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May 25, 2013 - Back to Tokyo

Today is our last full day in Japan. I started the day by getting up early to walk around the outside of the onsen hotel to take a few more photolos. As I was heading back to the waterfalls, I ran into an old man who started chatting with me when he realized that I am a foreigner. He was eager to show me some edible plant that grows on the steep bank of the river… he climbed down to pick one for me and it was actually something that we had at dinner last night. Since I could not have brought it home, I gave it to Nami. After the walk, I...

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May 24, 2013 - Kaikake Onsen

We started today with a lazy morning: Dan slept In while I spent time reading and catching up with journal writing. In the late morning, we packed the VW and all piled into the camper and headed further northwest to the Kaikake Onsen near the Yuzawa ski area. This is about two and a half hours away from Tokigawa and we had a brief stop at a rest area for lunch. We arrived at the onsen around 3pm and what a traditional and amazing looking establishment. We were shown to a very traditional room, complete with shoji doors, tatami mats, futons...

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