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Oct 17, 2011 - Ohara, a peaceful day away from the city

Today was lovely—relaxed, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It was less humid, with beautiful sunshine and blue skies. We took a subway, then a bus to the village of Ohara, up in the mountains, northeast of Kyoto. Spent quite awhile just walking through rice paddies, neighborhoods, etc. Douglas stopped us every once in awhile for a mini-lecture on pruning or to talk with local people whose live holds some interest for him. About the time we were thinking we needed a break, we got one! The Ashiyu Tea House and Foot Spa was just...

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