Monday, May 2, 2011

Places visited

Sunset view from Yokote Yama at Shiga Kogen, Yamanouchi-machi, Nagano-ken
For our Japan honeymoon trip we went to the following places over 15 days:

- Tokyo (Ueno only)
Yamanouchi-machi, Nagano-ken
- Shiga Kogen
- Yudanaka Onsen
- Gero Onsen
- Takayama
- Miyajima
- Yoshino

(Places marked - indicates day trip. We did not stay overnight there.)

My pick for favourite place had to be Yamanouchi-machi. The place is quiet, but full of characters...well it is where the snow monkeys of Jigokudani Park. I do love the monkeys, the onsen (We stayed at the lovely Biyu no Yado which had onsen facilities).... the snow mountains in this area is also amazing! T and I had really great fun going up Yokote Yama with Craig from Snow Monkey Japan who took us snow shoeing. What an experience! ^^ T also took to the idea of onsen like a duck to water.... lol

T on the other hand fell in love with Hakata. All because of Tonkotsu Ramen. Enough said. 

Nagoya turned out to be a very good surprise. It is actually packed with great places to visit. Noritake no Mori satisfied my china obsession.... and the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry & Technology satisfied T's technology obsession. The Meguru Bus was handy too!

But we agreed that the best places in Japan are the quiet ones... they really are truly hidden gems.
These places are places we hoped to visit again! ^^

From me to u.

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