Show 191 Friday 10 November

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The Road to Hokkaido Tour 2006
Day 10: Morioka to Towada

We went out in Morioka again last night to look for something to eat. On the way we saw some buskers. This guy was pretty good.

And we saw a big apple.

I definitely recommend this place called Toribon. Great design, service, food, presentation.
This is local beer. It was good.

Today we drove from Morioka to Lake Towada.

I took photos of random things on the way.
By the looks of things God is bankrupt.
We thought about getting a coffee at Futocho, but it wasn’t open yet.
We drove through a snow shelter.

We cooked lunch by this old hotel. It looked like it had been closed for quite a few years.
We thought it was probably quite busy during the 80s when skiing was really popular in Japan. There were some old vending machines. Mysteriously, mountain was spelt in two different ways on the same can.
I found this kurumi daifuku in a local supermarket. Daifuku is a kind of sweet with mochi on the outside and anko on the inside. I’ve never had walnut daifuku before. It was really good.

We saw lots of signs for Fudo waterfall so we decided to check it out. It was a good decision.
According to this sign this waterfall is in the top 100 most beautiful waterfalls in Japan.
And apparently this park is the most picturesque spot in Iwate prefecture.
This sign says beware of bears. I didn’t see any bears.

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