katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,
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katriona_s

weekend trip

So this weekend I went to lake Kawaguchi with 2 friends. This mountain lake is famous for the beautiful view of Mt.Fuji so we've booked a hotel room with the view of the lake and Fuji. But the weather was quite gloomy and we couldn't have even a glimpse of Mt.Fuji!!!

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(The view from the hotel room. If the weather is good we'd have the great view of Mt.Fuji just here on the lake!)

But we visited a museum on this lake and enjoyed very much. It's a gem museum, small but has nice exhibition of various gems.
http://www.gemmuseum.jp/en/exhibition/

On the second day it's not raining but still cloudy, we visited a small open air museum, a village of  the restored old farmhouses with thatched roof. The place had "nostalgic" atmosphere, and in each restored houses local old people were making and selling the simple handicrafts. I loved to see those old houses very much and bought one or two traditional food.

古い村s

黄梅s

(They displayed many Hina dolls in one of the old houses, it's fabulous.)
雛飾りs

I found a nice lampshade made of gourd in one of the shops, and for talking with the staffs who were old local villagers was also enjoyable, I paid and brought it back home. It's amazing that this is handmade.

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Tags: travel/going out
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