Hotel Spa and Ueda old town

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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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