We spent the morning checking out our new 74 sq m (about 740 sq ft.) apartment. Dave likes it so we are going to sign a contract. It is smack in the middle of town so no driving needed. Loved it!!
We rented a car in the pm and went for a drive in search of cross country ski resort. We saw lots of ski lifts at Mount Bandai for downhill skiing but there isn’t a specific nordic area. So, we hope we will find one when the snow comes. It is a pretty area but the ski mountains did not appear to be as tall as the ones around Truckee.
On Sunday we drove towards the Shimogo area where we visited an old village that was restored. All the buildings had thatched roof and there were hundreds of visitors in cars, buses, etc. There were alot of food vendors selling dried seaweed, cookies, trinkets, ceramics and lots of restaurants too. We did the round and got out of there as fast as we could – too many people!
The drive around there was very pretty – with deep deep gorges and layers upon layers of mountains. Pictures we took came out well. Pity I left my camera usb cable back home! Wherever there were flat land in between mountain ranges, people farm or plant rice. Most of the rice have been harvested and I took several pictures of different haystacks in the middle of rice fields, some are round like they have in France, only on a smaller (much smaller) scale and also triagular ones that were pretty neat.