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What a magic day. In the morning we made fresh tracks through powder knee deep, which was magic. Later we did some off piste skiing through waist deep powder which was fun but tricky. Fell once, and couldn't get out of the snow to put the skis on! In the afternoon we did shorter runs through soft powder until the pain made us stop for the day Hot bath with beer to finish off the ...
... in the form of a pitstop for the Buta-don. For 850 yen, we had a delicious bowl of freshly made but a don with a bowl of miso soup and some tea. All prepared by the group of senior citizens who looked to be in charge of operating the rest stop restaurant. Yet another moment of inspiration for the way the elderly conduct their day to day activity while staying as productive as they can be. Respect to that and made sure I finish my Buta-don.
... the Ohashi Cherry Farm. It was one of the most interesting experience of this trip. It could be my bias for cherry - one of my favourite fruits. For 1000 yen, you eat all you can in the cherry field. It was mind boggling for a city person to be picking cherries from a cherry tree. Before this, I had no clue what a cherry tree even looked like! After cherry ...
... till fellow travelers started to blog about the beauty of Biei and why it deserved a visit on its own.
There are smaller flower farms to see along the way, but they are much smaller in scale to those in Furano. And just as touristy.
The highlight is definitely the sake testing. The non premium sake tasting Is free. The few premium sake they do charge a nominal fee. For 150 yen, I tasted a full to the brim cup of the most expensive premium sake. Which we eventually bought. Think it was about 5940 yen. When compared side by side, the difference in quality was ...
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