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kyoto day 2

Once agin this morning the outdoor onset was full of oranges – strange but cool. It gave the water a zesty kind of smell. We had pretzels from Auntie Annie’s for breakfast – they were just as good as the American ones! Today’s list of things to see what a bit …

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After a morning trip to the Onsen (for some reason the outdoor bath was full of oranges floating around in the water) we headed out for breakfast. We struggled a bit to find somewhere before settling on a coffee shop under the train station. Their coffee was surprisingly good! We …

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kyoto bound

We enjoyed our final breakfast with Sarah & Brad at the same cafe as yesterday. Again with it being so close to the hotel it was quite convenient. It was their last day in Tokyo so they had quite a few things on the list to get done, and we …

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the modern

This morning we dined at a local French inspired bakery at the end of the plaza terrace just outside our hotel. The …

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the traditional

We treated ourselves to the hotel buffet this morning. It was great for the price, and came complete with an egg chef …

return to tokyo

We woke to a beautiful clear day – a far cry from yesterday! We were quietly happy as it meant our wait …

nozawa onsen

Nozawa Onsen is a village located in Nagano Prefecture. It’s located about 1.5 hours by bus from Nagano City and is a hot spring …

snow monkeys

On our last day in Nozawa Onsen we all agreed that that we would visit the snow monkeys which are a ‘must …

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day 3 on the snow

We woke to blue skys and fresh powder thanks to all the snow overnight. For a warm up we hit run 33 …

third time lucky

Thankfully the third set of boots worked a treat – to be honest they were slightly on the large size, but I …