Shiratori Kogen Hotel
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... decided to relax and escape the heat. It was around 37 degrees. Michal behaved bravely and faced the heat I must say. He almost passed out once or twice and did not complain... A lot. We went to an open air public pool. Clean, organised and cheap. And a bonus of a great view to Tokyo Tower. Goodbye Tokyo... You will stay forever in my ...
... t much to do after that but head back to the guesthouse and relax until dinner. After eating, a bunch of us headed downtown to see this small street festival. There was a concert band playing at one end of the street and a jazz band at the other. In the middle were many street vendors and one of the most clever ideas I have ever seen - a maze for children made out if boxes.m what a great use of boxes and an inexpensive activity to make for all the kids to play ...
I've mentioned this in an earlier post, but the transportation infrastructure in Japan is superb! This morning we had to catch a bus to get to the train station. Of course it was exactly on time. It was a regular city bus so nothing special in that way but what is interesting is the payment method. We had a pass for three days that allowed us to show it when we got on and then when we got off so we didn't have to pay each time. For those people who wanted just a single ticket, ...
... for me at least totally enjoyable and a learning experience to boot. There are a ton of pictures to go with as well as a few of Nanako's beautiful flower garden and idyllic potting shed. The garden itself is situated along a busy roadway and open for anyone to stop and smell the roses, literally. Feel free to comment on this post and I'll answer any questions I can for those who want to know more about the building! ...
... holiday or car but we decided it was a nice walk either way. So we had look around the shrine and headed back down. The shrine was very similar to the ones we had seen before but this one actually had the red gates that you regularly see in tour guides which were pleased to be able to see.
On the way back to our hotel we stopped off at the Takayama Jinya. This is the only government building from this time period still standing in Japan. It was ...
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