First let me just say "Don't drink and drive!" no shock horror here, just a plain message in a fun style.
Waiting to goto the spa
The kids are impatient
We went to a hotel spa in Komoro, it was much posher than the public spa but a lot smaller. Granda managed not to get lost or lose his clothes this time! For obvious reasons I didn’t take any photos there as we’re naked again 🙂 Afterwards we had lunch which was a Chinese banquet – very nice i especially liked the noodles. Not sure why I didn’t take photos of that, maybe just focusing on the food 🙂 Can’t be taking photos all the time.
This is ueda old town, it's much more cheerful that Komoro old town with lots of small craft shops.
Lovely old shops
Another Sake shop, this one has been going 300 years!
This is a tea room
it's very small inside, just room for one
These owls are a local symbol, we see them everywhere
dolls and sake, theres a pattern beginning to emerge
more cute owls
This shop seems to specialise in old boxes and pieces of wood - how do they survive?
They call it a town, but it's really just one street, still looks lovely
Another owl, I told you they were everywhere
Trees: on the roof!
A wood carving workshop
Mainly carved blocks and stamps and cards, the bears outside were misleading
More strange art
this looks like a chinese terracotta warrior
traditional noodle shop
Granda takes a well earned rest
another water feature, this one made the most beautiful sound
the river goes straight thru ueda old town
Christian artifacts embeded in blocks of rock! No idea what it means.
anyone know why they are embeded into rock?