Suzumeno Oyado Isobekan
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... we went to a restaurant that specialises in Okonomiyaki. These are a spiced crepe or pancake where ingredients are often particular to a certain locality. They were flavoured with a Worcestershire type sauce and were really very tasty - you order from a range of meats or even a combination. This type of eating is really cheap - dinner and drinks (beers and soft drink) tonight cost 9100 Yen (~ $95) for all 11 of us. I ...
... and seaweed rolls, Andrew and I both ordered proper Sushi dishes. Mine had a steamed prawn, and at least 3 types of raw fish along with tofu and some other unidentifiable stuff that tasted OK. You get a good dab of wasabi with it, and the deal is to mix it into a few tablespoons of soy sauce to dip the food into. I really quite enjoyed it.
After dinner we went into the Onsens for half an hour or so. Tomorrow we might try a public onsen ...
... and inns to provide onsen water. Bathers are separated into men and women who each get their own facility. You go in and sit on a stool in front of a washing station and clean yourself before going in to the pool. The twist is that everyone is doing this in the nude but it's an incredible liberating feeling to soak in the pool with nothing on. You're not even allowed to bring a towel into the onsen water to cover yourself up. After today's ride ...
... is about 15 km from downtown Takasaki. This mountain is used for a cycling hill climb race every year. Here is an excerpt of a Canadian ex-pat in Japan that competed in last year's race.
As I had started at around 5:30 AM, it was just beginning to get bright and there was very little traffic on the roads. I had planned the route the day before and uploaded it to my ...
... I made it to a gas station a nerve wrecking 45 minutes later. After my tank had gas I was able to once again focus on driving and it wasn't too bad apart from the constant windings in the mountains. Training was insightful and gave me the confidence once again that this task is not going to be that difficult and that there will be plenty fun along the way. I met the other ALTs in my prefecture ...