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Back to Kofu, Sunday May 6, the last day of Golden Week

In the morning, I woke up alone  to take a hot spring spa. Katya and I had breakfast in “Oceano” on the first floor in XIV Hatsushima.    After breakfast, Katya went to the esthetic salon. I was watching TV, waiting for her to return. She was satisfied with the treatment. We had cakes at the hotel  lounge, checked out, and took a bus to the harbor. Katya bought souvenirs for my parents at a shop by the harbor. We then said good-by to Hatsushima on “Isle de vacances II”.    After arriving at Atami, we went to the parking lot, picked our Smart, and drove to Shimosuwa. We only stopped … Continue reading

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Constitution Day in Shimosuwa

Today is Constitution Day. I worked in the morning. At 3:30 PM, we left for Shimosuwa with Russian soup, salad, and Chili. We arrived at my parents’ before dinner.  Anju, my sister’s dog, was there to welcome us. Mom prepared a wooden tub of sushi rice with a variety of ingredients sprinkled on. It became a big dinner. Maya-san was enviously watching us.

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A walk in Tokyo

We woke up late and arrived at the restaurant for breakfast at 9:30 AM. “We will have a wedding party from 12 PM. The restaurant will be closed at 10 AM.”, they said at the entrance. So we rushed to the dishes for breakfast. It was a busy breakfast, although the view of Tokyo from the windows was good. After the breakfast, I bought presents for the anniversary and gave them to Katya. Tokyo Marathon was held today.  Katya and I watched the race. A Japanese runner, Arata Fujiwara, made a good race to win the silver medal. We then checked out and headed for the Imperial palace. I was thinking … Continue reading

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Celebrating Wedding Anniversary in Tokyo

We have been married for four years. We had a petite honey moon in XIV Tateshina. Since then, we have been celebrating our wedding, staying there, having dinner in the same French restaurant. This year, to my surprise, a room could not be reserved even in the middle of winter. So we decided to stay in Hotel New Otani in Tokyo. It used to be one of the most prestigious hotels in Japan (now, it is not extremely expensive). In the morning, Katya and I took Maya-san to my parents. Anju was there left by my sister, who are also travelling with my niece. Maya-san and Anju were getting along … Continue reading

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Tokyo Stay – January 1, 2012, the Last Day

After celebrating the new year, we exchanged presents. Katya gave me a winter scarf and an ear warmer. I gave Katya a pair of gloves I bought in Odaiba yesterday. Then we went to sleep. In the morning, the hotel provided everyone with Sake. Other than that, there was nothing for celebrating a new year, which was a pity. Strings Tokyo has good rooms and spaces, but it seems to me that they lack a simple hospitality. It should be more of a hotel for businessmen. We checked out and went to Shinjuku to hang around. Then we visited my parents to celebrate a new year’s day together. The trains … Continue reading

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A one-night trip to Shimosuwa

At 5 PM, I took Maya-san in mini and drove to Shimosuwa where my parents live (and I was born). I took a highway (highways in Japan are not toll-free). I dropped by Yatsugatake service area.  Maya-san sniffed around. Venturing out seemed to be stimulating her. From the service area was seen the combination of a highway and rice fields. We arrived at my parents’ at 7 PM. Anju was there to avoid heat. She welcomed me. Maya-san was happy with my parents, not with Anju. Maya-san and Anju know each other, but they are not the best friends. However, they played sometimes together. Unlike Anju, Maya-san has her own … Continue reading

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One-night trip to Shimosuwa

At 5PM, I took Maya-san in mini and drove to Shimosuwa, where my parents live (and I was born). I took a highway. We dropped by Yatsugatake service area. Maya-san sniffed around.  She has been staying home most of the time, so venturing out seemed to be stimulating her. From the service area was seen the combination of a highway and rice fields. At my parents’, Anju was there to avoid the summer heat. Anju and Maya-san said hello.  They are now sort of friends, although they still insist on showing their territories and priorities. Maya-san was happy to see my parents, too. Maya-san naturally looked outside during the nights … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Shimosuwa and Kofu

Today is Constitution Day, a holiday. We took a late breakfast in Restaurant Giovano. We took a picture in front of the hotel. Then we drove all the way to Shimosuwa to receive Maya-san from my parents. My sister and her children were there.  We had dinner together. They brought their dog, Anju with them. My mother decorated the guest room for Boys’ Day on May 5, presently Children’s Day. Katya, Maya-san, and I all drove back to Kofu.

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