A little tea shop. Many buildings had fire wood stacked up outside.
You need to take your shoes off at the entry way to the restaurant, and have the option of wearing these zori.
The gondola ride up the mountain was breath taking. There were many scratches on the plexiglass cage, so it was difficult to get a clear spot for pictures.
We saw many types of nuts and berries including chestnuts and many accorns.
There were many cosmos which attracted my attention. They are not easy to photograph well.
A huge bee hive. There was no activity though. Either it was empty, or the bees were already hibernating
Our salad made up to look like a dusting of snow on autumn mountains
Rain in the valley, but fortunately we didn't get any on the mountain.
I loved this old man in the tree.
Taken from the gondola on the way down.
Mr. and Mrs Sugimoto, where we went to Sunday morning meeting.
A cute restaurant which we did not enter
A very fat and colorful spider. There were many of them around, but I especially liked the colorful background here.
A little Buddha guarding a cemetery just before dark.
A very old koto that came with the house turned restaurant. The building was 180 years old.
Many of the leaves were multicolored.
Himekawa park. There was a huge pile of mushroom refuse near a farm house here. This little green frog was flitting in and out of the holes. The farmer's wife said he was late in finding a place to sleep for the winter.
Makoto Utsuki, Mr. and Mrs. Sugimoto, Toshio Akabane and Toshiko Agastuma
A store house
We had a bit of a view of the Hakuba mountains, but really needed to climb up higher for a better view. It was a bit late for climbing though.
The irori at the nabe restaurant we went to.
The dining room.
Pulling weeds. This lady was very friendly and chatted with us for a while. She was unwilling to let me take her portrait though.
a small non functional mill. It looked like it was functional at one time.
A path along the river
A detail from the outside of the building.
I applied an art filter to this one.
We were hoping for a clear view of the Hakuba mountain range, but it was covered in fog and rain.
Some rice fields after the harvest. It snows early in this area, so the harvest is early too.