Thursday, November 14, 2013

Japan: Free Time in Karuizawa.

"The curious are always in some danger. If you are curious you might never come home."
~Jeanette Winterson

Over the course of the weekend while we were in Karuizawa for the Karuizawa International Choral Festival, we had a little free time away from rehearsing, performing, and workshopping (that's a word, right?). "A little" equals one afternoon and a couple hours here and there. On our full afternoon off, we rented bicycles and rode around the town, ate Japanese food, shopped, and took in the sights.

And now for a photo dump...

There are vending machines (and bicycles) everywhere on the streets of every Japanese city we visited.

I like unique manhole covers.

Dinner at the Cocoon

Brooke, Rachel, Josh, Josh, and Kristen
Awkward smiling/not smiling photos.

Tempura udon. Yum.

Julie and I kneeling at a table we didn't eat at, holding tea we never drank. :)

Melanie and Angela biking through Karuizawa.

Ev and Cary on a tandem.

Gerato. Not to be confused with Gelato.

Oh yes. It happened.

There were jars of jam and jelly in nearly every "souvenir shop."

Next up: back to Tokyo and a concert in Kawaguchi.

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