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... water they traditionally used large, wooden paddles to stir the water. That way the water was cooled off without diluting it. This is accompanied by the singing of a local folk song.
As luck would have it we then watch the Kōsenji hanamatsuri which is about to begin right after the Yumomi show. The children of the kindergarten near the Buddhist temple of Kōsenji pull an elephant made of paper around the Yubatake in celebration of ...
... descend and after seeing threatening clouds it finally starts to rain. Kusatsu is located at about 1200 meters and there is a lot of greenery everywhere. The GPS takes us straight to the hotel, no problems there! Hotel Village, located just outside of the village of Kusatsu. It pours and the bellman greets us with one of those typical transparent plastic umbrellas they use in Japan which he hands to me. At the registration desk we are helped by a kind young ...
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 ...
Nothing huge planned today, only visiting the shopping center AEON.
The day before was cold, we were bit tired, so we started the day more late and more slow.
Since some days the sister is proposing me a breakfast with the bread from Costco supermarket. I just have to warm it in the grill.
Today there were no breakfast foreseen, but while he was in the shower I quickly warm a bread, I was starving too much.
Got a chestnut ice cream while in the ...
... 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 ...