My own little totoro moment. We were in Karuizawa for the day.
Just to get out of the rain a bit, we headed for the old Mikasa Hotel. It was the oldest western-style hotel resort in Japan, built entirely by Japanese architects and carpenters in 1905.
As a carpenter's daughter, anything made of wood instantly appeals to me.
The hotel was actually a lot smaller than we thought and fell a little short of expectations, but we enjoyed the walk back to the bus stop immensely. Look at all those fresh spring leaves!
Later on, at the Harunire Terrace (ハルニレ・テラス） for lunch. It's a newly opened cluster of restaurants and shops at the Hoshino area.
As usual, I can't get enough of the trees.
Love all the bright green foliage.ReplyDelete
Yeap they really compensated for all the rain that day :)Delete
This photos are pure wunderlust <3ReplyDelete
i want to go to Japan so much!
Do do go! I would love to see Japan through your eyes!Delete
I fell for that shop with a lot of bowls :)ReplyDelete
It's called Garando, and it's filled to the brim with wooden products. There's a link below with some pictures, but unfortunately they don't seem to have an English page. You might be interested to take a look :)Delete