VACommuter's Shenanigans in Japan

Discussion in 'Asia' started by VACommuter, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. VACommuter

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    Grabbed a seat in this comfy lounge area.
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    Checked out the bike stowage area.
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    Many golf courses in Chiba. Lots of duffers heading over.
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    Minimal traffic.
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    Spinning around to let the cars out.
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    Rope way ride to the top of a mountain.
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    These things still make me nervous.
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    Sweet views though.
  3. VACommuter

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    Stray pussy.
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    If only I was as limber.....
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    Even with the rope away there was a ton of hiking to see the sights.
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    Started to warm up as well so we would bag a few of the highlights.
  4. VACommuter

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    Not very crowded.
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    Huge carving in the mountain.
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    Was headed here for the photo op but wife tapped out.
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    Drowned our sorrows in a frozen mango treat.
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  5. VACommuter

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    33B67174-95C0-4875-8D70-7C903FB8C6C9.jpeg Ropeway looked like it was trying to teabag the wife.
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    Next stop the temple built into the mountain side.
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    Lots of steps. Good thing they have the shin high chain to hold onto.
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    Looking down to the cemetery from the temple.
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    Heading back down the mountain.
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    Gear used to wash cemetery memorials by relatives.
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    Somebody left Buddha a cuppa joe.
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    Time to hit the 100 yen sushi go round for lunch.
  7. VACommuter

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    Little robot host had English as a choice. Sent us to our spots at the counter.
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    Each spot had a touch screen for ordering.
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    Tuna salad.
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    Oh my.
  8. VACommuter

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    Cheeseburger nigiri. What is not to love?
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    Awesome choices for some cheap chain sushi.
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    Next stop the reclining Buddha.
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    You can trust Buddha but Buddha don’t trust you. Locked hatch on the head.
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    BansheeBiker Been here awhile

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    Can’t remember the recliner Buddha being at the same place as the others. Was it?
  10. VACommuter

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    No. It was at Tsunerakuzan mantoku temple in southern Chiba.
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    Soles of Buddha ‘s feet.
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    Crusty stone lantern.
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    Grounds were heavily manicured and full of monuments and buildings.
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    Wee shrine with Tori gate.
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    One of the aforementioned wooden buildings.
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    Big white Tori gate.
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    Cool idea. Bicycle riders travel around and pick up stamps at locations as part of a rally.
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    Try over the pond. Had some big honking carp in there.
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    Drove up in the mountains to see the terraced rice paddies. Harvest was on. Here is some rice drying on racks.
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    Intricate use of the land for farming.
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    I don’t normally like two toned paint jobs but I liked this bad boy.
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    Because of the terrain and small size fields this rice is harvested by hand. Hot work in the sun.
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    Time for another temple compound.
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    The usual big ass bell.
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    Took a whiff of the incense burning in this big pot and wafted some on my bad joints. Might help. I could use all the help I can get.
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    Eclectic breakfast at the buffet at hotel #1. I dig the cold breakfast salmon.
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    Parting view from the hotel as we take off.
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    Break at a rest stop. Usually pretty nice in Japan.
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    Moto parking right up front.
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    Nice shot of Johnny Law on his scooter. Of course it’s a Honda.
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    Jumped on the train for a change of pace. Bike parking area at the station was packed.
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    Didn’t take the electronic card on this line so we paid the conductor old school style with a fist full of Yen.
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    What an excellent idea. Just need to ditch the wife for a few”short” minutes.....
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    Heading to the lighthouse.
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    Passed this. My guess is a dinosaur hatching. The building had dolphins all over it. Must be linked somehow.
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    I would love to explore this prefecture via moto but decided to have some us time with wifey.
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    Finally, the damn lighthouse. 200 yen to climb the steps and take pictures from the top. I’ll pass.
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    Just a casual shot of the train station gift shop. Nothing to see here folks....
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    Checking into Hotel #2. Reception seated us in the lobby and presented us with cold wet towels and Free frosty beer to help revive us. That is service.
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    Nice room. A mix of Japanese and western furnishings.
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    Splurged for the triple. Tatami Mat floor so no shoes past the foyer.
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    I shot through the shower room to the private onsen on the balcony. Hotel #1 had a toilet and sink but now shower or tub. You had to go down the hall and use the public facilities.
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    Toilet room off the foyer. Took me a few minutes to figure out how to flush. No handle on the toilet itself. Finally found the right control button.
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    Toilet room had the worlds smallest sink. Drinking fountains are bigger than this.
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    From the onsen you can watch the sea. The guy at reception said they are filming a promotional video between 6 and 7 tonight. He pleaded for me not to use the tub during that time. I guess what is seen can not be unseen.
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    Creekgeek Master Finger Painter

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    so you just stood behind the tub during the video? great pics Mike.
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