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The hazy days of summer - July in Toyama
Now onto my story....
As good fortune would have it, we avoided being hit by the typhoon that affected Southern Japan at the beginning of July. I know many of you were concerned. Honestly, I was pretty concerned myself. I've yet to experience a typhoon first hand, and am ...
... so I decided to skip. The next day we went to Shirakawago. It is a very tiny village that is Unesco world heritage and oh boy do I recommend it! It is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The mountain backdrop, water streams everywhere and the beautiful slanted roof wooden houses make this a must see if you come to Japan. Hordes of tourists of course but not as much as to perturb the enjoyment of this place. It was a bit tiring ...
... and our lives across the globe. Damn, I wish Australia was closer to California! Together , we were the inn's only guests. We floated around the premises in our kimonos which forced us to pay attention and enjoy the art of walking slowly and stay in tune with our sensory awareness. Again, Merrill and I were shutter bugs and only when our various devices ran out of battery and memory did we put them down and force ourselves to rely on our own ability to see and our own dwindling memory ...
... my team mates. Bliss was the word of the day.
Getting settled in
The circus is located in a field adjacent to a sizable baseball stadium, Alpen Stadium. (pictures to follow). It’s a pleasant location, away from the fray, largely surrounded by rice fields but still close enough to shopping to be convenient. It is also a 10 minute bike ride to the beach and a 30 minute bike ride to the base of the mountains. I arrived in this ...
When we left, I once again had no seatbelt so I jerked around. When we got there, it was just me and Quinn so I read and waited for everyone else to come.
When everyone arrived, we left and went into the van. We drove up to Shirakawa-go village and on the way, there were a ton of tunnels. One stretched 7 Miles long!
The view was amazing and everyone was interested in this pretty caterpillar. The guide ...
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Other places to stay in Nanto
7471-8 Fukumitsu, Nanto | Ryokanfrom $157