Hotel Spa and Ueda old town

Don't drink and drive
First let me just say "Don't drink and drive!" no shock horror here, just a plain message in a fun style.
the hotel
The hotel
Waiting to goto the spa
Waiting to goto the spa
The kids are impatient
The kids are impatient
Austin escapes!
Austin escapes!

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.
This is ueda old town, it's much more cheerful that Komoro old town with lots of small craft shops.
Lovely old shops
Lovely old shops
Another Sake shop, this one has been going 300 years!
Another Sake shop, this one has been going 300 years!
This is a tea room
This is a tea room
it's very small inside, just room for one
it's very small inside, just room for one
These owls are a local symbol, we see them everywhere
These owls are a local symbol, we see them everywhere
dolls and sake, theres a pattern beginning to emerge
dolls and sake, theres a pattern beginning to emerge
more cute owls
more cute owls
This shop seems to specialise in old boxes and pieces of wood - how do they survive?
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
They call it a town, but it's really just one street, still looks lovely
Another owl, I told you they were everywhere
Another owl, I told you they were everywhere
Trees: on the roof!
Trees: on the roof!
A wood carving workshop
A wood carving workshop
bears?
bears?
Mainly carved blocks and stamps and cards, the bears outside were misleading
Mainly carved blocks and stamps and cards, the bears outside were misleading
Small shrine
Small shrine
Water feature
Water feature
Strange art
Strange art
More strange art
More strange art
this looks like a chinese terracotta warrior
this looks like a chinese terracotta warrior
traditional noodle shop
traditional noodle shop
Granda takes a well earned rest
Granda takes a well earned rest
another water feature, this one made the most beautiful sound
another water feature, this one made the most beautiful sound
the river goes straight thru ueda old town
the river goes straight thru ueda old town
Cotton plants
Cotton plants
Christian artifacts embeded in blocks of rock! No idea what it means.
Christian artifacts embeded in blocks of rock! No idea what it means.
anyone know why they are embeded into rock?
anyone know why they are embeded into rock?

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