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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:01 am

exchange rate is looking tasty, think I'll be taking a punt

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Mr Puffy Pants » Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:19 am

I know of a nice ryokan

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:34 pm

In Tokyo ?

We are planning to go to Iwate and then Yuzawa, maybe Myoko Kogen as well if time permits.

I was in Japan when Covid kicked off and the Chinese shut down their stock market, hopefully that won't happen again :!:

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Mr Puffy Pants » Mon Sep 19, 2022 3:55 pm

Nozawa Onsen

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by swvic » Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:46 pm

TWL is inked all over. New suggestion please
marcus wrote:and that vicco dude, whatsisname?

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Mr Puffy Pants » Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:24 pm

:lol: that sucks then.

North America has it's own charm. So does Europe. Depends what you're after.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by jimmy » Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:55 am

swvic wrote:
Mon Sep 19, 2022 10:46 pm
TWL is inked all over. New suggestion please
What’s that mean Swivel?
Hatchnam wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:13 pm
How about tame down the scatter gun must consecutively post on every thread behaviour you compulsive mongoloid.
swvic wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:54 pm
Actually, that’s interesting. Take note, beanpole

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by swvic » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:59 am

Onsens don't tolerate the tattooed

I have no idea about Tom's art status. Just agitating
marcus wrote:and that vicco dude, whatsisname?

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:05 pm

Judging from Thud's avatar looks like we share more than just a meth dealer

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by channels » Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:21 pm

Tom Waits' Liver wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:05 pm
Judging from Thud's avatar looks like we share more than just a meth dealer
A girlfriend?

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Tue Sep 20, 2022 2:36 pm

oh, that's a woman ?

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Re: General snow stuff

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Sat Sep 24, 2022 1:30 pm

Now hoping for the flights to come down a bit

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Re: General snow stuff

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:07 pm

Mr Puffy Pants wrote:
Mon Sep 19, 2022 11:19 am
I know of a nice ryokan
I've never ryokaned, reckon I might this time as a wind down before the trip back home.

Flights are still stupid though, unless I go through Manilla which I swore I would never do again after last time.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Mr Puffy Pants » Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:14 pm

The place we stayed the lady and family were unbelievably nice and the food they cooked was amazing. They invited us to participate in events with the locals where we were the only gaijin. They cried when we left. It was two houses from an onsen. I didn't shower once the whole time, twice daily onsen instead.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Tom Waits' Liver » Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:54 pm

The place I stay in Myoko Kogen is more like a B&B, it's called the Woody House, Kazamidori (which are the names of the couple that own and run it). Kaza drives the shuttle from the station otherwise you don't see him much, Midori is always there, really friendly, makes terrific meals. They use to be in a jazz group and often the music is softly playing in the background at meal time.

Has two private onsen, which I like as the nazi grim reaper skull fucking a kitten tat on my back often draws unwanted attention.

I was worried they wouldn't survive the lockdown, but they have, I'd like to go and stay there but I'm also itching to see other areas.

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Re: General snow stuff

Post by Mr Puffy Pants » Sat Oct 01, 2022 1:29 pm

I was always curious about Myoko but the trail maps are underwhelming and the stupid insistence on separate areas doesn't help. I'm sure there are hidden gems though. Nozawa the first time we went there was a mere handful of foreigners. The second time, a decade later, there were more than Japanese. And when you could lap trees solo for a day the first time, the second time the obvious lines go quick. I'll bet I could still find solitude though. Like this, no-one else but me in this zone all day

https://youtu.be/9EBF-UJjc4M

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