|Back up into the clouds|
Along the way we passed some falls that were worth stopping. If only to stretch our legs for a little bit.
We reached the top and were able to see the volcanic rock formations. I wish it had been a bit clearer, but then it would have been uncomfortably hot.
Dustin's battery died and these bicycles are heavy so we decided to head down the mountain and get some lunch. The local area is known for their buckwheat soba noodles. So we decided to try our hand at making the famed noodles.
The building was circular and had windows all along the outside. In the center was the prep area that we worked in.
|"Add water here!"|
|Kneed the dough|
|Must not have been doing it right...|
|Roll it out to make a perfect square|
|Don't want to lose a finger|
Zachary, remember your marble soda we had during our visit to California? They actually do have it in Japan! It was quite tasty again!
Next we set out on a long walk back towards the pension. Along the way we wanted to see the Big Cherry Blossom Tree. In the spring, it is a sight to see (as the pictures around the pension will show). During our visit the cherry blossoms had already departed, but it was still worth walking to see the 400 year old tree.
What a day! It was beautiful once the clouds cleared out.
Back at the pension our host asked us to put a pin in the map where we were from. He had many pins from Europe and the United States.
I would just like to point out that we were the second pin to be put in for Chattanooga, Tennessee!
How many more can we add to the map? :)