, broiled fish, egg custard and of course rice and soup at the end. Well prepared and nicely presented, but the Kaiseki dinner we had two years ago in the Sekitei Ryokan was the best we ever ...
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 ...
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(sorry I sound a bit too much Spaceballs, no ? The Spacballs cereals, Spaceballs t-shirt...).
Of course, you can find gashapon boxes a bit everywhere in Japan.
Kimono shop, another with so cute decoration around matsuri theme, the famous big candy shop I already discovered in Osaka.
And I finally saw the sign saying that the purikura area is forbidden for men, at least when they are alone. Yes, Japan is careful with perverts and ...
Going to see the winter cherry trees. First we go to Jô Mine Koen.
We arrive when it's still a bit light, and wait until it's dark to get some illuminations.
At arrival we had a nice view over the lake. then we went to the park itself.
There were not so much flowers blooming, a bit too early in the season, but it was nice to catch sakura and momiji at same time.
Little stop at the local shop, there were plenty vegetables, ...