Unoshima Onsen Ryokan

5-10-1 Higashinamekawacho, Hitachi, Ibaraki, Kanto, 317-0052, Japan | Ryokan
 

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A travel blog entry by britadam

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... equipment that had just gone on a rampage in the mud (see above). Brittany even made soba (buckwheat noodles) and served it to customers in our hosts' restaurant (I am sure it was quite the experience for the customers to have a waitress that did not know what you were ordering, luckily the restaurant only served soba).

We only had one day off a week, and no internet, so we had to have fun the old fashion way, staring at the fire. We ...

Training!!

A travel blog entry by lani85

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... with our lovely 1 hr time difference). I still can't believe how well we all get along. They feel like family now.

Training was intense/ boring/ interesting/ looooong but we got through it. The first weekend we had the sunday to explore so Steve, Geoff and I went to Shinjuku to look around. It's such a cool city, there was this bamboo filled alleyway with trees and greenery just a street away from the main street. The trees blocked out the city noise so it ...

Boxing day (if youre in NZ lol)

A travel blog entry by j-san

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... was this speed/reaction based card game which was quite fun (also the reason the blog is going up a bit late - expect it to happen again :p)
Apparently the prefecture north of us had a metre of snow today and lots of cars got trapped, but it was actually quite warm here/Mito. I STILL LIVE IN HOPE!
Meeting the mayor tomorrow and doing a tea ceremony as well. Will report back tomorrow. :)
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Further Tokai-mura Adventures

A travel blog entry by bassalleckj

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Today we had a free day before Bernd's J-PARC shifts and before the late-season typhoon hits that’s bearing down on us … heavy rain in store the next 2-3 days. It has cooled off a lot, was cloudy, and there was a brisk wind, but it was still nice to get out and get some fresh air. We rode our bikes to other parts of town we hadn’t explored yet. We have a nice map ...

Kasama Chrysanthemum Festival

A travel blog entry by bassalleckj

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Kasama is a town about an hour inland from here. It is known for its pottery and its important Inari Shrine. Inari is the spirit of grains, productivity, and good business. The fox is considered the messenger of Inari, and so there are many stone foxes. Chrysanthemums are a big deal this time of year here in Japan, and many places have chrysanthemum festivals. Kasama held the very first chrysanthemum festival 103 years ago and has been ...

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This ryokan, located on 5-10-1 Higashinamekawacho, Hitachi, is near Odira Museum.
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