katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,

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!!!

(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.

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.



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

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.

Tags: travel/going out

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