Mountain and good food!

30 04 2012

Full day spent on the monutain close to Komoro, last stop before getting tomorrow to Saku and starting the Aikido part of the trip.

Today we went up to Takamine heights in order to get a betrer closer view of Asama vulcan.. but the easy walk the mountain according to my hiking book became quite challenging because of the last snow of the season and not good enough equipment on our side.

Still we had some interesting walk, and then good relaxing time and a wonderful visit to the local onsen with the water naturally heated by the vulcano.

Then back in town we visited one last “breath” of sakura season, in a nice park around an old castle area with very special cherry trees.

For some unknown reasons I cannot upload pictures.. but this pc here is terrible..

So, good night folks.. from tomorrow Aikido in Saku dojo!!

PS I hate Japanese keyboard!!!


Komoro and Asama mountain

30 04 2012

Japan, yeah!!!

We came yesterday to this little town in Nagano prefecture called Komoro and today we will go toaward the vulcan Asama to have a "closer" look to the mountain.

Since from tomorrow we will have Aikido, we are not going for too long walk, you know, old people will struggle soon!

Weather not so warm, little cloudy. Probably the visibility will not be too good, but this is Japan, it’s good anyway!!